African American History Night Tour

African American History Night Tour

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African American History Night Tour

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Explore the city at night and learn about the African American history that shaped it. The tour begins at 701 Pennsylvania Ave, near the corner of D St. and 7th. Our first stop is dinner at the soul food restaurant Ooohs and Aahs in northwest Washington, D.C. You pre-order your food from a set menu so it’s ready when we arrive at the restaurant.

After dinner, we tour some of the historic African American neighborhoods such as Shaw, Ledroit Park, and Black Broadway. We drive past the Carter G. Woodson Home, Mary M. Bethune home, Phyllis Wheatly YWCA, and African American Civil War Memorial. The tour is narrated by a native Washingtonian with 25 years of experience.

At the end of the tour, we bring you back to where we started the tour, and give you tickets to the Museum of African American History and Culture to explore on your own.

Duration

This tour will be 4 Hours.

Start Time

Starts at: 7:00 PM.

Availability

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Ideal For

Students, Corporate Team Building, Work From Home Learning, Family Reunions.

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Where We'll Stop:

1.
King Memorial Completed in 2011, the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial serves as a constant reminder of King's hard work, perseverance, and dedication to racial equality.
2.
Lincoln Memorial Built to honor the 16th president of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, this monument was the site of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr's famous March on Washington and "I Have a Dream" speech in 1963.
3.
The White House The home of the President of the United States of America. No trip to D.C. is truly complete unless you've seen The White House in the evening.
4.
U.S. Capitol Building The meeting place for the US Congress and the Legislative branch of the US government. We will learn more about its history - and future - here.
5.
African American Civil War Memorial Over 200,000 African-American soldiers fought in the U.S. Army and Navy during the Civil War. We will stop here to pay our respects, and learn about their lives and hardships.

Drive-By Locations:

What's this?
We may drive/walk by these locations, but in most cases, the tour will not stop.
1.
Howard University A historically and culturally significant university, and is one of the first congressionally-recognized African-American research universities.
2.
Howard Theater Opened in 1910, the Howard Theater was one of the first theaters to serve a predominantly African-American clientele.
3.
Paul Laurence Dunbar Home Paul Laurence Dunbar, the son of freed slaves from Kentucky, is regarded as one of the most influential early African-American poets in American history.
4.
Carter G Woodson Home Carter G Woodson, a prominent historian, Harvard graduate, and founder of Black History Month in America, as well as the Howard Theater - known as the first Black theater in the US.
5.
Mary Bethune House Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, an influential educator, and activist, founded the National Council of Negro Women and continued to advocate for over 50 years as its president.

What To Bring:

1.
Comfortable walking shoes
2.
Weather-appropriate clothing (it will be cold!)

Where To Meet:

More Information:
If you need more information about the meeting location, please email us at tourguidedc@gmail.com.
The tour begins at 701 Pennsylvania Ave, near the corner of D St. and 7th.

Additional Information:

1.
The first stop at our tour is dinner at the Oohs And Aahs soulfood restaurant, in Northwest Washington D.C.
2.
You pre-order your food from a set menu, so that it's ready when we arrive at the restaurant.
3.
When the tour is over, you will receive your tickets to the Museum of African-American History and Culture, to explore on your own.

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$55 USD

Per person ($45 / children under 12)

COVID-19 Precautions

Socially-distanced and masked tour guide.

Free Cancellations

Cancellations prior to 48 hours receive a full refund.

In-Person Live Tour Guide

This is a live, guided tour by a local historian.

Evening Tour

This tour takes place in the evening and night.

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