African-American History City Tour with Reserved Museum Entry
The African American History tour with reserved Museum entry is a great untold story of African American's rich history in the nation's capital. The significance of African American history is told through a professional and highly knowledgeable guide that takes it's tourist on a historical ride throughout the nation's capital.
The tour starts in the historically known African American neighborhood and community of Anacostia. This neighborhood is famously known for being the famous Frederick Douglass community. After passing through Anacostia, the tour will visit Howard University one of the oldest black universities in America. After leaving Howard University, the ride will go past LeDriot Park, U Street, and Shaw neighborhood. This DC neighborhood is a catalyst for local culture and home of Black Broadway one of the first entertainment hubs for African Americans in the early 1900s and to present day.
The journey will conclude to places such as the National Council of Negro Women, the MLK Memorial, the Freedom Plaza on Pennsylvania Avenue, the Metropolitan AME Church, and the Mary McLeod Bethune Council House. It will also take a stop to view the Lincoln Memorial and the National Museum of African American History and Culture where entry will be provided.
Frederick Douglass was a former slave who became a writer, abolitionist, a social reformer, who fought for the rights of African-Americans to have equal rights to their white counterparts. This eloquently profound writer drew a big following with his autobiography that helped spark conversation.
This African American tour is a great way to learn the history of the nation and the early formation of America. A must for American and African American history.
This tour explores the rich and often untold history of African-Americans in our Nation's Capitol. Ever since the 17th century, when African-Americans were first brought to the North American colony of Jamestown, Virginia, they have contributed to the creation and flourishing of our Nation's Capital. This tour highlights several historically significant African-American areas, starting with a drive to Cedar Hill in the historic community of Anacostia. The community was once home to the famous freed slave and abolitionist Fredrick Douglass, a renowned civil rights activist, lawyer and writer.
After taking a glimpse into the past at Anacostia, visit Howard University, one of the oldest black universities in the United States. On the way to Howard University you will drive by Lincoln Park to visit the statue of educator, activist and founder of the National Council of Negro Women, Mary McLeod Bethune.
Following the visit to the beautiful Howard University campus, pass through LeDriot Park, Shaw Neighborhood and historic 'U' Street. These areas of D.C. showcase the vibrant and unique local culture that still thrives in these neighborhoods. Home to the largest urban African-American community in the United States in the early 1900s, the areas were known for launching their own 'Black Broadway,' a home to entertainment legends from past and present.
Continue your trip by journeying into downtown D.C. to visit site of the national headquarters of the National Council of Negro Women, Freedom Plaza on Pennsylvania Avenue, and the M.L.K. Memorial. As the trip heads downtown, you will also enter Logan Circle where you can see the historic Metropolitan AME Church and the Mary McLeod Bethune Council House.
Finally, you will stand where civil rights heroes and icons stood and changed the history of our great Nation at the temple-like Lincoln Memorial. The Memorial's views across 'the Mall,' as well as its metaphorical view into our past, provides a glimpse into the rich and intricate pattern that African Americans have brought to the 'tapestry' of American history. The tour concludes with reserved entry into the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Pickup & Return:
Judiciary Square Metro.
Concludes at The National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Departure Times: 9:30am
- Bottled water
- Live commentary on board
- Tour escort/host
- Ticket for the National Museum of African American History and Culture
Does not include:
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
- A moderate amount of walking is involved
- Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark