African American History Tour

African American History Tour
701 Pennsylvania Ave NW Washington, DC 20004
1-800-987-9852  
Detail This tour is 4 hours.
Detail The price includes the tour & admission into the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Detail Appropriate for All Ages
Detail Handicap Accessible
Detail Both Cameras and Video Cameras are Permitted
African American History Tour Schedule Schedule
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Explore African American history and stand exactly where Civil Rights heroes stood on this awesome four-hour guided tour. Visit important sites that have been vital in shaping our nation's history and learn new things about this country. This tour also includes admission into the Museum of African American History and Culture. For those who want to learn about the nation's past and see historic places, this is the perfect tour

This immersive tour tells the often untold history of African Americans. Since the beginning of our nation's history, African Americans have played a vital role in the creation of our nation's Capitol. You'll see the highlights on this tour and learn from your knowledgeable and experienced guide. Once you meet at the U.S. Navy Memorial, your tour will begin. You will receive live commentary from your guide and have plenty of opportunities for photos.

You'll stop at many important sites. 

  • Frederick Douglass House

    : You will visit the home of this famous freed slave and abolitionist! Douglass was a lawyer, writer, and a civil rights activist. 
  • African American Civil War Memorial

    : This memorial and museum commemorates the over 200,000 men and women who fought for the Union in the American Civil War. You'll have the chance to get out and take photos as you learn about the history from your guide.
  • U Street Corridor

    : At one time, this street was the heart of black culture in the United States. Locals and visitors alike would flood to the area to celebrate culture, music, art, and life. Step back in time to the 1920s and '40s as you explore the history. 
  • White House

    : Here, you'll have a chance to take photos of the famous White House and learn its relation to African Americans.
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial

    : This memorial name can speak for itself. Walk around this beautiful area and stand where important heroes once stood.
  • U.S. Capitol Building

    : Take photos of the Capitol Building and get a glimpse into the past as your guide paints you a tapestry of American history. 

You'll drive past many other sites, including the following... 

  • Mary M. Bethune House

    : Bethune was the activist and founder of the National Council of Negro Women.
  • Ledroit Park

    : This area shows you the unique and vibrant culture that is still alive today. 
  • Howard University

    : Cruise through one of the oldest black universities in the country. 
  • Washington Monument

    : Of course, this memorial honors our nation's first president.
  • World War II Memorial

    : This memorial honors those who fought for our freedom during WWII.
  • Jefferson Memorial

    : This memorial honors the founder of the Democratic Party. 
  • FBI Headquarters

    : See the home of the FBI! 
  • Smithsonian Museums

    : You'll drive past the world's largest museum complex. 

The tour ends at the National Museum of African American History and Culture, which you have tickets to! Since the tour ends here, you're able to spend as much time in the museum as you'd like during your vacation to Washington DC.

Frequently Asked Questions for African American History Tour:
  • What is included in the admission price?
    The price includes the tour & admission into the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
  • What methods of transportation does the African American History Tour use?
    You will ride in a luxury bus.
  • Is there any walking involved?
    Yes, there is minimal walking.
  • Approximately how long does the African American History Tour last?
    The tour is four hours.
  • For what ages is the tour appropriate?
    This is appropriate for all ages!
  • What type of dress & footwear are recommended?
    Wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes.
  • Where does the African American History Tour depart from?
    U.S. Navy Memorial - 701 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004.
  • Is photography / video recording allowed on the African American History Tour?
    Of course! Don't forget your camera.
  • Is the African American History Tour handicap accessible?
    Yes. There are handicap accessible vehicles if needed.
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