Looking for things to do in DC? Learn about the important history of African Americans in the U.S. with this specialized Washington DC tour. African American History Tour with Museum Entry.
- Tickets for the Museum of African American History and Culture!
- Walk the grounds of Washington, DC’s famous attractions and monuments
- Hop aboard our comfortable, climate-controlled tour buses for a memorial journey!
African American History Tour
Washington, D.C. has been a center of African-American history and culture since the creation of this “Federal District”. Visit the sites rooted in our nation’s history thanks to the contributions of freed and enslaved African-Americans. Find out how they shaped our city and our country. Stand exactly where Civil Rights heroes and icons stood, and changed the history of our great Nation!
Frederick Douglass National Historic Site. This tour will explore the rich and often untold history of African Americans in the Nation’s Capitol. Beginning in the 17th century when African-Americans were first brought to the North American colony of Jamestown, Virginia, in 1619; they have contributed to the creation and flourishing of our Nation’s Capital.
This tour highlights significant areas starting with a drive to Cedar Hill in the historic community of Anacostia -home of the famous freed slave and abolitionist Fredrick Douglass, a renowned civil rights activist, lawyer, and writer during his life.
After taking a glimpse into the past at the Home of Fredrick Douglas, we will proceed to Howard University – one of the oldest black universities in the United States. On the way to Howard University, we 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 our visit to the beautiful Howard University campus, we will drive 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, it created its own “Black Broadway” – a home to entertainment legends from the past and present. Along the way, you will also see the historic Howard Theater. Howard Theater was the first theater in the United States to be specifically built for African Americans.
The next stop on the tour is the African American Civil War Memorial and Museum to discover how the course of the Civil War was impacted by these disenfranchised soldiers.
We will then take a journey into downtown DC to the sites of the national headquarters of the National Council of Negro Women, Freedom Plaza on Pennsylvania Avenue, the White House, and the M.L.K. Memorial. As we head downtown, we will enter the Logan Circle historic district to see the historic Metropolitan AME Church and the Mary McLeod Bethune Council house.
The final stop on the tour is the African American History & Culture Museum where you will learn about Civil Rights heroes and icons who changed the history of our great Nation. This tour provides you with a glimpse into the richly intricate pattern that African Americans brought to the stunning tapestry that depicts American history, and will leave you breathless!
STARTS AT: Judiciary Square Metro – 401 F Street, NW, Washington, DC
- Frederick Douglass House (stop)
- African American Civil Memorial (stop)
- U Street Corridor (stop)
- Mary M. Bethune House (drive past)
- LeDroit Park
- Howard University
- White House (picture stop)
- Dr. Martin Luther King Memorial (stop)
- U.S. Capitol Building (picture stop)
- National Museum of African American History and Culture (tickets included)
- Drive past the Washington Monument, Smithsonian Museums, Bureau of Engraving and Printing, World War II Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, and FBI Headquarters
ENDS AT: National Museum of African American History and Culture
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