African American History Tour | USA Guided Tours
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Stand Exactly Where Civil Rights Heroes & Icons Once Stood and Changed the History of Our Great Nation!


Visit the National Museum of African American History and Culture & Learn About Civil Rights Heroes!

Museum Passes Included!



National Museum of African American History and Culture Passes Included!

  • Walk the Grounds of Washington, DC’s Famous Attractions & Monuments

  • Fully Guided Bus Tour Includes Live Tour Guide Narrative & Amazing Photo Opportunities

  • Hop Aboard Our Comfortable, Climate-Controlled Tour Buses for a Memorable Journey!

  • Includes Tickets for the Museum of African American History and Culture!

  • Daily: 10:00 AM – 1:30 PM

  • Duration: 3.5 HOURS

  • $89/$79 Ad/Ch

At USA Guided Tours, we have curated a one-of-a-kind African-American History & Culture tour so visitors can experience the richness of Washington, D.C. through the eyes of our African-American compatriots.

During this tour, we guide you through many of Washington, D.C.’s highlights while considering the significance of the black perspective. This three and a half hour specialty tour will have plenty of opportunities for photos and discussion on the topic of African-American history at each guided stop we'll make on the tour.
Washington, DC 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!

This tour explores the rich and often untold history of African Americans in our Nation's Capital. 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, the home of the famous freed slave and abolitionist Frederick Douglass, a renowned civil rights activist, lawyer, and writer during his life.

After taking a glimpse into the past with the visit to the home of Frederick Douglass, we will visit Howard University, which is 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 the visit to the beautiful Howard University campus, we will drive through LeDroit 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 1900's it created its own “Black Broadway,” a home to entertainment legends from past and present.

Journey into downtown DC to the site of the national headquarters of the National Council of Negro Women, Freedom Plaza on Pennsylvania Avenue, and the M.L.K. Memorial. As we head downtown, we will enter Logan Circle and 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 view across the Mall, as well as the one into our past that the tour provides, will give you a glimpse into the richly intricate pattern that African Americans brought to the stunning tapestry that depicts American history and will leave you breathless.
This tour concludes with reserved entry into the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

We use 35-passenger luxury tour buses for our daily mixed tour groups. Private tours are scheduled on our 15-passenger mini coach buses and vans. We do our best to keep large, same-party groups together on the same bus. We reserve the right to substitute our small-capacity tour buses with larger 55-passenger buses, depending upon demand and/or our tour schedule. The 55-passenger buses have bathrooms on board for your convenience.

Unfortunately, our shuttles are not wheelchair accessible, nor is there storage for baby strollers. If you have a wheelchair, please call us to make special vehicle arrangements for your tour. Some of our tours involve longer walks so if you like, you may stay on board the shuttle, near the landmark, without exiting the shuttle bus every time.

Our shuttle buses and vans do not have storage for accommodating carry-on bags. We ask that you only bring purses, briefcases, or backpacks for your tour; Please note that USA Guided Tours reserves the right to inspect any bags, book bags, briefcases or backpacks you carry.

It depends on the stop. Your tour guide will tell you the planned amount of time for each stop. We have allowed enough time on every stop for you to walk around and take plenty of pictures!

We have some pickup services available from selected hotels only. Please contact your concierge or call our customer service line at +1 202-733-7376.

Free Cancellation up to 24 Hours in Advance > if you cancel your booking 24 hours in advance of your tour departure time - a full refund will be issued

Free Cancellation up to 1 Hour in Advance With Tour Booking Insurance > if you purchase Tour Booking Insurance at $5.99 per booking, booking cancellations may be made up to 1 hour in advance of your tour departure time for a full refund


Starts at U.S. Navy Memorial

701 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004

U.S. Capitol Building


Frederick Douglass National Historic Site


Lincoln Park


  • Emancipation Memorial
  • Mary McLeod Bethune Statue

Howard University


  • The Howard Theatre
  • Duke Ellington Statue

African American Civil War Memorial


Ben's Chili Bowl


  • Udofia Mural
  • Lincoln Theatre

Carter G. Woodson Memorial Park


Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial


Lincoln Memorial


Drive Past

  • Washington Monument
  • Smithsonian Museums
  • Bureau of Engraving and Printing
  • Jefferson Memorial
  • FBI Headquarters

Ends at National Museum of African American History and Culture


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