African American History Tour by USA Guided Tours
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AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY AND CULTURE TOUR

Go back in time to some of the most iconic moments from the civil rights movement with this fascinating African American history tour of Washington DC!

  • A refreshing yet important perspective of the city’s history

  • Entrance to the Smithsonian included

  • An in-depth look at the civil rights struggle

  • Unique and lesser-known landmarks with a poignant backstory

  • Comfortable, climate-controlled buses, ideal for sightseeing

  • Includes Live Tour Guide Narrative & Amazing Photo Opportunities

  • Public or Private Tour Option

  • STARTS AT 10:00 AM (3.5 HOURS)

  • $89/$79 ADULTS/CHILDREN

Safety Measures For The National Museum of African American History and Culture

Beginning January 22, 2022, all visitors to the Cafe who are 12 and older must show proof of having had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. More Info.

Often at the epicenter of the activism surrounding civil and black rights in America, the country’s capital holds the key to some of history’s most captivating moments. From the most famous to lesser-known but equally significant sites, your tour guide will paint a picture of the city from the African American perspective. You’ll be picked up at the U.S. Navy memorial with stops at momentous monuments such as the Emancipation Statue, Howard Theatre, and vibrant black communities.

Feel the weight of the world on your shoulders as you stand where Martin Luther King did when he roused audiences with his legendary ‘I have a dream,’ address. One of the most comprehensive African American history tours in Washington DC, you’ll also get tickets included to the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Here, the tour ends so that you can explore the absorbing artifacts and exhibits at your leisure.

 

Safety Measures For The National Museum of African American History and Culture

Beginning January 22, 2022, all visitors to the Cafe who are 12 and older must show proof of having had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. More Info.

PLEASE NOTE

Purchase of this tour includes free timed-entry passes to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. However, this is not an official Smithsonian tour. Additionally, entry to the property is provided  complimentary only after completing the sightseeing history tour. Customers booking this tour are paying for this company’s services and perspective, which is independent of and may not represent the views of the Smithsonian.

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COVID-19 ENHANCED CLEANING POLICY

  • All USA Guided Tours vehicles are cleaned with EPA-registered multi-surface cleaner & disinfectant as recommended by the CDC - between every tour

SOCIAL DISTANCING POLICY

  • All USA Guided Tours employees to wear face masks
  • Face masks are required for all travelers (not mandatory by local governments)
  • Hand sanitizers available on buses
  • Contactless check-in process

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

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PLEASE NOTE

Purchase of this tour includes free timed-entry passes to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. However, this is not an official Smithsonian tour. Additionally, entry to the property is provided complimentary only after completing the sightseeing history tour. Customers booking this tour are paying for this company’s services and perspective, which is independent of and may not represent the views of the Smithsonian.

Tour Itinerary

Starts at U.S. Navy Memorial

701 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004

White House

GUIDED STOP

  • Black Lives Matter Plaza
  • White House (outside only)

Lincoln Memorial

GUIDED STOP

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial

GUIDED STOP

Lincoln Park

GUIDED STOP

  • Emancipation Memorial
  • Mary McLeod Bethune Legacy Statue

African American Civil War Memorial

GUIDED STOP

Drive Past

  • Washington Monument
  • Smithsonian Museums
  • Carter G. Woodson House
  • Howard University
  • Historic U St / Black Broadway
  • United States Capitol

Ends at The National Museum of African American History and Culture

  • At completing the tour, you will be provided a scheduled entry pass to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture for self-guided exploration!

AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY AND CULTURE TOUR

Go back in time to some of the most iconic moments from the civil rights movement with this fascinating African American history tour of Washington DC!

INTERESTED IN A PRIVATE TOUR OF AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY AND CULTURE?

WE'RE HERE TO HELP!

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