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

  • An in-depth look at the history of African-Americans in D.C.

  • Comfortable, Climate-Controlled Tour Buses

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

  • Includes Live Tour Guide Narrative & Amazing Photo Opportunities

  • Reserved Passes Into the National Museum of African American History and Culture

  • Public or Private Tour Option

  • PUBLIC TOUR STARTS AT 10:00 AM (3.5 HOURS)

    $89/$79 AD/CH
  • PRIVATE TOUR - CALL US AT 202-733-7376 FOR AVAILABILITY

When Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech at the Lincoln Memorial in 1963, he determinedly brought our nation’s capital to the center stage amid the Civil Rights Movement. However, the powerful and often untold history of African American civil rights activism, aristocracy, and culture within Washington, DC, predates the contemporary era.


We have curated a one-of-a-kind African American history tour that gives visitors a chance to experience the richness of Washington, DC, through the eyes of our African American compatriots. During this tour, we guide you through many of Washington, DC’s highlights while considering the significance of the black perspective. Visit the remarkable sites rooted in our nation’s history thanks to the innumerable contributions of freed and enslaved African Americans. Look out for magnificent views of the United States Capitol, Freedom Plaza, Howard University and so much more!


After the tour, you will visit the National Museum of African American History and Culture. We provide access to the museum with reserved timed entry passes. Inside, you will find thousands of artifacts that are chronologically organized for a progressive and user-friendly experience.

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

  • BUSES CLEANED WITH EPA-REGISTERED DISINFECTANT BETWEEN EVERY TOUR

SOCIAL DISTANCING POLICY

  • ALL USA GUIDED TOURS EMPLOYEES TO WEAR FACE MASKS & GLOVES
  • MANDATORY TEMPERATURE SCREENING FOR ALL EMPLOYEES
  • FACE MASKS REQUIRED FOR ALL TRAVELERS (MANDATORY BY LOCAL GOVERNMENTS)
  • DISPOSABLE HAND SANITIZERS AVAILABLE ABOARD BUSES
  • LIMITED SEATING ON BUSES FOR ADDED SPACE BETWEEN PASSENGERS
  • CONTACTLESS CHECK-IN PROCESS

CANCELLATION POLICY

  • REFUNDABLE CANCELLATIONS UP TO 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE (UP TO 1 HOUR WITH BOOKING INSURANCE)

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.

African American History 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

Frederick Douglass National Historic Site

GUIDED STOP

Lincoln Park

GUIDED STOP

  • Emancipation Memorial
  • Mary McLeod Bethune Statue

African American Civil War Memorial

GUIDED STOP

Drive Past

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

Ends at The National Museum of African American History and Culture

  • In conclusion, you will visit the National Museum of African American History and Culture with reserved access!

PUBLIC TOUR

10:00 AM – 1:30 PM (3.5 HOURS)

$89/$79 ADULTS/CHILDREN 3 - 12

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