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African American History and Culture Tour

Washington DC
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African American Civil War Memorial in Washington DC
African American History Tour
African American History Tour
start: 10 AM
duration: 3.5 hours
place: U.S. Navy Memorial
Type: Bus Tours
$89 / $79 per adult / per child check dates
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Overview

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.

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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.

Important

Operational Dates

7 days a week, rain or shine

Additional information:

Jan 1 New Year’s Day – All Tours Closed
Jan 20 March for Life – Day Tours Closed
Mar 18 Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon – Day Tours Closed
Apr 2 Cherry Blossom Ten Miler – Day Tours Closed

Apr 15 National Cherry Blossom Parade® – Day Tours Closed

May 7 National Women’s Half Marathon – Day Tours Closed

May 28 AMVETS’ “Rolling to Remember” – Day Tours Closed
May 29 Memorial Day – All Tours Closed
July 4 Independence Day – All Tours Closed
Aug 28 The Commitment March – Day Tours Closed
Oct 8 Army Ten Miler – Day Tours Closed
Oct 29 Marine Corps Marathon – Day Tours Closed
Oct 31 Halloween – Night Tours Closed
Nov 23 Thanksgiving Day – All Tours Closed
Dec 24 Christmas Eve – Night Tours Closed
Dec 25 Christmas Day – All Tours Closed
Dec 31 New Year’s Eve – All Tours Closed

Parking

If you’re driving in, please be prepared to park your vehicle in one of the paid indoor parking garages close to the tour departure location

Itinerary

US Navy Memorial Start open in google maps
White House guided stop - White House (outside only) + Black Lives Matter Plaza
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
National Museum of African American History and Culture End (tickets included; explore the absorbing artifacts and exhibits at your leisure)

Reviews

4.5
167+ reviews
Excellent 126
Very Good 17
Average 10
Poor 5
Terrible 9
Great time and lots of Black Culture!

Dre is so knowledgeable and makes this tour so interesting! Curtis navigate DC streets like the expert he is! - neet50

Black History Untapped

Loved it from start to finish. The tour guide and the driver were both very knowledgeable. The weather was a plus also. - Ronald T.

Wonderful Experience!

My favorite part of this trip was how much knowledge the tour guide had. He was very knowledgeable and entertaining. Dre did an excellent job! - Monique C

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Google Reviews

4.8
Joseph McIntyre

Originally scheduled the daytime tour with the riverboat cruise. Had to change due to flight delays and a mix up with rental cars. They were very accommodating and allowed us to switch the tour last minute to the night tour. Our tour guide, Nick was very knowledgeable and entertaining. Thanks so much for the memories!

Lisa Hayes

Great tour that I would highly recommend. Curtis was our driver and nick was our tour guide. Very knowledgeable and had plenty of time at all the stops. They had just taken down the fences at the capitol so we were able to go on the lawn. We did the night tour and they picked us up at our hotel which was perfect since I had just had some foot surgery and walking was difficult. Would recommend this tour to everyone and Great price.

Erik Bell

Initially I signed up for the AA tour because I couldn't get tickets to the NMAAHC. The tour guide made this one of the highlights of my trip. Well worth it. His knowledge was amazing. You can tell he loves the history of DC. I can't remember his name, he is in one of the pics below. Highly recommend.

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FAQs

How does USA Guided Tours deal with 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
Additional measures:
  • Face masks are optional for tour guides and travelers
  • Hand sanitizers available on buses
  • Contactless check-in process
202-733-7376

Why type of buses does USA Guided Tours use?

We use luxury tour buses that are climate-controlled and offer comfortable and pleasant touring experience, as well as protection from weather elements. Our tours can accommodate all group sizes with a fleet of vehicles ranging from SUVs to premium Motor-coaches. This flexibility allows our private tours to be tailored for couples or groups as big as 50 in a single vehicle. In favor of keeping our public tours more intimate, however, we cap our tours with an average of 30 guests per group.
We do our best to keep large, same-party groups together on the same bus, but please remember that the seating is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Once you claim your seats – they’re reserved only for you for the duration of the tour.

What is USA Guided Tours cancelation policy?

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 person, booking cancellations may be made up to 1 hour in advance of your tour departure time for a full refund

Are we allowed to bring luggage on the tour?

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.

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