African-American History Tour with Museum in Washington DC

African-American History Tour with Museum in Washington DC

20min (approx)

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 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 DC, you’ll also get tickets included to the National Museum of African American History and Culture, where the the tour ends.

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Tour departure: U.S. Navy Memorial: 701 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004. Tour departs promptly at 10:00 am Tour duration: 4 hours Please arrive 15 - 20 minutes before the tour's departure time for a timely check-in. The sitting is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Comfortable shoes are recommended. The tour ends at the National Museum of African American History and Culture 1400 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20560 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. 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. 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.

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  • Bottled water
  • Tour escort/host
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Live commentary on board
  • Reserved Entry into the National Museum of African American History and Culture
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Information

  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Service animals allowed
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
  • The seats are assigned on the first come, first served basis
  • Please arrive at least 20 minutes before your scheduled departure time to ensure a timely check in
  • No food allowed on buses (snacks are fine!)
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Additionally, we do our best to provide entry to the Smithsonian but it is not guaranteed. The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture is a public institution and we do not factor entry passes into our ticket price. We have no special reservation agreement with them and simply access their public portal on Recreation.gov for tickets. Guests may still experience wait times upon arrival to enter the museum and are required to follow the museum's guidelines for entry at their allotted entry time.
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides



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