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African-American History City Tour with Reserved Museum Entry

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US$ 89.00
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Washington, D.C. 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. Stand where Civil Rights heroes and icons have stood and changed the history of our great Nation! Complete this experience with reserved entry into the National Museum of African American History and Culture!
  • A small group led by a local guide in a minibus
  • Informative commentary about the history of African-American culture
  • Reserved entry to the National Museum of African American History & Culture
  • Stops at major landmarks such as the M.L.K. and Lincoln Memorials
What to Expect
Explore the rich history of African-American culture in the United States with this half-day excursion. Learn about the first African-Americans who were brought to Jamestown, Virginia and helped contribute to the building of the Nation's Capital. Discover a number of neighborhoods, such as Shaw and Anacostia, that were once home to famous African-Americans, such as Frederick Douglass, renowned civil rights activist. Continue on to Howard University, one of the oldest black universities with an exciting history. Visit key landmarks in downtown D.C. that played important roles in the Civil Rights Movement including the Lincoln Memorial, where M.L.K. gave his famous “I Have a Dream” speech. Conclude your tour at the recently opened National Museum of African American History and Culture with reserved tickets and delve deeper into the story of how African-Americans shaped American history.
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Important Information
Departure Point
US Navy Memorial Plaza, 701 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004, USA
Departure Time
9:30 AM
Return Details
National Museum of African American History and Culture, 1400 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20560, USA
  • Bottled water
  • Live commentary on board
  • Tour escort/host
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Reserved entry into the National Museum of African American History and Culture!
  • Entry/Admission - National Museum of African American History and Culture
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - United States Navy Memorial and Naval Heritage Center
  • Entry/Admission - African American Civil War Memorial & Museum
  • Entry/Admission - U.S. Capitol Visitor Center
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Please arrive at least 20 minutes before your scheduled departure time to ensure a timely check in
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife and I signed up for this four-hour tour before traveling to DC. Our guide was Kenny who is one of the most informative and engaging guides we have enjoyed in North and South America, Europe, Africa, and Asia. We not only stopped at...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is truly the best sculpture on the Mall and the quotes from Dr. King add to the the power of the exibit. So glad our church gave to a powerful cause!

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank MinisterGee
Reviewed 1 week ago

Mr Jamal gave us so much information about our heritage. I was impressed with his wealth of knowledge. I would recommend this tour to all my friends and relatives. Lee and Jacky Miller I forgot to mentionTracy who was so accommodating when we got in...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Jacqueline M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The visit was fantastic. Joyful and sorrowful at the same time. We spent a day and a half there and will return because the information is too vast to absorb in such a short time.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank bobbiebb2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our bus driver pointed out the African American museum and it sounded interesting. We were so impressed by the outstanding exhibits that in view. What a great way to showcase the history and accomplishments of the African Americans. I feel this museum is really important...More

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Gloria D
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Response from Gloria D | Reviewed this property |
Thanks everyone comments are always helpful and can be a great learning experience. I appreciate everyone sharing their experience. Have a blessed day!
24 August 2019|
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Response from Lulabelletravels | Reviewed this property |
No. When I took the tour the meeting place was at a monument in a city square near a metro station. My friend and I walked there from our hotel.
Deborah F
22 August 2019|
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Response from Jeanette T | Reviewed this property |
No you need morer than a day. If you have an interest in African American History you can spend multiple days. If you have just a general interest you can tour it in a day but you will not be able to get much in depth... More
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