African-American History Tour with Museum Admission

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3 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
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COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
Face masks provided for travelers
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Overview

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.

Highlights

  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Small-group tour by minibus
  • Led by a local guide

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Average 4.58 out of 5 stars based on 406 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor

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African-American History Tour with Museum Admission
Terri_B, Nov 2022 Verified
Enjoyed the entire tour. Highlight was visiting the MLK Jr memorial and the African American Museum. The tour guide Mr. Map was excellent at providing history and information about the city of DC. Our driver Thomas was excellent.
African-American History Tour with Museum Admission
Jasmin_B, Nov 2022 Verified
Such a great value! Learned so much from the best tour guide ever. He was super knowledgeable, funny and engaging.The cherry on top was the opportunity to explore the museum at the end of the bus tour.If you’re thinking about booking this tour, hopefully this review encourages you to just do it
African-American History Tour with Museum Admission
Charlene_C, Nov 2022 Verified
Our tour guide Dre made the tour a memorable experience. His knowledge of our history, his driving skills and his ability to connect with strangers even those that were difficult was impressive. He had answers to most questions. I will definitely do this tour again.
African-American History Tour with Museum Admission
pamelalX2138LA, Nov 2022 Verified
The knowledge and information shared by Dre our tour guide was absolutely amazing. The weather was so nice that they were able to take the top off of the tour bus which was fantastic
African-American History Tour with Museum Admission
494coletonm, Nov 2022 Verified
Many museums tend to focus on large stories such as wars, but the African American History Museum offers more than that, and it prioritizes smaller stories of civil rights activists just as much as it talks about the larger names such as Martin Luther King Jr. This makes the experience much more interesting as it seems like every single topic is just as important as every other, which really represents the fight for freedom as a whole as every single step made means the same as another. Overall, this museum was very well created, and was very interesting for me to learn about, and I would most definitely love to come back in the future to witness the exhibits once more for a chance at learning more about anything I may have missed, as well as seeing new exhibits which may become available in the future.
African-American History Tour with Museum Admission
GaryD, Nov 2022 Verified
The tour guide, Dre, was very informative and humorous. He kept the entire tour engaged, while educating everyone on the black experience and history of Washington D.C.. The driver, Joe, was very helpful and attentive to the tour guests. Together they made the whole experience memorable. Thank you.
African-American History Tour with Museum Admission
linda_w, Oct 2022 Verified
Outstanding guide who shared important background information to all our stops. Enjoyed seeing Howard University, Lincoln Park, and the King Memorial.
African-American History Tour with Museum Admission
Floyard_M, Oct 2022 Verified
The tour was great the tour guide was very knowledgeable and courteous. He went above and beyond to make sure all guests were taken well care of
African-American History Tour with Museum Admission
SHERITA_S, Oct 2022 Verified
Enjoyed this tour. I learned a lot of black history that was not taught in schools. Highley recommend
African-American History Tour with Museum Admission
MPPalacios, Oct 2022 Verified
Muy buen tour y es la mejor forma de ingresar al museo de historia afroamericana sin tener que hacer filas. Es hoy el museo más solicitado de Washington. El tour incluye visitas a los exteriores de la casa blanca, Lincoln memorial, MLK memorial, la universidad de Howard y una serie de los pocos monumentos conmemorativos afroamericanos. El tour demora de 3.5 a 4 horas y luego te dejan en el museo. Consideren almorzar en la cafetería del museo y luego hacer el recorrido. La parte histórica (que está en el subsuelo) es la más interesante y también la más concurrida, esperen largas líneas para ingresar. Nosotros salimos a las 5 pm y sólo pudimos hacer la parte histórica, ya no hubo tiempo para la parte cultural que se encuentra en los pisos superiores.

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