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African-American History City Tour with Reserved Museum Entry

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On this half-day tour of Washington D.C. guests will learn about African-American culture from the beginning of United States history. Explore important landmarks such as the M.L.K. Memorial, Howard University, and even the National Museum of African American History and Culture while gaining historical insights from the first landing at Jamestown through the Civil Rights Movement and present day.
  • 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
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 good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • 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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The tour was excellent & thought-provoking. This experience would have gotten a "5" from me except that several exhibits at the museum were closed. The foot traffic needs a better flow in some areas - it felt like I was retracing my steps in several places.
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Response from Wanderer11482485195, Guest Relations Manager at African-American History City Tour with Reserved Museum Entry
Responded 6 days ago
We appreciate your feedback, Karen. I wish we could control when certain exhibits are closed, but we're glad to hear the rest of the tour was excellent.
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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 the Capitol, Lincoln Memorial, MLK
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Response from USAGuidedTours, Guest Relations Manager at African-American History City Tour with Reserved Museum Entry
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for the kind words! We are thrilled you had an enjoyable tour with Kenny. His knowledge and love for the city allows him to deliver a memorable experience for our guests. We hope you and your family will tour again with us soon. Safe Travels, USA Guided Tours
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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!
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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 the van. She sang a gospel
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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.
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