African American Heritage Tour In Washington DC

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Take an unforgettable tour of African American history and see the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, Lincoln Theatre, Thurgood Marshall Center and more


  • Visit the foundation and groundwork of African American history in Washington DC
  • View the historic suburb home of Fredrick Douglas


  • Licensed Washington, D.C. tour guides


  • Hotel Pick-up
  • Food and beverages
  • Optional guide gratuities

Please Note

  • This tour is unavailable on Sunday, Memorial Day, July 3rd, July 4th, New Year’s Eve, New Years Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.
  • You must be present at our Union Station office by the time the tour is scheduled to depart to guarantee ridership on the tour. We are located at 50 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Washington, DC 20002, on the Bus Terminal Level. Once the tour departs, guests cannot join along the route. You should arrive between 15-30 minutes before your tour's scheduled start time to check in properly.
  • Our drivers are licensed DC sightseeing guides, but they do not get off and accompany you to each memorial, as they are responsible for the Motorcoach, itself.

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Join us as we embark on our African American Heritage Tour throughout the Historic District of Washington D.C.! Take a step back in time as we engage and enchant you while exploring the history to why African Americans have made DC a capital of activism and culture. You will see monumental sites in the lives of remarkable people such as Mary McLeod Bethune, Thurgood Marshall, Dr. Carter G Woodson and many more! Encounter U Street, the heart of African American theatre and music; Howard University, the flagship of African American higher education; and Anacostia, a historic suburb once home to Fredrick Douglas. Of course, we will be seeing Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s memorial, which was inspired by his “I Have a Dream Speech” at the Lincoln Memorial. This tour will be filled with energy and education as we travel through time visiting the foundation and groundwork for African American history in Washington DC!

Stops At:
  • Frederick Douglass National Historic Site (Cedar Hill) or
  • Anacostia Community Museum
  • African American Civil War Memorial and Museum (photo stop)
  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial

Views From Coach:
  • Lincoln Theatre
  • Howard Theatre
  • Thurgood Marshall Center
  • Ben’s Chili Bowl
  • Mary McLeod Bethune Council House
  • St. Patrick Catholic Church
  • African American Museum
  • African Art Museum
  • Jefferson Memorial

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