Guided tour

Washington, DC: African American Heritage Walking Tour

Washington, DC: African American Heritage Walking Tour

From US$ 30 per person

Experience the nightlife of U Street, an area known for its role in the African American jazz scene, on an evening walking tour with a local guide.

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Walk around the U Street Corridor with an experienced local tour guide
  • Discover the history of Black culture in Washington, D.C.
  • Experience some of the most vibrant nightlife in Washington, D.C.
Full description
Explore the U Street Corridor, once known as "Black Broadway," with a local guide and learn about African American history and heritage in Washington, D.C. After meeting your guide, set off on your stroll through what was once the heart of Black culture in America, attracting locals and visitors for an unparalleled music and nightlife scene. During your tour, hear about jazz musician Duke Ellington, a celebrated D.C. hero whose birthplace was here, and admire a towering sculpture in reverence to him. Soak up a section of the city that was once home to the largest urban African American community in the United States, and which is still as vibrant as ever, The food in the area is also eclectic and exciting. From soul food to Italian to the world-famous Ben's Chili Bowl and, uniquely, on the eastern end, the area known as “Little Ethiopia” for its concentration of residents from that country, you're sure to find somewhere to stop to eat after your tour.
Includes
  • Local tour guide
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

U St/African-Amer Civil War Memorial/Cardozo station. Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the activity starts.

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  • This tour will take place rain or shine
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The tiyr guide was extremely knowledgeable and also very professional

August 5, 2021

October 17, 2021

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