Guided tour

Washington, DC: African American Heritage Walking Tour

4.3 / 5

6 reviews


Washington, DC: African American Heritage Walking Tour


From US$ 25 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.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund
Reserve now & pay later
Keep your travel plans flexible — book your spot and pay nothing today.
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures are in place. Check your activity voucher once you book for full details.
Duration 2 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible


  • 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.
  • Local tour guide
  • Entry tickets to African American museum
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation
  • Entrance to Capitol One

Select participants and date



Meeting point

1250 U St NW Washington, DC 20009, United States. Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the activity starts.

Open in Google Maps ⟶
Important information

Know before you go

  • This tour will take place rain or shine
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 6 reviews

Sort by:

Traveler type:

Star rating:

Nur was pleasant and knowledgeable. Thanks for a great tour!

September 24, 2022

Nor did a great tour with us very knowledgeable.

September 19, 2022

English a little difficult to understand

July 11, 2022

Product ID: 397827