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African-American History Tour with Reserved Museum Entry provided by USA Guided Tours

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
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Overview
On this half-day tour of Washington DC, guests learn about African-American culture from the beginning of United States history. Explore important landmarks such as the MLK Memorial, Frederick Douglass National Historic Site, 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. Due to COVID-19, all Smithsonian institutions are closed.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    US Navy Memorial Plaza
    701 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20004, USA
    701 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004
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  • 1
    United States Navy Memorial and Naval Heritage Center
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 2
    Frederick Douglass National Historic Site
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • 3
    African American Civil War Memorial & Museum
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 4
    U Street
    Stop: 20 minutes
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    Pass by
    Mary McLeod Bethune Council House
  • 5
    White House
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 6
    Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • 7
    U.S. Capitol Visitor Center
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission excluded
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    Pass by
    Washington Monument
    Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
    Bureau of Engraving and Printing
    Jefferson Memorial
    National World War II Memorial
    FBI Headquarters
    National Museum of African American History and Culture
  • You'll end at
    National Museum of African American History and Culture
    1400 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20560, USA
    See address & details
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Highlights
  • 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 on 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 U Street, that were once home to famous African-Americans, such as Frederick Douglass, renowned civil rights activist. Visit key landmarks in downtown D.C. that played important roles in the Civil Rights Movement including the Lincoln Memorial, where MLK 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 Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20004, USA
Duration
4h
Return Details
National Museum of African American History and Culture, 1400 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20560, USA
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Live commentary on board
  • Tour escort/host
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
Exclusions
  • 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
  • Please arrive at least 20 minutes before your scheduled departure time to ensure a timely check in
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled 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 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Shae wrote a review Yesterday
Lauderdale Lakes, Florida5 contributions
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Me and my sister took this tour yesterday and it became a private tour as we were the only people on this tour. John not only shared a rich knowledge of DCs history for African Americans but also shared some of his experiences during those same times which added a great personal
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Celeste G wrote a review Oct. 2020
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Nick was amazing. We had the best day with him. He is passionate and so knowledgable. This tour is a MUST! I highly recommend it. So much history and also such a great time. Nick was funny and knew the city like the back of his hand. He also recommended an amazing lunch
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from USAGuidedTours, Manager at African-American History Tour with Reserved Museum Entry
Responded 5 weeks ago
Hi ctg198, We deeply appreciate your feedback and support! Your kind remarks have been shared with Nick—who looks forward to seeing you again in the future! Thanks again! – USA Guided Tours!
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386trugrit wrote a review Aug. 2020
Saint Cloud, Minnesota297 contributions106 helpful votes
This is a great tour. Very informative. We visited MLK memorial, BLM plaza, Lincoln Memorial, Frederick Douglas’s neighborhood and more. John was a terrific tour guide. He is well read on history and could give context behind a lot of events in the history of DC. It’s more
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Vivian L wrote a review Mar. 2020
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and a wonderful tour guide as well! Dion was indeed amazing. I was in tears at the Frederick Douglas house, the Lincoln Memorial, Martin Luther King's monument (unfinished because the struggle is not finished), and in awe at the AA museum, plus all the stops in between.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Wanderer11482485195, Guest Relations Manager at African-American History Tour with Reserved Museum Entry
Responded Mar. 19, 2020
Thanks for the detailed review. It truly is amazing the sites we get to see everyday.
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ConnecticutTwin wrote a review Feb. 2020
Hartford, Connecticut155 contributions100 helpful votes
Nick was our guide & his enthusiasm, humor & knowledge is top notch. We enjoyed meeting our fellow passengers & Nick bought the African American experience to life. He even included a stop at Bens chili bowl!
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Response from USAGuidedTours, Guest Relations Manager at African-American History Tour with Reserved Museum Entry
Responded Mar. 1, 2020
Nick is one of the best tour guides in the city, with him being a DC native along with his passion for history allows him to provide an experience that is unmatched. The knowledge that he shares at the sites allows you more appreciation and understanding while viewing them in all of the Museums and Memorials throughout our Nation's Capital. Thank you for taking the time to leave this review! Safe Travels, USA Guided Tour
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Chett S
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Safe & informative group tour!
Wonderful tour! Brittany, our tour guide & Tony, our driver were very professional. Brittany was very informative &
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970loray
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Nick and Tony, best tour guides ever!
We had so much fun learning with Nick, and he was so kind and respectful at the wall where he was able to walk us u
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Driver from _____!
I took the Discover DC tour(not listed) Tonya was the guide, she was wonderful. We were given enough time at each s
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sherryla2018
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Great tour, worth the money!
Our guide, Nick, was knowledgeable, funny, and did a great job! Our driver, Tony, was amazing as well! Between the
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CCANJ
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Amazing Tour
This tour was outstanding!! Our tour guide Terry and driver Ali were both wonderful! Terry was so knowledgeable abo
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btodor
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Such a special (and fun!) experience!! Would do it again.
Simply wonderful. Great for older children and adults alike! We were whisked about in a beautiful, clean Mercedes
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2babybluz
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Our guide was great!!
We debated on a day or night tour.... we decided on night for the lights. It was great. Terry was our guide and Ali
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Thumbs up for USA Tours
All I can say is ask for NICK as your guide!!! The best tour experience i ever had. We did these tours through th
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Kinde11004
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Amazing!
Nick was amazing!!!!!! Such a nice and funny guy! The tour was very informative and everyone was really friendly. I
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seansP9576YR
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Curtis and Nick, Dynamic Duo!
Curtis and Nick were great. We were picked up in National Harbor by Curtis and he had a wealth of knowledge. One of
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Eannran
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Best way to see the sights during the prettiest time
Easy to find and perfectly timed tour! We have nothing but the best to say about this tour and our tour guide. This
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jnowackijr
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Highly recommended
Tour guide Nick did an awesome job and he definitely did his homework. He is very knowledgeable and I even learn a
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KMNowacki61
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DC at night
Nick was extremely knowledgeable. Learned lots of factoids about the monuments that we never knew. Kept us smiling
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DC at Dusk Night Tour
Brittany was very knowledgeable about the history of DC. The night tour was an unbelievable experience. A must do w
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lynaugh
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Great tour!
Had a fantastic time! Nick and Curtis were great. Nick knows everything about this city! So impressive. Highly reco
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  • Duration: 4h
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  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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