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African American Heritage DC Private Tour

The Martin Luther King Memorial. The African American Civil War Memorial. The Lincoln Memorial. What do these famous monuments and memorials all have in common? Yes, they can all be found In Washington DC. Yes, they are all related to the American Civil Rights Movement. And now, they are all stops on our African American Heritage DC Private Tour!

African American heritage and culture have played a major part in the development of the DC area throughout the years. Now you have the opportunity to discover this side of the history of Washington DC thanks to our private African American tour via luxury vehicle.

During this enlightening experience, your licensed tour guide will take you back on a trip through time – starting with the dark days of slavery right on up to modern times. Along with the monuments above, you’ll also visit the U Street Corridor, which is anchored by Howard University and is known as “Black Broadway.” Here you’ll come to learn the history of this wildly popular area now known for its dining and nightlife, as well as the challenges it once faced.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about how black history played a role in shaping our nation’s capital!


Offered Year Round


Duration: 4-Hours
Start Time: Flexible
Meeting Location: Flexible
Activity Level: Easy

African American Heritage Tour
of Washington DC Itinerary

  • Your four-hour history and culture experience filled with historical sites and facts begins when your tour guide arrives to pick you up in a private luxury vehicle at a pre-determined location.
  • From there you’ll head to U Street – which at one time was the heart of Black culture in America as well as home to over 200 Black-owned businesses – where you’ll hear about the significance of the U Street Corridor in detail.
  • While in the corridor you’ll get to see the African American Civil War Memorial and pay a visit to the African American Civil War Museum – both of which were “founded for two purposes to correct the wrong in American history that ignored the service of the United States Colored Troops and to aid in the economic revitalization of the historic U Street community which was devastated by the 1968 riots.”
  • Next up is a visit to the Howard University campus to learn about the huge impact that this federally charted historically Black research university has had on the African American community. Fun fact: Current VP Kamala Harris is just one of Howard’s many famous alumni.
  • And of course, since U-Street’s most famous restaurant is Ben’s Chili Bowl – which also happens to be a historic landmark! – you can add an additional hour to your excursion and grab a bite to eat while you are in the neighborhood. (Meal cost not included).
  • Since no African American heritage tour would be complete without these two men, your experience also includes treks to the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Memorial as well as the [Abraham] Lincoln Memorial – both of whom played a vital part in African American history in the US.
  • When your private guided tour comes to an end, you’ll be dropped off via your luxury transfer at your hotel or other pre-arranged site filled with a new understanding of the African American culture that shaped DC.
  • The order in which attractions are seen may vary slightly and are at the guide’s discretion. All stops, timing and inclusions of the tour are dependent on traffic and weather conditions.

Please contact us for pricing information.