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Go back in time to some of the most iconic moments from the civil rights movement with this fascinating African American history tour of Washington DC!
3 Hours and 30 Minutes
Go back in time to some of the most iconic moments from the civil rights movement with this fascinating African American history tour of Washington DC.
Often at the epicenter of the activism surrounding civil and black rights in America, the country’s capital holds the key to some of history’s most captivating moments. From the most famous to lesser-known but equally significant sites, your tour guide will paint a picture of the city from the African American perspective. You’ll be picked up at the U.S. Navy memorial with stops at momentous monuments such as the Emancipation Statue, Howard Theatre, and vibrant black communities.
Feel the weight of the world on your shoulders as you stand where Martin Luther King did when he roused audiences with his legendary ‘I have a dream,’ address. One of the most comprehensive African American history tours in Washington DC, you’ll also get tickets included to the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Here, the tour ends so that you can explore the absorbing artifacts and exhibits at your leisure.
A refreshing yet important perspective of the city’s history
Entrance to the Smithsonian included
An in-depth look at the civil rights struggle
Unique and lesser-known landmarks with a poignant backstory
Comfortable, climate-controlled buses, ideal for sightseeing (open-top and closed-top options also available)
Purchase of this tour includes free timed-entry passes to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. However, this is not an official Smithsonian tour. Additionally, entry to the property is provided complimentary only after completing the sightseeing history tour. Customers booking this tour are paying for this company’s services and perspective, which is independent of and may not represent the views of the Smithsonian.
Please review safety measures for the National Museum of African American History and Culture at NMAAHC.si.edu/visit
WHAT TYPE OF BUSES DOES USA GUIDED TOURS USE?
We use 35-passenger luxury tour buses for our daily mixed tour groups. Private tours are scheduled on our 15-passenger mini coach buses and vans. We do our best to keep large, same-party groups together on the same bus. We reserve the right to substitute our small-capacity tour buses with larger 55-passenger buses, depending upon demand and/or our tour schedule. The 55-passenger buses have bathrooms on board for your convenience.
ARE WE ALLOWED TO BRING BABY STROLLERS AND/OR WHEELCHAIRS ON BOARD THE TOUR VEHICLES?
Unfortunately, our shuttles are not wheelchair accessible, nor is there storage for baby strollers. If you have a wheelchair, please call us to make special vehicle arrangements for your tour. Some of our tours involve longer walks so if you like, you may stay on board the shuttle, near the landmark, without exiting the shuttle bus every time.
ARE WE ALLOWED TO BRING CARRY-ON LUGGAGE ON THE TOUR VEHICLE?
Our shuttle buses and vans do not have storage for accommodating carry-on bags. We ask that you only bring purses, briefcases, or backpacks for your tour; Please note that USA Guided Tours reserves the right to inspect any bags, book bags, briefcases or backpacks you carry.
HOW LONG DO WE STAY AT EACH STOP?
It depends on the stop. Your tour guide will tell you the planned amount of time for each stop. We have allowed enough time on every stop for you to walk around and take plenty of pictures!
Currently, our vehicles are not equipped with lifts, ramps, or other ADA-compliant features. If you are bringing a foldable wheelchair, mobility scooter, or walker, your driver will prepare an area inside the bus where your mobility device will be stored. You will be required to board and disembark the bus on your own or with the assistance of a traveling companion.