Black History African American Heritage tour
Tour leaves from 12th and Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Tour will include stops at the Frederick Douglass home, African Civil War Memorial and Museum,King memorial, Lincoln Memorial, White House and Capital.
You will be able to get on and off the bus to visit the sites.Each stop is 20 mintutes or longer. You tour will be narrated by a licensed tourguide. The guide will tell you interesting facts and stories about the African American history of Washington DC. You will be told the behind the scene stories on the March on Washington in 1963 and Dr.Kings speech I have a dream
for more information please call 301 646 5967
must make a reservation
Frederick Douglass home: Frederick Douglass was a former slave who became one of the most eloquent speakers on the subject of abolition. He was a highly in-demand orator who spread the abolitionist message throughout the United States and Europe. He was also the first African-American to move into the Uniontown neighborhood.
Historical Anacostia neighborhood: The name “Anacostia” comes from the name of Native American settlements along the Anacostia River. Anacostia, always a part of the District of Columbia, became a part of the city of Washington in 1878.
Capital Building: The Capital
building was built with slave labor . Many of the slaves who worked on the building of the Capital were hired out by slave owners for $70 a year. The statue on top of the Capital was cast by an African American named Phillip Reed. In the history of our nation 133 African Americans have served in the United States Congress.
African-American Civil War Memorial: This memorial commemorates the bravery and fighting spirit African-American soldiers and their families exhibited as they fought for freedom in an uncertain world.
Historic U-Street: The Harlem of D.C., U-Street was, and with a recent renewal, remains a seminal part of creating a vibrant African-American community in D.C. The first African-Americans in the neighborhood were freedom seekers finding shelter in tents and shanties during the Civil War. From those humble beginnings, the neighborhood became the place to be for African-American intellectuals and entertainers. At its highest point, it was a place where residents said visitors always needed to be dressed to the nines.
White House: The White House, has been the home of our nation’s leader since 1800, when the 2nd President, John Adams, along with his wife Abigail moved into the house, which was still unfinished.
Lincoln Memorial: The Lincoln Memorial commemorates the actions of arguably our greatest president, the man who preserved the Union.You be able to stand where Dr.King made a speech that help change a nation.
Vietnam Veterans Memorial: The Vietnam Veterans Memorial, one of Washington’s most sobering and reflective points of interest, is made up of three different features, including the Memorial Wall. Representations of Vietnam soldiers were included after the initial design, because some felt the wall design was too simple.
Howard University: The University was founded in 1867 and was immediately integrated. Howard is the only historic black college that has both a school of medicine and a school of law. Since its inception, the university has become a place where both black and white students are educated together.
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial
The memorial was dedicated on October 16, 2011. At the dedication was the were thousands of people who traveled from all corners of the United States. The statue of Dr.King is 28 feet 6 inches and designed by Lei Yixin. Dr king emerges from the Mountain despair to the stone of hope. The memorial is surrounded by the Inscription Wall. The Wall is 450 feet long and made from granite. The wall has 14 quotes inscribe in it. The memorial has 185 Cherry Blossom trees in it