Washington DC

African American History Tour with Museum Admission

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African American History Tour

From US$89.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Immerse yourself in the history of African-American culture in the United States during this half-day history excursion in the Nation’s Capital. Follow the path of the first African-Americans at Jamestown through the Civil Rights movement, checking out key sites like the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site, the vibrant U Street corridor, the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the MLK Memorial, plus much more.
  • Learn about African-American history and culture in Washington DC
  • See top sights like the MLK Memorial and the White House
  • Reserved entry to the National Museum of African American History & Culture
  • A small-group tour ensures a personalized experience

What's Included

  • Bottled water
  • Live commentary on board
  • Tour escort/host
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Reserved Entry into the National Museum of African American History and Culture
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • US Navy Memorial Plaza
    701 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20004, USA

    701 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004

Start time

10:00 AM

End point

  • National Museum of African American History and Culture
    1400 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20560, USA

What To Expect

United States Navy Memorial and Naval Heritage Center

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

White House

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Lincoln Memorial

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Lincoln Park

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

African American Civil War Memorial Museum

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Washington Monument (Pass By)

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History (Pass By)

Bureau Of Engraving And Printing (Pass By)

Jefferson Memorial (Pass By)

FBI Headquarters (Pass By)

Howard University (Pass By)

U.S. Capitol (Pass By)

Freedom Plaza (Pass By)

National Museum of African American History and Culture

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Please arrive at least 20 minutes before your scheduled departure time to ensure a timely check in
  • No food allowed on buses (snacks are fine!)
  • Please Note: 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.
  • Additionally, we do our best to provide entry to the Smithsonian but it is not guaranteed. The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture is a public institution and we do not factor entry passes into our ticket price. We have no special reservation agreement with them and simply access their public portal on Recreation.gov for tickets. Guests may still experience wait times upon arrival to enter the museum and are required to follow the museum's guidelines for entry at their allotted entry time.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Traveler Tips

There was no reserved entry to the museum at this time of year, so perhaps the company should revise the title of the tour.
This was the best history and city tour I have experienced in DC, It was worth the cost.


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Mel_P, Sept 2023
Lincoln Park visit with statues of President Lincoln and Mary McCloud Bethune. Tour guide was very knowledgeable. Tour did not feel rushed.
A must do DC History Tour
Myra_B, Sept 2023
We had an amazing and knowledgeable tour guide. This was beyond worth it. The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable, courteous and accommodating. The information provided not only gave us an appreciation for African American history but also insight into the architectural and cultural aspects of Washington, DC.
African American Experience and Tour DC
laverne_g, Sept 2023
Dre is a treasure. He provided us with amazing historical facts during our tour and made us prepared for each stop by explaining to us what we should be aware of.
Amazing and Very Informative
Stephanie_B, Sept 2023
Very great tour! The tour guide Dre is amazing! We did this tour for my mother in law's birthday. She thoroughly enjoyed it! It was my husband's and I second time. Even better the second time around!
Great tour!
danavmoore, Sept 2023
Dré was an amazing host! He was so knowledgeable and made the experience worthwhile. Our tour was phenomenal.
No A/C! Bring a mobile fan during hot days!
Janine_O, Sept 2023
Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining. The tour itself was very informative. The reason I am giving this 2 stars instead of 5 stars is because we were promised an air conditioned vehicle, however, we were in the sun with no air conditioning. The weather was 97 degrees with 70% humidity. Our transportation was a convertible sprinter van that was open in the back (like a convertible car). The shaded air conditioned areas were by the driver and front row (where a couple and tour guide sat and received air conditioning- so they were nice and cool). It would have been nice if we had alternated the seating at every stop so everyone could cool off for a minute since there were only 5 of us. We asked that the roof be closed, but the a/c in the back was not working so our requests were ignored. It’s hard to enjoy such a wonderful tour when you are dripping sweat. Had I expected no air conditioning, I would have brought my umbrella and mobile fan!
Most Knowledgable Tour Guide
Greta_B, Sept 2023
Our tour guide Dré was excellent! He knew the history of every inch that we traveled and even recommended books we could read if we wanted to learn more!
Truth Be Told. We are not Free!
Russell_M, Sept 2023
Bottom level education, the emphasis on African American true beginning or the end to human equality for those of a different shade of skin color.
Great tour!
Gayle_N, Sept 2023
Dre was great! Very knowledgeable of all monuments/areas. We would recommend this tour to all of our friends visiting DC
Amazing tour!
Ravi_R, Sept 2023
Dre was an amazing tour guide. Incredibly knowledgeable, enthusiastic and funny. We learned so much on this tour. I would highly recommend the tour for anyone who wants to learn about our country’s history and all of the people who shaped our great country.
Excellent, informative and friendly
Alosia_E, Sept 2023
Our tour guide was friendly and knowledgeable. The tour was excellent. We got there a few minutes late but we was able to jump right in.
Labor Day weekend black American Museum tour fantastic
Lydia_M, Sept 2023
Tour guide very very knowledgeable amazing entertaining nice bus ride nice great brake times restroom highlight African-American Museum and sweet home's restaurant gives you a lot of food and customer service really good just a great experience I'm telling everyone to support income keep moving upward keep moving forward
Kimberly_B, Sept 2023
Excellent museum, went for my birthday holiday weekend labor. Very crowded want to come back to see the the things I missed
Rorrie_A, Sept 2023
Dre was great ! History, delivery and personality were amazing!!! Really enjoyed our experience! Recommend to everyone!
Very Good
Judy_W, Sept 2023
Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and engaging. I learned several things that I did not know before. The tour itself was a little too long to not include water or a small snack. To have to fast for almost 4 hours (no food or drink was allowed) is a bit much to ask, and after hour 3 I started to disengage due to hunger. The tour is definitely worth taking; just be sure to eat a hardy meal prior to leaving.
Deeper understanding
Tanya_H, Sept 2023
He was very knowledgeable about our history and the history of the Washington, DC areas. He gives a wonderful of Black Historical elements that help us to have a deeper understanding. I would take this excursion again.
Our tour guide Dre’ was...
Shawne_L, Aug 2023
Our tour guide Dre’ was amazing and extremely knowledgeable! We learned so much on the tour and would DEFINITELY recommend this to others! Totally worth it and you get to see so much!
Learned so much
Sylvester_N, Aug 2023
Very knowledgeable guide. Dre was excellent. Liked the bus also. Enjoyed the last stop at the museum where we had time to eat and explore. In
An amazing tour with a different perspective
Caren_H, Aug 2023
This is one of the best tours I've been on. After touring the highlights of Washington DC the previous day, this time we visited the same sites and were given a new perspective. The museum visit was incredible. We learned so much.
My Experience
Jada_P, Aug 2023
The most memorable parts of my experience with this tour was the African American Museum. I got to learn a lot about my history, different music artists, inventors, military history as well. I would recommend this trip to all family and friends. There is also a cafe where you can sit down and enjoy a variety of food's.

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