WALKING TOURS


  STROLL THE STREETS...

Leave the buses behind and stroll the streets to see the city with new eyes.  Our SIGNATURE Walking Tours are 2 hours in length. Cost is $12 for adults and $5 for seniors (over 61) and children (under 12 years of age).  Groups can book the tour anytime.  A portion of the proceeds from the Walking Tours will be donated to the African American Civil War Memorial Freedom Foundation.  

For more information on how you can help support the memorial and museum log on to www.afroamcivilwar.org

ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY  

Visit a sacred place to remember and honor the nation’s war heroes, both famous and ordinary.

 

Hear some of the unknown stories of Americans fallen, including Lieutenant James Reese Europe, World War I hero and ragtime musician credited with taking jazz to Europe.  Say a word of Thanks to the Buffalo Soldiers and Tuskegee Airmen.  Visit the gravesites of Presidents William Howard Taft and John F. Kennedy.  See the Changing of the Guard Ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Tour starts at the Metro Arlington National Cemetery (blue line).

DUKE ELLINGTON’S JAZZ TOUR  

We invite you to celebrate the spirit of U Street and to revel in its cultural economic renaissance!

Some of the best entertainment in the city during the first half of the twentieth century was located on U Street, affectionately dubbed “Black Broadway” by American singer, Pearl Bailey. Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday, and Louis Armstrong played to packed houses. See sites of a super club and a speakeasy; visit a jazz club located in a cave and one dedicated to the preservation of jazz and blues. Wrap up the tour with a visit to one of the hippest clubs or ethnic restaurants.

Meet at the Metro -Cardozo 13th St. Exit (green line)  

HISTORICAL & EDUCATIONAL TOUR OF U STREET

U Street is a living legacy - one well worth the walk.

 

From the 1920’s-1950’s U Street, the historic heart of the African American community flourished.  Discover it- walk the streets, see the sites, hear the sounds, and learn the history associated with the neighborhood that was the African American Capital of America. Hear the real stories of Langston Hughes and local literati who started a renaissance before it happened in New York’s Harlem. See where Duke Ellington grew up. Trace the footprints of Jean Toomer and Alain Locke, leaders in the arts.  ”Visit the first YMCA in America "for coloreds" and a 1920’s theater described as the “jewel in the crown.” The tour concludes at the African-American Civil War Memorial & Museum.  

Meet at the Metro Cardozo/U St. 13th St. Exit (green line).  

WALK IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR

Help us celebrate Dr. King’s birthday-all year long! Dr. King, a clergyman, civil rights leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner dedicated his life to make life better for others.  His life and work live in the nation’s capital.  We will sing and hear his words as we visit sites that he visited and that honor him.  Meet outside in front of Martin Luther King, Jr. Library 901 G St. NW. metro-Gallery Place or Metro Center.