African American Heritage Tour ~ Washington, DC & Cambridge, MD

Immerse yourself in the powerful and moving history found on the African American Heritage and Culture Tour. This tour will travel from Washington, DC, where you'll explore such sites as the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Arlington National Cemetery, the Frederick Douglass Home - Cedar Hill, and the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, before traveling north to Maryland to explore The Harriet Tubman Museum and Education Center, along with the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park which forever changed our future and shaped the country we live in today. Many more powerful and moving historical sites await you on this journey through America's important past.

5 Days /4 Nights

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  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
  • Arlington National Cemetery
  • Frederick Douglass House National Historic Site, Cedar Hill
  • Harriet Tubman Underground Rail Road State Park and Visitors Center
  • Authentic Maryland Crab Feast
  • National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC)
  • Harriet Tubman Museum and Education Center
  • Webb Cabin
  • The Leverton House
  • Mount Pleasant Cemetery
  • Linchester Mill
  • Bordeleau Vineyards and Wine Tasting
  • Kunta Kinte Memorial
  • and more!

Sample Itinerary:
Day 1 - Arlington National Cemetery & Memorial Touring
  • After arriving in our Nation’s Capital, meet your professional Washington, DC Guide, and visit Arlington National Cemetery where 17 African American Medal of Honor Recipients are laid to rest. Also, Brig. Gen. Benjamin O. Davis Sr. the first African American General in the U.S. Army is buried in Arlington Cemetery. The list of Black Americans in Arlington also includes educators, scientists, men of medicine, Civil Rights leaders, Thurgood Marshall, Supreme Court Justice, Tuskegee Airmen and many more who dedicated service to The United States.
  • Visit the Lincoln Memorial and stand in the very location where Martin Luther King, Jr.'s speech was delivered.
  • Visit the Vietnam Veterans War Memorial.
  • Visit the Korean War Memorial.
  • A Welcome Dinner is included this evening before checking in to your DC Metropolitan accommodation.
Day 2 - National Museum of African American Culture & Heritage
  • Enjoy breakfast at the hotel this morning.
  • Visit the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial. The long-awaited memorial utilizes landscape elements to powerfully convey three fundamental and recurring themes of Dr. King's life: justice, democracy, and hope. The memorial is a quiet and receptive space, yet at the same time, powerful and emotionally evocative, reflecting the spirit of the message Dr. King delivered and the role he played in society. The King Memorial is intended to be personally transformative for visitors, building a sense of commitment to the promise of positive change and active citizenship.
  • Spend the day at the massive National Museum of African American History and Culture. The NMAAHC is a museum that seeks to understand American history through the lens of the African American experience. Its unique architecture owns a commanding presence along the National Mall and the contents within provide for a powerful and life changing experience.
  • Dinner is included this evening before returning to the hotel.
  Day 3 - Kunta Kinte Memorial, the Harbor Queen, & Crab Feast
  • After breakfast at the hotel, check out and depart to tour the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site, Cedar Hill – dedicated to preserving the legacy of the most famous 19th century African American. Visitors to the site learn about his efforts to abolish slavery and his struggle for rights for all oppressed people.
  • Depart for Maryland and stop at the Kunta Kinte - Alex Haley Memorial which stands as a powerful tribute to the indomitable spirit of resilience and the enduring legacy of African heritage. Located in Annapolis, Maryland, this memorial commemorates the remarkable life of Kunta Kinte, an African man enslaved and brought to America in the 18th century, whose story was immortalized in Alex Haley's seminal novel, "Roots."
  • Board the Harbor Queen.  As you set sail from the dock, you'll be immersed in the charm of Annapolis, known for its rich maritime heritage and historic significance. Glide past picturesque waterfronts, iconic landmarks, and sailboats gracefully navigating the harbor. The knowledgeable and friendly crew will share fascinating stories and historical tidbits, providing insights into Annapolis' storied past and its role as the capital city of Maryland.
  • Enjoy a waterfront dinner included featuring the Maryland classic: Crab!  Land-lubber delights also available, of course!
  • Check-in to your local Maryland hotel.
Day 4 - Harriet Tubman and Cambridge's Historical Sites
  • Enjoy breakfast at the hotel this morning.
  • Visit the Dorchester County Court House and Long Wharf. This is where slaves were bought and sold and was the port of entry.
  • Tour the Harriet Tubman Museum and Education Center.  The education center is one of the oldest community organizations dedicated to the memory of Harriet Tubman.
  • Explore the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park and Visitor Center,a 10,000 Sq. Ft. Visitor Center includes exhibits and theatre that tells the story of Harriet Tubman. Enjoy a box lunch in the Pavillion.
  • Visit Broodes Farm / Buck Town Store where Harriet Tubman's enslaver lived.
  • Visit the Leverton House. Refugees from slavery found sanctuary here. Jacob and Hannah Leverton feed and gave directions from this site.
  • See Webb Cabin. A Free African American Farmer built a hand-hewn log home here in 1852.
  • Ride through Jonestown. Jenkins Jones establish Jonestown as a community of free African Americans in antebellum years.
  • See Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, the site of the original Mount Pleasant Methodist Episcopal Church, an African American church community established in 1849 when local Quakers sold the land to free blacks, so they could build their own church. The congregation later moved to the town of Preston, where they still meet for services. This cemetery is still used by the church.
  • Visit Linchester Mill, where Harriet Tubman would have passed through and possibly have met Jacob and Hannah Leverton.
  • Enjoy dinner included at a local favorite hot spot before returning to your hotel for the evening.
Day 5 - Bordeleau Vineyards
  • Enjoy breakfast at your hotel prior to checking out this morning.
  • Conclude your journey with a visit to Bordeleau Vineyards and Winery. Enjoy a flight of wines for tasting. A winery that boasts a stunning vineyard landscape that spans over 100 acres, creating a serene and idyllic setting for wine tasting and relaxation. As you wander through the rows of grapevines, you'll feel a sense of tranquility and connection with nature.  The winery specializes in producing a variety of wines that showcase the unique characteristics of the region's terroir. From crisp whites to bold reds, their skilled winemakers take pride in crafting wines that reflect the flavors and nuances of Maryland's vineyards.
    • Enjoy a boxed lunch while visiting.
  • Depart for home.

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