African American Heritage Tour ~ Washington, DC

Immerse yourself in the powerful and moving history found on the African American Heritage and Culture Tour. Featuring the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Howard University, the Frederick Douglass Home, and The Harriet Tubman Trail which forever changed our future and shaped the country we live in today.

4 Days /3 Nights

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  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
  • Frederick Douglass House National Historic Site, Cedar Hill
  • Harriet Tubman Underground Rail Road Byway Trail
  • Crab Feast
  • National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC)
  • Howard University

Sample Itinerary:
Day 1 - Cedar Hill & the MLK Memorial
  • After arriving in our Nation’s Capital, meet your professional Washington, DC Guide, and 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.
  • Stop at Lincoln Park which celebrates the abolition of slavery in the District of Columbia and features the Emancipation Proclamation Statue and the Mary McLeod Bethune Statue.
  • See Willard Freedom Park and the Willard Hotel where Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote the finishing touches to his I Have A Dream speech.
  • Stop at the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial.
  • 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.
  • Dinner is included this evening before checking in to your DC Metropolitan accommodation.
Day 2 - Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway
  • After breakfast at the hotel, depart for Cambridge, MD for a full day of exploring the Harriet Tubman Railroad Byway and Visitors Center.  It’s from this area that Harriet Tubman first escaped   slavery, and where she returned about 13 times, risking her life, to lead some 70 friends and family members to freedom. The Visitors Center is one of 36 stops along the driving tour of the Railroad Byway.
  • On the way back to DC, enjoy an authentic Maryland-style Crab Feast Dinner, complete with fresh, steamed Maryland Crab, corn-on-the-cob, fried chicken, and more!
Day 3 - National Museum of African American Culture & Heritage
  • Enjoy breakfast at the hotel this morning.
  • 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.
  • A Farewell Dinner is included this evening before returning to the hotel.
Day 4 - Howard University and the Museum of the Bible
  • Enjoy breakfast at the hotel this morning prior to checking out.
  • The day’s final activities can include a Guided Tour of the Shaw Neighborhood, Howard University, and a visit to the African American Civil War Museum, or guests can visit the new Museum of the Bible before departing for home.

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