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Duration: 2 hours


Immerse yourself in the heart of Washington D.C.'s Black culture and nightlife scene with a knowledgeable local guide.

🎶 Discover the birthplace of jazz musician Duke Ellington and learn about his influence on the music scene in D.C.

🏛️ Explore the U Street Corridor, an area rich in African American history and heritage, and visit landmarks like the African American Civil War Memorial and Museum

🍴Sample some of the eclectic cuisine on offer in the area, from soul food to Italian to Ethiopian, and find the perfect spot to grab a bite after your tour

🎉 Experience the vibrant nightlife scene that still thrives in the U Street Corridor, and discover why it remains a beloved destination for locals and visitors alike


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Daily 6:00pm

Practical information

Any restrictions to participate?

  • Age: All age groups are welcome.
  • Physical limitations: This tour will involve walking for approximately two hours.

Who can you accommodate for?

  • Children: All participants must pay to participate, children included.
  • Individuals with disabilities: Keep in mind that some of the tour stops may have limited access for those with mobility issues.
  • Pets: Sorry, no pets allowed.

What to expect on the day of the experience?

  • Duration: 2 Hours
  • What’s included:
    • On this guided walking tour, you will learn about the African American history and heritage of the U Street Corridor from your expert guide.
    • You will hear about the legendary jazz musician Duke Ellington, who was born in this area, and see a towering sculpture in honor of him.
    • You will also discover the neighborhood's past as the largest urban African American community in the United States, and experience its enduring vitality and energy.
    • NOT included: Pick up from hotel and food & drinks
  • Who will be present: You will have a guide with you at all times; also, other guests may be joining (up to 30 people).
  • Spectators: No spectators are allowed, everyone must have a ticket/reservations.
  • Photo/ video: You may take your own photos.

How to prepare?

  • Weather dependency: The tour will take place rain or shine.
  • Arrival: Please arrive on time as late arrivals are considered a no show.
  • Parking: Parking may be available in the area.
  • What to wear: Please wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather.
  • What to bring: Don’t forget to bring a camera to capture all the exciting sights and sounds of this unforgettable tour!
  • Restrooms/ lockers/ changing rooms: Bathrooms may be hard to come by, so please use any needed facilities beforehand.

Full description

Get ready to explore one of D.C.'s most vibrant and culturally significant neighborhoods on a walking tour of the U Street Corridor. Affectionately known as "Black Broadway," this area is steeped in African American history and has long been a hub of jazz music and nightlife. Your local guide will take you on a journey through time, from the area's heyday as a bustling center of Black culture to its modern-day resurgence as a destination for food, music, and nightlife. Along the way, you'll learn about Duke Ellington, the celebrated jazz musician and D.C. native whose birthplace is in the area, and discover a towering sculpture dedicated to his legacy.

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Emily B

The African American Heritage Walking Tour in Washington DC was an unforgettable experience. Our guide, Marcus, was incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about the city's history and culture. We learned so much about the contributions and struggles of African Americans in the nation's capital, and it was a powerful reminder of the importance of diversity and inclusivity.

Thomas C

The African American Heritage Walking Tour was the highlight of my trip to Washington DC. Our guide, Angela, was amazing - her knowledge and passion for the subject were evident in every aspect of the tour. We visited important sites and monuments related to African American history, and Angela's stories and insights helped us to understand the significance of each one. I left the tour with a deeper appreciation for the contributions of African Americans to our country's history and culture.

Karen L

I've been to Washington DC many times, but the African American Heritage Walking Tour gave me a new perspective on the city's history. Our guide, James, was an excellent storyteller and brought the past to life with his engaging narratives. The tour was both informative and inspiring, and I would highly recommend it to anyone interested in learning more about African American history in the US.