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Washington DC: Walking Tour and African American Museum

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Washington DC: Walking Tour and African American Museum

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From US$ 80 per person

See 3 of Washington’s must-see landmarks: the White House, the Capitol One, and the Washington Monument on this 90-minute walking tour. Afterward, explore the African American Museum at your own pace.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible


  • Marvel at 3 must-see landmarks in Washington DC
  • Learn about the historical influence of African Americans in DC
  • Visit the African American National Museum at your own pace
Full description
Meet your guide at the White House and begin your tour of Washington DC. From the outside, learn about the history of the White House and the people who inhabited it. Your local guide will share stories about America’s history and the influence of African Americans in DC. Next, see the Capitol One, one of the most architecturally impressive buildings in the world. Hear about the neoclassical United States Capitol, which is home to the House of Representatives and Senate. Finally, your guide will take you to the Washington Monument. Made of white marble and 550-feet tall, the obelisk is an iconic Washington DC landmark. After the walking tour, use your reserved entry tickets to visit the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Explore the museum on your own at your own pace.
  • Washington DC walking tour
  • Reserved entrance ticket to the African American National Museum
  • Guided tour of the African American Museum
  • Transportation
  • Tips
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 3 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts
  • All participants who are 12 years and older must present a Reinforced Green Pass that is valid in the EU and has a verifiable QR code. Reinforced Green Passes can only be obtained by uploading either proof of full vaccination or proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months to either the Green Pass or Covid Certificate app
  • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at the Andrew Jackson Memorial Statue in the middle of Lafayette Square Park. Pennsylvania Ave NW &, 16th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20001.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • This activity is not organized by the Museum of African American History and Culture, it is organized by a local activity provider
  • The museum entrance ticket is free, but the local activity provider will make a reservation for you a month before
Customer reviews

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4.7 /5

based on 81 reviews

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It was definitely worth it! Our tour guide was quite knowledgeable and very relatable! He was a graduate of Howard University and we came for my niece’s graduation from Howard! It was like walking with a very informed family member because although he gave us a lot of valuable history, he was quite personable and made it impactful to our diverse family audience!!!

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May 9, 2022

Our tour guide Nur is very passionate about history, preservation of knowledge, accessibility for all and people. You will not mind the walking because there is so much to take in and Nur will answer any questions you may have and will take time to connect with you in a large group.

April 23, 2022

Our tour guide, Cris (sp?), was really great. She was on time, thorough, and provided us with wonderful little tidbits of information throughout the tour. As a US History teacher, there was so much more information I hadn't known and was privileged to know with her. I would only recommend a microphone for when the tour guide is walking around. This would help for those of us walking in the back, when they aren't directly facing us, or to drown out the city noise.

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April 19, 2022

Product ID: 404488