African American Heritage Tour – 2 Days

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2 Day African American Heritage Tour

2 Day African American HeritageVisit some of the most important sites in Washington DC which celebrate the lives of men and women who dedicated their lives for the equality of all men in this 2 Day African American Heritage Tour. You will visit places like the MLK Memorial, the Museum of African American History and Culture as well as the Frederick Douglass Home and the Mary Bethune Home.

Your tour will also enable you to experience the most-popular sites in Washington DC. You will visit Capitol Hill and the Supreme Court as well as the White House, where you will either have a photo stop or an arranged visit. Discover amazing things at the popular Smithsonian Museums. These very popular museums include the Air and Space Museum, the Museum of Natural History, and the American History Museum.

Everyone looks forward to visiting the monuments and memorials.  Dedicated to those who fought for a better and safer America, the monuments are worth the visit. You will see the Washington Monument as well as the Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials and much more.

As with all of our tours, your group may request customization of your itinerary. We offer several different activities which you may want to add to your trip as well. Nighttime tours, entertainment and other attractions are available upon request.

2 Day African America Heritage (Black History) Tour Itinerary is Below.

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Washington DC Tours Itinerary Day 1

Frederick Douglass Home - Visit the home of one of the most-influential African Americans during the period of the Civil War. Born as a slave in the State of Maryland, Douglass escaped to freedom and eventually to a life of working for the freedoms of his fellow men who were still in slavery.
Frederick Douglass Home
African American Civil War Memorial - Learn about the ways that African Americans fought against the Confederacy during the Civil War and to helped to gain the freedom of all men.
African American Civil War Memorial & Museum
National Archives - View the most-important documents in our history including the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States and the Bill of Rights as well as many other items.
National Archives
Fords Theater - He fought to preserve the Union and was so instrumental in helping to free African Americans from slavery. Yet on the night of April 14, 1865, just days after the conclusion of the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln was shot here at Ford's Theatre while watching the play, "Our American Cousin".
Ford's Theatre Washington DC
Museum of African American History and Culture - The newest of the Smithsonian Museums, the African American History and Culture Museum preserves the lives of countless men and women who lived and died in this country.African American Museum of History and Culture
WW II - Countless men and women of all races fought against the oppressive forces of the Axis Countries during WW II. This memorial pays tribute to those who fought in the Pacific and in Europe and those who lost their lives during this great conflict.
WW II Memorial
Lincoln Memorial  - Elected as the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln guided the Union during the darkest hours in the history of our country, the Civil War. His larger-than-life statue is seated in the Memorial which is filled with symbolism and is located near the Vietnam War Memorial and the Korean War Memorial.
Lincoln memorial
Vietnam Veterans Memorial - Completed in 1982, the two-acre memorial is comprised of the Memorial Wall, the Three Servicemen Memorial, and the Vietnam Women's Memorial. The Wall contains the names of the 58,307 men and women who were killed or missing in action during the Vietnam War.
Vietnam Memorial
Korean Veterans Memorial - Completed in 1986, the memorial contains 19 stainless steel statues who are depicted as being on patrol. The figures represent men from the different branches of the United States Forces.
Korea War Memorial

Washington DC Tours Itinerary Day 2

Supreme Court - Established in the Constitution of the United States in Article III, the Supreme Court is in session from the first Monday of October through early summer. You may be able to see the Court in session or take a tour and learn much more about the third branch of our government.
Supreme Court of the United States
Library of Congress - The Library of Congress is the Largest Library in the World and it contains books, photographs, manuscripts and much more. Be amazed at the vast collection of materials and at the beautiful architecture.
Library of Congress in Washington DC
Tour of Capital - Tour the Capitol Building, where the United States Senate and the House of Representatives make their home. The two Houses of Congress convene at either end of the building with the massive Capitol Rotunda separating them in the middle.
Capitol building
Tour Mary M. Bethune house - Mary Bethune was an American civil rights advocate who also served as a stateswoman, philanthropist and educator. She started a private school for African America students while living in Florida.
Mary Jane McLeod Bethune Memorial
Museum of Air and Space - One of the most-popular of the Smithsonian collection of museums, the Air and Space Museum has a vast collection of original planes, missiles, and space craft. The exhibits tell the story of man's pursuit for flight and the stars and his continual quest to venture away from Earth.
Air & Space Museum
Museum of Natural History - The Museum of Natural History offers a glimpse into the natural world, both here on the earth and into outer space. See stunning collections of minerals, the Hope Diamond, dinosaurs, meteorites, and much more.
Museum of Natural Hostory
Museum of American History - Our amazing and diverse nation has a unique story to tell. Learn about the culture and the history of the United States over the past few hundred years at this popular Smithsonian Museum.American History
White House - Depending upon the final itinerary, you will have the opportunity to see the White House and take photos of the most-famous residence in the World. Some groups may be able to tour the White House if prior arrangements are made.
White House Tours
MLK Memorial - One of the newest memorials in Washington DC, the MLK Memorial pays tribute to the man who worked tirelessly for the rights of all men in these United States. His larger-than-life statue is a fitting tribute to the man who gave everything for equality.
MLK Memorial
Jefferson Memorial - Thomas Jefferson was the third President of the United States and the author of the Declaration of Independence. Though he was unable to keep language in the Declaration which would have made all men equal, he did embody high ideas during a difficult time in our history.
Jefferson Memorial
FDR Memorial - Franklin Roosevelt was the only man to be elected as President of the United States for four terms. He died on April 12, 1945, only a few weeks before the surrender of Germany during WW II. However, Roosevelt was a steady force during the Great Depression and during World War II.
FDR Memorial

 

What's Included

Licensed Professional Tour Guide
Customized Tour Itinerary
All Entry Fees per Itinerary
Hotel Lodging (1 or 2 nights TBD)
Local Transportation
Breakfast Daily at Hotel
Two Lunches
Dinner

Basic Itinerary

Day 1
Frederick Douglass home ( would  have to make reservations )
African American Civil War Memorial ( reservation for talk )
Lunch Bens Chile Bowl
National Archives
Fords Theater.
Museum of African American History and culture
Dinner (Pentagon City Mall)
Night tour
WWII Memorial
Lincoln Memorial
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Korean Veterans Memorial
hotel
Day 2
Supreme Court
Library of Congress
Lunch at Capital
Tour of Capital
Tour Mary M. Bethune house
Museum of Air and Space
Museum of Natural History
Museum of American History
Dinner
Night tour
White House
MLK Memorial
Jefferson Memorial
FDR Memorial

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