African American Educational Tours Washington DC
Visiting our nation’s capital is filled with many opportunities to discover more about the history of a diverse people who have endured much hardship and have overcome countless obstacles. Your group will discover much about the history and culture of African Americans from pre-Revolutionary War times through the Civil War and into the Civil Rights Movement.
Without question the most-popular attraction is the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Numerous exhibits, videos, and interactive displays tell the story of countless men and women who have helped pave the way for freedom and equality in this nation and beyond.
Other popular attractions include the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial, the African American Civil War Memorial and Museum, the homes of Carter G Woodson, Mary Bethune McLeod, and Frederick Douglass. Plus, Howard University is one of several colleges in Washington DC which is can host student visits.
DC has so much to offer student groups and we are here to assist you with planning every step of the way. Each tour is customized to fit the time schedule of your group as well as the objectives and the budget. We can include hotel lodging, transportation (bus or air), meals, tours, college visits and more.
Call our Toll-Free Number (888.796.8763) or complete the request form and we will be happy to assist you with all of the details.
African American Heritage Sites in Washington DC
Below are a few of the most-popular African American Heritage Sites in Washington DC. This is not an exhaustive list, but it does give you a glimpse into just how many historical attractions there are in DC. From the popular NMAAHC to the home of the great emancipator Frederick Douglass to the MLK Memorial and many more. DC is rich with historic sites that are perfect for student groups.
Every tour is customized to include the sites and attractions which will help you meet your objectives. Many of the locations below are open to student visits. Plus, there are many other sites which are not even listed below. When you speak with one of our African American Tour Coordinators, be sure to mention each location you want to visit. Remember, visits are limited in some instances to specific numbers of visitors or to a schedule. The earlier you make arrangements the better chance you have of being able to visit as many sites as you want to see.
Frederick Douglass Home
This house in Cedar Hill is where Frederick Douglass lived until his death in 1895. Many artifacts owned by Douglass are still on display here.
This monument located in the National Mall celebrates the wife, works, and struggles of the great Civil Rights activist, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Mary Bethune Home
This served as the home of Mary Mcleod Bethune in Washington DC and became the headquarters of the National Council of Negro Women.
Phyllis Wheatley YWCA
One of the first YWCA in the United States established by African American women to provide programs and services to underprivileged women and children.
Mt Vernon Enslaved Persons Tour
Mount Vernon is not only the home of George Washington but also of dozens of enslaved men and women who worked in his household and plantation.
African American Civil War Memorial
A tribute to the African-American soldiers who fought during the Civil War for their freedom and the prevention of the division of the United States
Charles Sumner School
Established in 1872, the Charles Sumner School s one of the earliest schools for African Americans in DC. It was created to provide support for freed slaves after the Civil War.
Established in 1910 in the Shaw neighborhood around Howard University, this theatre is recognized to be the first Black theatre in the United States.
Museum of African Art
A Smithsonian Museum dedicated to celebrating African Art. Their collection included 9,000 works of traditional and contemporary African art, 300,000 photos, and 50,000 library titles.
HU is a historically Black private and federally chartered university established to 'prepare diverse, talented and ambitious students to learn, lead and embody excellence in truth and service.'