Black History Month Tour
African-American History Tour
Join OnBoard DC Tours on an interesting and informative African-American history tour in Washington DC. The tour will fully inform you on the contributions of African Americans of this great city. We will travel to the four different sections of the city to tell the history of slavery, civil rights, education, and the contributions African Americans made to history and society.
You will learn about Benjamin Banneker who helped design the city, Phillip Reed who helped with the statue of Freedom which stands on the top of the Capitol dome, and Duke Ellington, a native Washingtonian and a great jazz musician. Follow in the footsteps of Dr. Martin Luther King as we tour the Lincoln Memorial and remember the speech he gave on the steps there, ”I have a dream.” Stand where he stood while giving that famous speech that inspired America to make great strides in racial equality. Walk along historic U Street to capture the memory of a street referred to as the “Black Broadway.”
We will also visit the African-American Civil War Memorial which lists the 209,000 African-American Troops and sailors who died during the Civil War. We will visit the home of Frederick Douglass, now the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site. Mr. Douglass was the Dr. King of his day. On the tour, you will learn about his efforts to abolish slavery and his struggle for rights for all oppressed people.
Book the Black History Tour as a private tour for your group. Prices start at $175 per hour for groups of five or fewer. Lunch at a famous soul food restaurant is included.
4-hour tour itinerary:
Frederick Douglass National Historic Site
African-American Civil War Memorial
Historic U Street
Petersen’s Boarding House (where Lincoln died)
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