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National Museum of African American History and Culture Tours and Tickets

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The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture is the only national museum in the United States devoted to the African American experience. Its unique architectural structure—wrapped in an ornamental bronze-colored metal lattice—houses 12 galleries and 13 interactive exhibits. The 36,000-object collection tells the American story through the African American lens, covering themes from history, politics, religion, slavery, and segregation to music, sports, fashion, and art.

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Daily 10am–5:30pm
1400 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington DC, 20560
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Big Bus Washington DC Open Top Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Big Bus Washington DC Open Top Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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Discover the most popular sights in Washington, DC on this relaxing hop-on hop-off bus tour. Drive past many of the top attractions in the nation’s capital — including the White House, the Washington Monument, the National Mall, historic Georgetown, and Arlington National Cemetery, and choose where you want to get off and explore in more detail. Select a 1- or 2-day pass, then hop on at any of the stops on two different routes and get to know the city with an audio commentary. The 2-day Deluxe option includes a Night Tour.
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  • 30 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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African-American History Tour with Museum in Washington DC

African-American History Tour with Museum in Washington DC

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Immerse yourself in the history of African-American culture in the United States during this half-day history excursion in the Nation’s Capital. Follow the path of the first African-Americans at Jamestown through the Civil Rights movement, checking out key sites like the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site, the vibrant U Street corridor, the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the MLK Memorial, plus much more.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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3-Hour Small Group Night-Time Tour Of The National Mall with 10 Top Attractions
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3-Hour Small Group Night-Time Tour Of The National Mall with 10 Top Attractions

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Washington DC’s monuments and landmarks light up after dark, perfect for dramatic views and memorable photos of the capital city. Explore the sights from the National Mall to the White House and key memorials as your guide provides informative narration about each site. Hop off at select sights to get an up-close look with your small-group and guide. This tour includes transport between locations.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Washington DC Sightseeing Trolley Tour with 1 Stop

Washington DC Sightseeing Trolley Tour with 1 Stop

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Depart from the Washington DC Welcome Center and take a 90 minute Washington DC trolley tour to explore the nation’s capital. The route encompasses the city’s top attractions, including the White House, Lincoln Memorial and the National Mall.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Washington DC "See the City" Guided Sightseeing Segway Tour

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Experience the history and scale of Washington, DC’s monuments, museums, and memorials on a Segway tour with plenty of photo opportunities. Avoid long hours of walking between destinations, and see more the city with a guided tour. Headsets insure you can hear your guide’s insightful commentary as you whizz past prominent buildings and historic sights. This tour is ideal for visitors who want to get a good overview of the city, in order to know where to explore in more depth later.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Washington DC Monuments Bike Tour

Washington DC Monuments Bike Tour

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See the historical sights of Washington DC with an up-close view of significant monuments on a bike tour by comfortable cruiser. Ride an easy route over flat terrain from the National Mall to the Potomac Tidal Basin and view DC landmarks including the Washington Monument, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, and Jefferson Memorial as you explore the attractions with a knowledgeable guide.
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  • 3 hours
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Sites by Segway Tour In Washington DC

Sites by Segway Tour In Washington DC

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Experience Washington DC like never before on this guided small-group Segway tour. Learn about the history of the nation’s capital, and one of the most popular destinations in the US, while gliding around the city. See iconic landmarks like the United States Capitol, National Mall, Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument and many more—a perfect overview of the city for first-time visitors or anyone wanting to see the sites. Guided Segway training plus bottled water and snacks are included. Dress in weather-appropriate clothes with flat, closed-toed shoes.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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African American History Tour with Museum of MAAHC Admission Ticket

African American History Tour with Museum of MAAHC Admission Ticket

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Discover many of Washington DC’s most significant African-American historical and cultural landmarks on this small-group, half-day driving tour. Meet your guide in the morning at the US Navy Memorial Plaza, hop aboard your vehicle, and set off: you’ll pass highlights ranging from the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial to the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site. At tour’s end, head to the National Museum of African American History and Culture to explore independently.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Washington DC: African American History museum and Culture Private Tour
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Washington DC: African American History museum and Culture Private Tour

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One of the newest museums in Washington DC, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History is also the only such institution in the country solely devoted to African-American life and culture. This private tour offers an extra level of insight as you explore the collection highlights and many artifacts and artworks, plus a chance to bypass the crowds and enjoy a more personalized experience.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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DC Walking Tour with Reserved Ticket for the African American Museum

DC Walking Tour with Reserved Ticket for the African American Museum

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Explore several of Washington DC’s top historical landmarks on this two-in-one outing. Pick your preferred time slot, and meet your guide: You’ll get to see, and learn all about, three iconic DC landmarks: the White House, the US Capitol, and the Washington Monument. Next, say goodbye to your guide and, with included tickets, head for a self-led tour of the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
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  • 2 hours
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Washington DC Capital Sites Bike Tour
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Washington DC Capital Sites Bike Tour

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Washington DC is full of historical sites and while it’s easy to explore on foot or by bus, this 2-wheel tour option gives travelers access to some of the city’s most popular landmarks. Check out the Lincoln Memorial, White House, Supreme Court and the Capitol on this Capital Sites Bike Tour. Your friendly guide shares plenty of history, facts, and city knowledge on this easy bike ride through the nation’s capital.
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  • 2 hours
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3-Hour Private SUV Sightseeing Tour of Washington DC

3-Hour Private SUV Sightseeing Tour of Washington DC

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Experience the history and grandeur of the nation’s capital on a private 3-hour tour. Work with your personal guide and driver to curate the ideal tour incorporating your must-see spots or rely on their local expertise to create a fascinating tour. Go inside the House and Senate Galleries and see where the nation’s laws are debated. See the White House, Supreme Court and much more. This tour is ideal for visitors looking for a personalized experience
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  • 3 hours
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DC's History of Slavery Tour

DC's History of Slavery Tour

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Explore Washington DC in the company of an academic and expert in African Studies—and learn about lesser-known chapters in the city’s history—on this immersive, private walking tour. Meet your guide right off the National Mall, and walk to several key DC landmarks, from Lafayette Square to the National Museum of African American History and Culture. As you go, learn about key episodes relating to the Federal City’s history of slavery.
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  • 1 hour
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Washington DC Monuments Self-Guided Walking Audio Tour

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Washington DC Monuments Self-Guided Walking Audio Tour

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Beat the crowds—and enjoy a flexible and independent way to explore some of Washington DC’s top landmarks—with this self-led audio walking tour. Upon purchasing, download and activate the tour, and use whenever suits your schedule. The GPS map, available offline, will guide you directly to highlights like the Lincoln Memorial, White House, and Washington Monument, while the audio commentary will bring the sights to life.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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Washington, D.C. Monuments Self Guided Walking Tour and History Quiz

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Washington, D.C. Monuments Self Guided Walking Tour and History Quiz

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Embark on a trivia tour combo through the most famous landmarks of America’s capital city! See the White House, the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial, and much more, all while discovering the rich history behind Washington, D.C. All of this at your own pace. Each point of interest on the tour has a location-based trivia question. As you walk the route, the app will prompt you with questions that encourage you to really pay attention to your surroundings for clue(s) or use your knowledge to find the answers. Answer correctly and this tour guide app will fill you in on surprising bits of history and tips for getting the most out of your trip. You can skip the questions if you like and the app will function as a self guided tour that works with GPS. Within 15 min, we'll send you two things: a unique password and an app. Before your visit, download the app onto your phone, enter the password, and download the tour. Stick to our recommended route for the best experience.
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  • 3 hours
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Washington D.C Self-Guided Audio Tour

Washington D.C Self-Guided Audio Tour

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Short and highly selective information in the audio commentary for tourist attractions in around Washington D.C Highlights of this Self-Guided Audio Tour • It allows you to go as per your own convenience of time, pace and locations; skip the content that doesn't interest you and listen longer with content that does interest you. • Not necessary to download any location tracking apps, Audio guide can be listen it on online (or) offline. •Available in multiple languages, you can choose the one which you’re more comfortable with. • It is one of the best option with lowest price when compared to hiring a tour guide. •If you have any questions about any attractions, No worries we will answer in your language instantly by message.
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  • 6 to 9 hours
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Private Black History Tour Washington DC

Private Black History Tour Washington DC

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This is the only tour that takes you INSIDE the home of Frederick Douglass (CLOSED RIGHT NOW DUE TO COVID). This is a PRIVATE tour experience with your very own personal guide. Your admission to the museum is taken care of as well. You just show up and we take care of the rest. Lunch at Museum NOT INCLUDED with tour. Itinerary: Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Lincoln Memorial Frederick Douglass House (tour inside) Lincoln Park Howard University Howard Theater Ben's Chili Bowl Mural African American Civil War Memorial African American History and Culture
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  • 6 hours
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Rides & Tours on the National Mall

Rides & Tours on the National Mall

This is a private tour in the open. If you like the outdoors, this is for you. The tour will be designed for you.
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  • 1 hour
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National Museum of African American History and Culture hours of operation: Daily 10am–5:30pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.