Guided tour

Washington DC: Walking Tour and African American Museum


Washington DC: Walking Tour and African American Museum


From US$ 80 per person

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

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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

Join a walking tour of Washington and see iconic monuments like Capitol One, Washington Monument, and more with a guide. Later, use your entry tickets to visit the National Museum of African American History and Culture at your own pace.

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 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
  • Live guide
  • 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

Please meet your guide at the Andrew Jackson Memorial Statue in the middle of Lafayette Square Park.

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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
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based on 114 reviews

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My family and I were very happy and pleased with our tour. I booked the tour because my family were visiting from out of state and wanted to experience the historical history of our Capital. In addition, we were all excited about visiting the African American Museum. Our tour guide, was Amazing, Informative and thoroughly explained the History of statues, landmarks and key factors impacting the decisions made by the wars and constitution impacting our world today. I would highly recommend GetYourGuide tour services, you will definitely will not be disappointed and will walk away with more history knowledge that you came with.

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July 24, 2022

Wonderful, engaging tour with Dr Gibson. We enjoyed her energy, her anecdotes, and her enthusiasm. The time flew by so quickly and we are eager to tour again with her. She is knowledgeable without being pretentious and made everyone in our small group feel special for being part of the important journey we took around DC. What a meaningful way to experience a small piece of African American history in DC prior to entering the African American Museum.

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July 12, 2022

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

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