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Washington DC: African American History Museum Family Tour

4.8 / 5

29 reviews

Washington DC: African American History Museum Family Tour

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From US$ 350 per group up to 5

Learn about Washington DC's African American history in a family-friendly way. Learn about how African Americans have helped shape the National Mall and visit the History and culture museum.

About this activity

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible
Private group


  • Walk to the national Mall to learn how African American influenced its shape
  • Explore the African American museum with an entertaining and informative guide
  • Experience a fun and family-friendly tour
Full description

Give your family a fantastic taste of African American History and Culture with a professional tour guide. Learn how before the creation of the National Mall and the nation’s capital, much of the land that is now Washington, D.C. was worked by enslaved Africans, your tour guide will take you then for a private tour at The National Museum of African American History and Culture. Your tour guide will focus on important highlights to keep children engaged and stop them from becoming overwhelmed and losing interest. During the tour, see how the stories, histories, and cultures of African Americans are shaped and informed by global influences. With your family, explore what it means to be an American and discover how American values like resiliency, optimism, and spirituality are reflected in African American history and culture.

  • Private or group tour (depending on the option selected)
  • Family-friendly guide
  • Private tour in the National Mall
  • Private tour inside of the National African American history and culture Museum
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
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

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at the entrance of the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • The African American museum entrance is free but we provide a reservation
  • Book this activity to have a private tour guide
  • Please meet us at the Lincoln Memorial for an introduction before
  • This is not an official Smithsonian tour. Customers booking this tour are paying for UTG Experience's services and perspective, which is independent of and may not represent the views of the Smithsonian
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 29 reviews

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Our family of four was guided through the extraordinary museum by Lia. It was a very good experience and she ended up spending over two hours with us. We appreciated her efforts in introducing us to the enormous collection in the museum. Without her guidance we would have spent too much time finding our way around the museum. We would definitely recommend getting a guide.

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February 28, 2022

Michael was our tour guide. Not only was he professional , charming but very knowledgeable. He did not rush us nor made us feel as though the 2 hours were running out quickly. He was engaging and told us how to maneuver the rest of the museums with out him. It was a wonderful experience and I am so happy we had a tour guide because we got so much more out of the experience. I would recommend planning two days to fully experience the impact this museum should have on all people.

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October 26, 2021

Our guide, Nur, was so knowledgeable. The museum is amazing. Too much to really access everything in one visit. Nur was able to give us context and details that allowed us to get both the whole in a surgical way while delving deeper on selected aspects. While we waited in line, Nur gave us the overview of what our trip would look like, found out our individual interests and made connections to specific exhibits and our interests and experiences. He also recommended books for more information on certain topics. I give him 10 out of 10. We cannot wait to go back to this national treasure.

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July 16, 2021

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