The Washington Post Magazine 6/10/18

The Best Night Tour of DC!

 “Our Tours are not Taught in the History Books”

We take you off the beaten path!


DC Black History Night Tour

The Best Night Tour of DC!

Please call or text 202-340-2017 before booking to confirm availability of the date you desire and the Tour is about 3 1/2 to 4 hours long. 
We do not advise driving to the start location; please use metro or taxi but if you wish to drive there is a metro parking facility at the opposite end of the Anacostia Station).

Before you embark on this Night Tour please wear some comfortable shoes and clothing and by all means please use the restroom before the departure. Water will be provided and you are allowed to bring snacks only. At Capital Buddy Tours we want you to #seemoreofdc which is why we start our tours in Southeast DC in front of the Anacostia Metro Station (Howard Rd. exit) and work our way over to Northwest DC. In doing so we get off the beaten path to explore some of the “untold history” of DC and we give you the second best panoramic view of DC at night. This tour is offered Sunday through Friday and seating is limited to 14.

You’ll get the history of and travel through Barry Farms which is the first African American contraband camp in southeast. It is where the first African American to work for the Smithsonian,Solomon Brown, lived. You’ll see the first African American school on Capitol Hill and learn about the contraband camp at Duff’s Green Row which is currently the site of the Library of Congress. You’ll learn the history of Israel Bethel AME which was located where the Rayburn House Office building now sits and you’ll learn how the front door of the White House is aligned with the North Star. We’ll drive through Howard University and along the U St. corridor. You will see historical Black Churches and also visit a Historical Cemetery in Georgetown where runaway slaves actually hid on the Underground Railroad. Of course we will show you the sites of the Snow Riots of 1835, The Pearl Affair of 1848, the MLK Memorial and the legendary Howard Theater. You’ll learn about people like Phillip Reid, Henry McNeal Turner, Benjamin Banneker, Rev. Patrick F. Healy, and Alfred Pope, just to name a few. This tour is about 3 1/2 to 4 hours long and there is one rest room stop at the MLK Memorial which is about an hour and a half into the tour. The tour will end at the African American Civil War Memorial at 10th and U St. NW on Metro’s Green Line (We do not recommend this tour for small children).

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Departs Anacostia Green Line Metro Station(Howard Rd. exit) in Southeast, DC and ends at the African American Civil War Memorial at 10th and U street NW
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive by 7:15 PM for a prompt departure at 7:30 PM.
On-board guide Luxury motor coach
Instant confirmation Comprehensive tour of the city
Food and drink
Guide gratuity

The tour concludes at the African American Civil War Memorial on U Street in Northwest, D.C.

Additional information

PriceAdult, Child, Senior
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Great overview and orientation of the city
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Lunch at a popular Soul Food destination

Confirmation will be received at time of booking.

Child rate applies only when touring with 2 paying adults.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Local operator information: Capital Buddy Limo LLC


  • Live commentary on board Driver/guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach


  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Departure Details

Departure time 6:30 p.m.

Return Details

10th & U Street NW, Washington, DC

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 1 review

The sightseeing and activities were better than we even thought! I still can’t believe we did so much in such a short time, but we did not feel stressed. We really loved the tour and would do it all over again in a minute! Thanks.

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