DC Black History Night Tour

The Best Night Tour of DC! We take you off the beaten path!

Please note: Please call or text 202-340-2017 before booking to confirm availability of the date you desire. 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).

 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 Best panoramic view of DC at night. This tour is offered Sunday through Saturday 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 site of the first African American school on Capitol Hill
  • You’ll 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
  • 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
  • You’ll visit a Historical Cemetery where runaway slaves actually hid on the Underground Railroad
  • The sites of the Snow Riots of 1835
  • The Pearl Affair of 1848
  • The MLK Memorial
  • 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 to 3 1/2 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 Ben’s Chili Bowl at 13th and U St. NW on Metro’s Green Line (We do not recommend this tour for small children).
DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION

Departs from Anacostia Metro Station in front of the Howard Rd exit at 7pm please arrive by 6:45pm and we will end at Ben’s Chili Bowl at 13th and U St. NW

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 7pm Please arrive by 6:455 PM for a prompt departure at 7:00 PM.
INCLUDED
On-board guide Luxury motor coach
Instant confirmation Comprehensive tour of the city
NOT INCLUDED
Food and drink
Guide gratuity

The Tour will conclude at Ben’s Chili Bowl 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

Inclusions

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

Exclusions

  • 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

4.00 based on 38 reviews
08/21/2015

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.

04/16/2018

I see your sign on MSNBC!, breaking news, Cohen restraining order DENIED!! Great spot!! When I come to DC again I’m taking your tour!!

04/17/2018

Seen your sign on Good Morning America would love to take the tour next time we are in D.C.

06/19/2018

We totally agree with the sentiment express by the Meek. It was our first time in Washington and he made it memorable. Not your average tour. His personality and knowledge in insurmountable and the information will not be forgot. One word description AWESOME.
Thanks Capital Buddy your tours are outstanding.

06/19/2018

We totally agree with the sentiment express by tMeek. It was our first time in Washington and he made it memorable. Not your average tour. His personality and knowledge in insurmountable. One word description AWESOME.
Thanks Capital Buddy your tours are outstanding.

07/13/2018

We absolutely enjoyed this tour! Captain Buddy is recommended, and Black Culture is POWERFUL in D.C. Thank you for changing our lives and mindset! We will NEVER forget this experience && our friends here in New Orleans will certainly book you when they visit! Had a BLAST!!! Chris && Roz G.!

07/13/2018

The Night Tour was outstanding! Captain Buddy Tours is certainly recommended! We absolutely enjoyed it, and thank you for your D.C. hospitality! We will return! Chris && Roz G. New Orleans!

08/20/2018

Thank you for getting that “DCBLACKTOURS.COM” sign out there on MSNBC! Never would have known about it . It was AMAZING!! Highly recomended.

08/22/2018

I also spotted your sign on MSNBC breaking news (MichaelCohen) I’ll be coming to DC next week and will schedule a night tour with you. Nice move with the sign!

08/31/2018

Great to know about your tours. Was in DC two weeks ago but did not know about you. Based on the great recommendations, will check you out the next time I’m in the Capitol.

09/07/2018

Just saw your sign on ABCNews app. Great way to hustle and get it done. You will get my business next time I go to D.C.

-Javier from San Antonio

09/07/2018

If your average client is a MSNBC viewer I’ll pass on your biased tour.

09/08/2018

Horrible name. Horrible attempt at cheap advertising to hold a sign up at news conferences. Imagine if there was a company called “dcwhitetours” or “dcasiantours”. Disgusting.

09/08/2018

Just seen your sign on the BBC news in England. Looked up your website and will definitely be on the tour when we come over to DC. Nice piece of marketing. Keep showing the sign board. All the best.

09/09/2018

Saw your sign when Pappadopoulos was sentenced. What a great ad campaign lol. My son lives in DC, we will be there soon and the whole family will take the tour.

09/14/2018

Saw your sign on MSNBC. Genius. See you soon!

09/14/2018

Saw your sign on Al jazeera!

09/14/2018

The Manafort trials are important and serious. Your trying to hijack this with you silly signs is just assinine. Would yiu hold up a sign like that during Dr. King’s “i have a dream “speech? Just stop it. Not all publicity is good.

09/14/2018

Just saw you placard on BBC news here in London, England! Whoever’s idea that was needs to get a raise/bonus with immediate effect! Lol! Will check you guys out soon.

09/14/2018

The guy with the sign at the Manfort trial made your operation look cheap and opportunistic. I will never use your company.

09/14/2018

Where the DC White Tours at?

09/14/2018

The guy with the sign at the Manfort trial made your operation look cheap and opportunistic. I will never use your company.

09/14/2018

Well news flash….your opinion is only important to you!!!

09/14/2018

All over your internet…duh

09/14/2018

What about dcblackslaves.com since you suck off the government teet and get your advertising the same way. What else can the government do for you?

09/14/2018

Niiiccce.. I plan to come on your tour when I arrive in DC. Thanks for the “paid” advertisement.!..lol… I saw your sign while watching NBC news in Dallas. What a smart company.!…. Let’s pray for the Carolina’s.!

09/14/2018

Just saw your Ad on CNN and MSNBC,great way to Advertise.Will use when in DC-Thanks

09/14/2018

Saw your sign on MSNBC. Behind the manafort guilty press conference.

09/14/2018

CLEVER! Why not milk all this Trumpness. Bravo my brothers and sisters. Just saw you on MSNBC as well! Cant wait to get to DC.

09/14/2018

Your cheap stunt outside the Manafort trial was just that, a cheap stunt. Being a businessman myself, the type clientele you’ll attract with that method of advertising at that time, at that place, I would not want.

09/14/2018

Saw your sign on msnbc. Although I don’t agree with the use of the media to advertise your business. It’s kinda funny to observe , especially with the current political climate.

09/15/2018

Well being a businessman….if in fact you are one and this stunt was so cheap then why did you respond?

09/15/2018

Way to make America black again!
Get out and Vote Dem.

09/15/2018

Hello from Australia. Saw your sign in the News (Manafort trial). Marketing is marketing I guess. No different to what the white collar advertising agency crooks with million dollar budgets do. Will surely check out the tours when in DC Area

09/15/2018

Fantastic Guide took us to the Paul Manifort Russia Collision trial to see the President’s former campaign manager plead guilty to fraud. I was so impressed.

09/15/2018

For the person who asked where are the white tours, it is all of the other tours in DC.

09/15/2018

Saw your sign on MSNBC. Will definitely check you out on my next visit to DC.

10/01/2018

Enjoyed the night tour, it definitely gave me a new perspective of a vanishing Chocolate City and I do hope to do the day tour as well. Love the the guerilla marketing tactics!

10/04/2018

Mr. Folden did an awesome job!! His business is very professional. He was flexible and accommodating. I gathered a group of family and friends to explore our City in ways we had never experienced before. We all learned and saw many new things that weren’t taught in DC History text books. Mr. Folden is very knowledgeable and passionate about sharing the often forgotten and rarely discussed part of DC and American history that should be shared with anyone living, visiting and doing business in D.C. I can’t wait to take this tour again with more family and friends. Awareness is key and knowledge is power. If you’ve never taken this tour, I recommend personally that you do so, especially if you’re a native Washingtonian.

Thanks Capital Buddy Tours for such a life changing and thought provoking experience!!!

11/26/2018

Guinness advertising! Anyone complaining about free advertising should look in the mirror when they are wearing clothing or footwear with sports teams’ or manufacturers’ logo. I will be visiting!

11/26/2018

Another race baito g tour.. all BS

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