Washington, DC’s Most Interesting Night Tour

No tours from 10/19 – 10/21/18 – 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). Before you embark on this Night Tour please wear some comfortable  closed 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 and in doing so we get off the beaten path to explore some of the “untold history” of DC. 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
  • 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 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
  • 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).

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.
On-board guide Luxury motor coach
Instant confirmation Comprehensive tour of the city
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


  • 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 8 reviews

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.


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


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.


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.!


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!


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.


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!


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!!!

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