Please call before booking to confirm availability of the date you desire( we do not advise driving to location to start tour use metro or taxi) This is a Specialty Tour( all day) designed for a small group of people and must be booked at least 2 weeks in advance
This is a long tour ( about 4 1/2 to 5 hrs) with restroom stops along the way and a short break and we cover all four quadrants of DC while we highlight the historical slavery-related places where slaves were either housed, sold or hid in and around the Capital as well as we’ll highlight where hotels and slave pens once stood. You’ll learn about people like John F Cook Sr, Anthony Bowen, Henry Highland Garnett, Henry McNeal Turner and the Edmonson Sisters and the contributions they made to The DC Underground Railroad. Some Historical places we will see and stop at and others we will just acknowledge as we travel thru the city and because some of the streets that we travel down are so narrow we have to limit the amount of passengers we can carry (26). Because of the duration of the Tour you are allowed to bring a sandwich or snack and water will be provided, also we do make restroom stops and by all means please use restroom before you start Tour.
You’ll start at the Anacostia Metro in SE DC and you will TOUR the Frederick Douglas House and you will see the 2nd best view of DC and we will show you the community of Good Hope and the first church in that area and you’ll see Emancipation Park and the site of Israel Bethel where over 800 black soldiers joined the Union Army in one day. You’ll see the site of The Pearl( 1848) and the site of the Snow Riots of 1835 and we will show you how 16th St is aligned with the North Star. You’ll also visit the Cemetery where runaway slaves actually hid while in DC going north on the Underground Railroad. You’ll see all of the historical churches that played a pivotal role in seeking the freedom of enslaved people in DC. ( We do not recommend this tour for small children)
|a DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Anacostia Metro Station|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Please arrive by 9:45 AM for a prompt departure at 10:00 AM.|
|RETURN TIME||Approximately 4:00 PM.|
|WEAR||Comfortable athletic clothing, walking shoes, and appropriate outerwear.|
The tour starts at 10:00 a.m. near the Anacostia Metro station, in Southeast, Washington D.C. and ends at the African American Civil War Memorial on U Street NW. Please wear comfortable shoes and you are allowed to bring a snack, water will be provided
|Price||Adult ($79), Senior ($60), Child ($69)|
- 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 emailed at time of booking.
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
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Departure time 10:00 a.m.
African American Civil War Memorial, U Street NW, Washington, DC