The Best Day Tour of DC!
Our Tours are not taught in the History Books!
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(We do not advise driving to start location; please use taxi or metro.)
If you ever wanted to know what Black life was like in DC then the DC Chocolate City Day Tour is just for you or your group to submerse yourselves into the tragedies and triumphs in the lives of African Americans in the District of Columbia from the beginning and you will experience different parts of the city that is off the beaten path. This Tour is about 3 1/2 to 4 hrs long with restroom stops included and you’re allowed to bring snacks to be eaten (OUTSIDE) of the bus. This Tour is daily from Tuesday thru Sunday 10 am to 2 pm starting in front of the Anacostia Metro Station on the Green Line ( Howard Rd. exit) and ending at the African American Civil War Memorial located at 10th and U St. N W which is also located on the Green Line. Our Tours start in the section of Anacostia that was formerly known as Uniontown from 1854 to 1866 when it reverted back to the name of Anacostia which also had a strict covenant from the begining of no sale or lease of any property to anyone of African or Irish decent. On the DC Chocolate City Day Tour you’ll visit the MLK Memorial and tour Metropolitan AME(except on Sunday) which is the oldest continuously owned African American property in the District of Columbia and you’ll see Howard University and you’ll also visit the Thurgood Marshall Law Center which is the old Anthony Bowen YMCA(except on Sunday). On this Tour we will acknowledge all DC history even though we don’t stop at these places and you will also see the 2nd best view of Washington that is in the area of DC that was then a safe haven for African Americans to hide as well as you’ll visit the Frederick Douglass House and you’ll also visit a Historical Cemetery where runaway slaves hid on the Underground Railroad. The Tour will finally end at The African American Civil War Memorial which is also on the Green Line at 10th and U St. NW and some of the things you’ll learn about and see on the DC Chocolate City Day Tour are the sites of The Pearl Affair 1848, The Red Summer Riots of 1919 and the Snow Riots of 1835. You’ll see the former sites of slave pens and contraband camps as well as the site of the slave auction block that existed at the foot of the Capitol in the Senate circle and you’ll learn about people like Yarrow Mamout, John F Cook Sr, Tobias Henson, William Slade, Phillip Reid and the Edmonson Sisters just to name a few. We can also customize a DC Black History Tour for your office or family reunion for up to 55 people if that service is needed.
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All of our Tours start in SE DC in front of the Anacostia Metro Station(Howard Rd. exit) on the Green Line and all our Tours end at the African American Civil War Memorial at 10th and U St. NW which is also on the Green Line. Snacks only allowed and water will be provided.