The DC Underground Railroad Tour
Please note: Please call or text 202-340-2017 before booking to confirm availability of the date you desire.
This is an all day tour that we only offer on Fridays; the tour lasts approximately 6 ½ hours with restroom stops along the way and a meal break at a Soul Food restaurant and we cover all four quadrants of DC. We highlight the historical slavery-related places and churches where slaves were either housed, sold,or hid in and around the Nation’s Capital as well as highlight hotels with slave pens in the basement and where actual slave pens once stood in DC.
We’ll start at the Anacostia Metro at 10 am in front of the Howard Road exit in Southeast DC!
- We tour the grounds of the Frederick Douglas House
- and see the Best view of DC
- We will show you the community of Good Hope and the first church in that area
- You’ll see Emancipation Park 0n Capitol Hill
- You’ll see the site of The Pearl (1848)
- The site of the Snow Riots of 1835
- You’ll also visit the cemetery where runaway slaves actually hid while in DC going north on the Underground Railroad
- You’ll see historical churches that played a pivotal role in seeking the freedom of enslaved people in DC as well
- See Metropolitan AME the oldest Black owned property in DC
- You’ll see Howard University
- You’ll see the Meriweather Home
- You’ll learn about people like Tobias Henson, William Slade, Elizabeth Keckley, William Costin and many more
- This Tour will end at the African American Civil War Museum at 10th and U St. NW (We do not recommend this tour for small children)
- We can customize a DC Black History Tour for your Office or Family Reunion
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Anacostia Metro Station|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Please arrive by 9:45 AM for a prompt departure at 10:00 AM.|
|RETURN TIME||Tour ends at 10th and U St. NW|
|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)|