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 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.
On-board guide Luxury motor coach
Instant confirmation Comprehensive tour of the city
Cost of Meals
Guide gratuity

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

Additional information

PriceAdult ($79), Senior ($60), Child ($69)

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 3 reviews
June 19, 2017

5 out of 5 Stars. I had a wonderful time during the trip. The guide was informative, friendly and attentive to our entire group! I definitely plan to be a returning customer and recommend this to my friends and family! Looking forward to more tour options.

June 19, 2018

The tour was unquestionably the most outstanding we have ever been on. Capital Buddy made sure you understood as well as incorporated sufficient information and landmarks that were memorable. Not your average tour. He was very pleasant and accommodating. Thanks
Jacquelyn, Monica and Audrey

July 13, 2018

This tour was very enlightening. Don is an excellent tour guide. He really knows his history and shows you things you would never see or hear on a regular tour. Because of his knowledge I have purchased a book on The Snow Riot and The Pearl. The next time I’m in DC I will gladly take another tour with Capital Buddy Tours.

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