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Washington DC: African American History Museum Family Tour

4.7 / 5

40 reviews


Washington DC: African American History Museum Family Tour


From US$ 350 per group up to 5

Learn about Washington DC's African American history in a family-friendly way. Learn about how African Americans have helped shape the National Mall and visit the History and culture museum.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible
Private group


  • Walk to the national Mall to learn how African American influenced its shape
  • Explore the African American museum with an entertaining and informative guide
  • Experience a fun and family-friendly tour
Full description

Give your family a fantastic taste of African American History and Culture with a professional tour guide. Learn how before the creation of the National Mall and the nation’s capital, much of the land that is now Washington, D.C. was worked by enslaved Africans, your tour guide will take you then for a private tour at The National Museum of African American History and Culture. Your tour guide will focus on important highlights to keep children engaged and stop them from becoming overwhelmed and losing interest. During the tour, see how the stories, histories, and cultures of African Americans are shaped and informed by global influences. With your family, explore what it means to be an American and discover how American values like resiliency, optimism, and spirituality are reflected in African American history and culture.

  • Private or group tour (depending on the option selected)
  • Family-friendly guide
  • Private tour in the National Mall
  • Private tour inside of the National African American history and culture Museum
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips (optional)

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at the entrance of the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • The African American museum entrance is free but we provide a reservation
  • Book this activity to have a private tour guide
  • This is not an official Smithsonian tour. Customers booking this tour are paying for UTG Experience's services and perspective, which is independent of and may not represent the views of the Smithsonian
Customer reviews

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4.7 /5

based on 40 reviews

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With the exception of waiting for our guide on the opposite side of the building, I highly recommend the tour. Our family spent approximately 3.5 hours in the museum, which of course you need many, many hours to view everything the museum has to offer. I definitely plan on returning to visit this beautiful museum.

July 11, 2022

Our family of four was guided through the extraordinary museum by Lia. It was a very good experience and she ended up spending over two hours with us. We appreciated her efforts in introducing us to the enormous collection in the museum. Without her guidance we would have spent too much time finding our way around the museum. We would definitely recommend getting a guide.

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February 28, 2022

Michael was our tour guide. Not only was he professional , charming but very knowledgeable. He did not rush us nor made us feel as though the 2 hours were running out quickly. He was engaging and told us how to maneuver the rest of the museums with out him. It was a wonderful experience and I am so happy we had a tour guide because we got so much more out of the experience. I would recommend planning two days to fully experience the impact this museum should have on all people.

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October 26, 2021

Product ID: 384426