The experience begins is with lunch in the museum's Sweet Home Cafe. After partaking in African-American regional specialties, you will receive a three and a half hour small group guided tour of the National Museum of African American History and Culture. We will begin in the History Galleries where you will be immersed in the early history of this country and the "peculiar institution" of slavery. We will continue through the museum learning how African Americans rose out of slavery to create communities and businesses and to fight for civil rights and social equality. Tour will conclude viewing artifacts in the Culture Galleries from the many social and cultural institutions in which African Americans have excelled. You will have time to further explore the museum and gift shop on their own after the tour ends.
A month after the National Museum of African American History and Culture opened in Washington, I was called upon to offer a guided tour to the alumni of an all-girls school in Richmond through my history consulting business. As a former research contractor to the National Park Service, and a licensed DC tour guide, I put together a highlights tour of the museum that has expanded as the museum has filled in its exhibits.
Event includes an entry pass to the museum.
The tour takes place at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History, located on the National Mall.
Please wear comfortable walking shoes.
Experiences are based upon the ability to obtain passes. If passes are unavailable for the date selected, the experience fee will be refunded. Book as early as possible for best availability.
A People's Journey, A Nation's Story