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U Street NW
Meet outside U Street/Cardozo Metro Station, 13th Street Exit 1240 U St., NW Washington, DC 20009
202-637-7000
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Take a trip back to Washington’s Black Broadway, boyhood home of jazz master Duke Ellington and, thanks to nearby Howard University, the heart of African American culture in the nation’s capital. U Street once throbbed with nightclubs and theaters where the great African American entertainers headlined. The jazz scene continues to thrive on the “New U” and we’ll show you where. In addition to the seeing the house where Ellington was born, we’ll visit other elegantly restored landmarks, including the gilded Lincoln Theatre, the Thurgood Marshall Center for Service and Heritage (home of the nation’s first black YMCA), and the only memorial to African American Civil War soldiers. Nearby is the home of the remarkable Mary McLeod Bethune, founder of the National Council of Negro Women. A National Park Service ranger will provide a guided tour of the site.

 Lasts three hours and combines walking with transport via bus.

About the Ticket Supplier: Washington Walks

The best way to tour any historic city is by foot. Tree-lined neighborhoods, famous (and infamous) personalities, architecture, majestic memorials, African American history, local edibles--it's all waiting for you to discover with Washington Walks!