Duke Ellington's Washington, D.C.: Historic Walking and Bus Tour
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Take in over 20 bands ranging from rock to jazz and hip-hop to country at the U Street Music Stroll through the heart of D.C.'s historic music center. With this special VIP offer, you'll get exclusive access to preferred seats for the free performances, as well as a guided tour full of history and fun facts about U Street, plus discounts on food, drinks and one Howard Theatre concert. As you walk in Duke Ellington's steps around this vibrant neighborhood, you'll have a chance to catch live music at such historic venues as the Howard Theatre, Bohemian Caverns and Twins Jazz, plus Dukem Restaurant, Bin 1301 Wine Bar and Work It! Studio. Learn More
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.