Sunday Tours

Vista of the Museum from Constitution Avenue, looking across the north lawn to the Washington Monument. Alan Karchmer / NMAAHC

Step out and explore DC!

The DC NLG chapter has organized the following tours available to convention attendees which will take place Sunday afternoon, August.

NOTE: For more info about tours, please see the DC NLG Chapter table at the convention.

National Museum of African American History and Culture

See the world-famous museum! The National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) is “the only museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, history, and culture.” Explore history through artifact and chronicle: 400 years of bondage, resistance, and the enduring capacity to create beauty and meaning.

1 PM. 75 tickets (5 of them for children) available via RSVP here—FREE, first come, first served.

Mapping Segregation: A History of Race Covenants in DC

A walking tour in DC’s LeDroit Park and Bloomingdale neighborhoods, discussing the city’s history of segregation and race covenants placed on home ownership. Learn about leading case law challenging covenants and view historic homes of African-American intellectual and political leaders of the mid-20th century. Led by Prologue DC’s local historians.

1:30 PM. Meet at 6th and T St,NW (arch). Non-strenuous walk, 2 hours. Cost:  $20

400 Years of Displacement: A Walking Tour in DC’s Adams Morgan Neighborhood

An examination of DC history from the destruction of Native American communities to gentrification. Learn about red-lining and riots, and the conversion of homes to restaurants—with ongoing resistance.

Meet at 18th St. and Columbia Rd., NW at 1 PM. Accessible by Metro and bus. Non-strenuous walk. 15 blocks. Wheelchair accessible. Cost: FREE