Tour A - Monuments and Migrations
American Identities that Made the Capital City
Note: after we receive your payment, you will receive an email with the full details of your tour within about 24 hours.
Join us for a tour through U.S. history in all its richness! From the Washington Monument and Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial on the National Mall to Little Ethiopia, we’ll explore the changing face of the capital city’s cultural heritage.
Meandering through beautiful tree-lined streets, we’ll see the homes of several influential civil rights leaders and make a visit to the grounds of historic Howard University. We’ll explore the legendary music and art scene of U Street Corridor—until the 1920s the nation’s largest urban African American community, known then as “Black Broadway.” There we’ll witness the rapid transformations brought by newcomers from around the globe. As the fifth most popular urban destination for immigrants arriving to the U.S. today, Washington D.C.’s vibrant neighborhoods offer a wide spectrum of American identities, especially evident amongst the city’s growing Latino populations.
We’ll also delve into infamous U.S. history with a visit to Ford’s Theater—and the alleyway through which John Wilkes Booth escaped with a broken ankle. After lunch in the wooded enclave of residential Mount Pleasant, we’ll explore the bustling markets of historic Logan Circle before concluding with glorious city views as we head back over the Potomac River.
This tour is about 6 hours long, covering about 15 miles. The 75 cost includes the bikes, the helmets, and the guide. (Food cost at stops is not included).