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History Through Street Art: Shaw & U Street

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History Through Street Art: Shaw & U Street

Discover the artistic legacy - past and present - of the historic U Street and Shaw neighborhoods. Known as Black Broadway, the U Street neighborhood is now known for its murals and street art, many celebrating the iconic figures who helped shape DC. Join us as we explore a dozen works of street art by […]

Discover the artistic legacy - past and present - of the historic U Street and Shaw neighborhoods. Known as Black Broadway, the U Street neighborhood is now known for its murals and street art, many celebrating the iconic figures who helped shape DC.

Join us as we explore a dozen works of street art by an array of local and international artists that bring DC’s story to colorful life.

 

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Tour information

Reservations: REQUIRED. Click here to reserve.

Where:  Shaw/Howard University Metro Station - take Howard University exit.  Tour will meet in plaza at the top of the escalators near S Street & 7th Street NW. (map)

Look for your guide with the DC by Foot logo! Tour ends at 14th Street and U Street NW (near several bus lines and two blocks from U Street Metro).

Purchase a guaranteed parking spot in advance near the tour’s starting point with SpotHero

Duration: Tour lasts approx. 2 hours. Total walking is just over one mile (1,6km).

When: View our Calendar

Cost: This tour is free to take, and you get to decide what, if anything, the tour was worth when it's done. A pay-what-you-like tour is a tour for any budget.

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