Journey through one of Washington, D.C.'s most historical and unique neighborhoods on a guided walking tour led by led by local journalist and author of Black Broadway in Washington, D.C. With the use of community storytelling and engaging visuals, we will stroll through the Greater U Street area once known as Black Broadway.
During this experience you will view one of a kind murals of notable history makers from D.C. native Duke Ellington to the music icon Mile Davis. You'll learn about the Jazz and Cultural Renaissance that paved the way for today's most famous African American successes, musicians, talents, and heroes.
We will reminisce on U Street's vibrant nightlife and flashy attractions as we highlight the entertainment venues such as, the more than 100-year-old Howard Theater and the jeweled Lincoln Theatre, which brought national recording artists like, Billie Holiday and Louis Armstrong, to the corridor during the early 1900s. Keep an eye out for some hidden gems along the way!
- Howard Theatre
- Historic Black-owned businesses (Ben's Chili Bowl and Industrial Bank)
- Civil War Memorial
- Grimke School
- & more
Reservations: REQUIRED. Click here to reserve.
This tour runs weekly Fridays at 2pm and select Saturdays at 11am
When: View our Calendar
Where: Meet your guide at Compass Coffee - 1921 8th St NW #100, Washington, D.C., DC 20001 (closest Metro is the Shaw/Howard station on the Green/Yellow line.)
The tour ends at Ben's Chili Bowl(closest Metro: U Street on the Green/Yellow line)
Duration: Tour lasts approx. 2 hours. Total walking is just under one mile (1,6km