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Before Harlem There Was U Street - A DC Heritage Tour

This walking tour explores the history of the U Street Corridor. The area has long been known for its jazz scene and has been dubbed the "Black Broadway."

Bike the Sites

Bike the Sites leads a variety of tours around the area. Their tours are of varying levels of difficulty, and they offer custom tours to match individual interests and fitness level. Bike the Sites provides all the gear, so any interested out-of-towner (or local) can participate.

Civil War Tour

DC Heritage sponsors the only Civil War tour of the city. While the tour focuses on the forts of Northwest Washington, the companion guide could help you supplement the experience with a trip to some of the forts in Southeast.

Different Voices, Different Views - A DC Heritage Tourism Coaliton Bus Tour of Historic Anacostia

This DC Heritage tour highlights several aspects of Anacostia's rich history. From the Frederick Douglass house to a Civil War fort to soul food at a local church, this tour brings you to some of the most acclaimed sights in Southeast. Be sure to take the opportunity to enjoy the amazing vistas of the city.

Gilt-Edge Luxury Tours

Gilt-Edge offers upscale tours of the DC metro area. Check for their specialty tours, especially the psychic tour.

Guild of Professional Tour Guides of Washington, D.C.

The Guild is an organization of more than 450 members whose mission is to promote the common interests of tour guides and other members in the District of Columbia and the greater metropolitan area. They provide information about licensed guides and partner organizations. Check their site for the special tours and events that they coordinate.

Natalie Zanin's Historic Strolls

These tours of Washington take you back to the early days of the city. Actors in period costume reveal the mysteries of the District, its 19th century gangs, Civil War stories, and even the details of Dickens trip to the Capital. Custom tours can be prepared according to a groups interests, and specials activities and tours are also available for children. Proceeds from each of these tours go to local community organizations.

Site Seeing Tours

Sight Seeing Tours offers bus and walking tours of the city. While some tours focus on the monuments and federal DC, many explore the local history of the city. In particular, the group offers several African-American history options.

Tom Whitley

Tom Whitley offers customized tours in response to your DC curiousity. Travel the city by foot, bicycle, or car. Among his suggestions are outdoor sculptures, parks and trails, the Basilica, and Lincoln Park. Contact Tom at 202-686-6214 or

Tour de Force: Jeanne Fogle

Jeanne Fogel makes her mark by focusing on anecdotal histories and unusual sights of the city. Among her tours are "Washington, Off the Beaten Track," gardens, and sacred structures. She shapes tours for individuals or groups, and personalizes the past that she illuminates. Contact Jeanne at 703- 525-2948 or

UC Tours

UC Tours strives to reveal the often hidden facts of the African American experience in Washington. The tours are comprehensive explorations of memorials, parks, museums and homes throughout the city. Depending on your interest, you can visit African American Church Communities, LeDroit Park, Lincoln Park or many other places in the area. "The nation's capital is one of the most historical urban sites in the United States, and tourism is the vehicle we have chosen to communicate the importance of this great city to you!"

Washington Walks

Washington Walks offers a series of walking tours of the city April through October. Their two hour tours range from stories of haunted parks, city secrets, and the history of the Waterfront. The tours focus on the lesser known places and aspects of DC. Most tours begin by a Metro stop.

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