Every summer, countless family members from all over the country arrive in Washington DC to celebrate their annual family reunion. On any given Saturday (or Friday) during the months of June through August, many of those families embark on a quest to learn more about the history of African Americans in the United States.

Their journey often includes an African American Heritage Tour that typically lasts around four hours. The tour will visit important places like the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial, the Frederick Douglass home and many other locations. Participants are often thrilled to hear about those who fought for equality and Civil Rights in this country over the past few centuries.

At the conclusion of the tour, many choose to go to the new National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC). One of the most-popular museums in Washington DC, it packs so much into the space! Smaller than most of the museums in DC, the NMAAHC has several floors available to explore. The lower floors are dedicated to the history of African Americans while the upper floors pay tribute to the rich cultural heritage.

Those visiting the museum during the months of September through February can enter for Free. Those wanting to visit during the months of March through August will need a ticket. Tickets can be purchased in advance to ensure entry into the museum. Or, you may choose to wait in line for the release of tickets which happens twice daily. If your group plans on attending, you can forget the lines. You will need group tickets and you will need them regardless of the time of year you visit.

To learn more, visit the following link African American Heritage Tour or Call Toll Free 888.796.8763 to learn more. Tours are available for both families or individuals.