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Art & Soul of Black Broadway

Washington, United States

Experience hosted by Tim

90 minsHosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Free cancellation
Full refund at least 7 days before the experience starts or within 24 hours of booking.
Up to 6 people, private groups available
Includes equipment

What you'll do

Discover the musical heritage of U Street --aka Black Broadway-- from jazz to hip hop to punk to go go. Walk the streets & back alleys and learn how murals, theatres, music venues, and memorials embrace the history of this amazing neighborhood. Along the way, we'll listen to a diverse playlist that will match up with the murals and venues.

Other things to note:
This tour ends at the intersection of 13th & U NW, 8 blocks from the starting point. It's precisely 1 mile (1.6 km) of walking.

It happens on time, rain or shine.

What's included

  • Equipment
    Hand warmers if we tour in freezing temperatures or below. (32 F, 0 C).<br...

Meet your host, Tim

Host on Airbnb since 2014
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I'm a former civics teacher & museum educator and I love teaching about the built environment; especially when I'm able to use art and music to tell stories. I'm licensed as a tour guide and welcome everyone to come as you are and learn about our city!
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From $25
/ person
Fri, Jun 18
$25 per person
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Join 5 other guests
$25 per person
Sat, Jun 19
$25 per person
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
This time is popular
$25 per person
Sun, Jun 20
$25 per person
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Join 2 other guests
$25 per person

Where you'll be

We will be on the streets and back alleys of the U Street and Shaw neighborhoods. In addition to murals and public art, we will see Historic Howard Theatre, the African American Civil War Memorial, Ben's Chili Bowl, "Little Ethiopia," Lincoln Theatre, and a few more modern music venues along the way.

Rated 4.96 out of 5 from 247 reviews.

Safa
June 2021
Tim has been great on all levels. I really enjoyed the tour and he has been super kind to even get me a next day ticket to the National Museum of African American History and Culture. He also gave me suggestions about places I am interested in visiting. Thank you Tim and God bless you and your lovely family.
Tim has been great on all levels. I really enjoyed the tour and he has been super kind to even get me a next day ticket to the National Museum of African American History and Cultu…
Robin
June 2021
Very knowledgeable tour guide about a very important area of DC! I would definitely go on more tours with Tim if we had the time. Next trip...Great follow up with playlists & other resources on the topics, areas we toured.
Vanessa
May 2021
I had a great time on this tour - it was fascinating to see the area and learn some of the history that you wouldn't get just from walking through. Tim was fun and engaging and I loved seeing the public art and listening to some of the music that inspired it. Thanks for the wonderful time!
I had a great time on this tour - it was fascinating to see the area and learn some of the history that you wouldn't get just from walking through. Tim was fun and engaging and I l…
Steve
May 2021
Thanks Tim! We really enjoyed seeing these landmarks, murals, and historic areas of DC. Glad there are still people like you keeping the history alive in an increasingly gentrified environment.
Kimberly
May 2021
Excellent tour! We enjoyed how Tim weaved stories from 100 years ago with current events and architecture details. He is friendly and very knowledgeable.
Karen
May 2021
Tim was so knowledgeable. We really enjoyed learning about the history of black Broadway and historical black owned businesses in the area, you can tell he has a passion for it.

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

What to bring

Camera or camera phone.