Art & Soul of Black Broadway

Washington, United States

Experience hosted by Tim

  1. 90 mins
  2. Hosted in English
Excellent value
Guests say it's well worth the price.
Super storytelling
Guests say this Host tells great stories.

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

$25 per person
Join 2 other guests
$25 per person
Join 1 other guest
$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 320 reviews.

Sarajane
November 2021
Even my son who's a local learned quite a lot about his neighborhood. We topped it off with lunch at Ben's Chili Bowl and then visited the African American Civil War Museum, which Tim pointed out at a stop on the tour. His playlist completed the experience.
Michele
November 2021
Tim is an articulate and thoughtful storytelling. You can practically see the history that he is describing. We learned so much from the tour and have already recommended it to several friends!
Hanna
November 2021
Wonderful tour for history buffs! Tim is a great storyteller. I love the mix of walking around Black Broadway to see the mural and buildings as well as looking at old photos and newspapers. Highly recommend!
Kevin
November 2021
Great Tour ! Really got to see the soul of the city ! Learned a lot and enjoyed the information relayed by our tour guide !
Abigail Sara
November 2021
An amazing tour that touches on so many topics! There is something for everyone on this tour - especially those interested in African American history, Washington, D.C. history, contemporary urban politics, and music!
Gregory
November 2021
Definitely a lot to learn, and to see how times have changed, I'm glad in learned a new side to this City I wouldn't have known otherwise.

Choose from available dates

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  • Thu, Dec 2
    11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    $25 per person
  • Sat, Dec 4
    11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    Join 2 other guests
    $25 per person
  • Fri, Dec 10
    11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    Join 1 other guest
    $25 per person
  • Sat, Dec 11
    11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    Join 3 other guests
    $25 per person
  • Fri, Dec 17
    11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    Join 2 other guests
    $25 per person
  • Sat, Dec 18
    11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    $25 per person

Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests ages 12 and up can attend, up to 10 guests total.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.

What to bring

Camera or camera phone.

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 24 hours before the start time for a full refund.