“Journey 2 You” and join WVON 1690 for a Black History and Heritage Tour of Washington, DC. Visit the museum that immediately made the “must see” list and is the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African-American life, history, and culture. Tour Washington, DC exploring its memorials and Black History!
Package Prices: (Subject to change, based on availability)
$1199 per person based on triple occupancy
$1299 per person based on double occupancy
$1639 per person based on single occupancy
Day 1 THU 18 May 2017 – Departure
We’ll fly from Chicago to Washington, DC. Upon arrival, we’ll transfer to our hotel and check in. This evening, enjoy a welcome dinner followed by a magical tour of Washington DC visiting the monuments and memorials at night. (D)
Day 2 FRI 19 May 2017
After breakfast at the hotel, we’ll explore Washington, DC’s Black History visiting the Frederick Douglass Home, African American Civil War Memorial and Museum, Howard University and more. Lunch is at the famous Ben’s Chili Bowl, a DC landmark. (B, L)
African Americans have been a significant part of Washington, DC’s identity since the city was first declared the new national capital in 1791. By 1900, Washington had the largest percentage of African Americans of any city in the nation. The African American Heritage Trail, Washington DC has over 200 sites that are important in local and national history and culture. Today we’ll explore a few of them.
Day 3 SAT 20 May 2017
After breakfast at the hotel, we’ll visit the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture with our “Timed Passes”. You’ll have a full day to explore the many collections, galleries, and exhibits of the museum. The average visit is four hours so put on your walking shoes. You’ll have the balance of the day free to either visit every corner of the museum or explore Washington, DC. This evening we’ll come together for our last night in Washington, DC for our Farewell dinner. (B, D)
The Smithsonian’s long-awaited National Museum of African American History and Culture opened on September 24, 2016. The magnificent 400,000 square-foot-building stands five levels above ground on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on a five-acre tract adjacent to the Washington Monument. It has four levels below and includes numerous exhibition galleries, an education center, a theater, café, and store.
Day 4 SUN 21 May 2017
Early morning departure for our flight back to Chicago.
Itinerary subject to change
Not Included in Land Cost