The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture opened on September 24, 2016. The 400,000 square-foot-building stands five levels above ground, has four levels below and includes numerous exhibition galleries, an education center, a theater, café and store.
Join 95.5 for The Lou on a tour of Washington, DC including a visit to 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.
Day 1 THUR 08 Jun 2017 – Departure (Depart at 9:50am)
A flight from St. Louis 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 09 Jun 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 other sights in Washington, DC. (B)
Day 3 SAT 10 Jun 2017
After breakfast at the hotel, we’ll tour Washington, DC’s Black History, visiting the Frederick Douglas 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 of 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 4 SUN 11 Jun 2017
On this free day, you can have breakfast at the hotel at your leisure and enjoy the day exploring Washington, DC. This evening we’ll come together for our last night in Washington, DC for our Farewell dinner. (B, D)
Day 5 MON 12 Jun 2017 (Arrive at 9:20pm)
Breakfast at hotel. We bid our farewell to DC and return home. (B)
B – Breakfast, L – Lunch, D- Dinner
Itinerary subject to change
Roundtrip air from St. Louis (Airline taxes and fees included but subject to change)
Ground transportation and transfers as per itinerary
Accommodations as specified in this itinerary or similar
Meals as specified in the above itinerary
Entrance fees for all tours and excursions specified in the itinerary or similar
Meals not specified in this itinerary
Personal items such as laundry, email, fax, telephone, souvenirs, etc.