U Street and Shaw Neighborhood Food Experience for Two

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Why we included this experience:

  • One of the more unusual DC tours
  • See the rapidly changing culture of U Street and Shaw

Experience description

Once America’s largest African-American community, the Shaw neighbourhood, particularly the U Street corridor, was known as ‘Black Broadway.’ Duke Ellington lived here, many of the nation’s most important African-American architects designed buildings here, and of course it had a very famous nightlife and theatre scene. This local-led tour takes you through the history of U Street and Shaw, bringing you up-to-date on how the area is being regenerated, and past important landmarks, with several stops at local restaurants, cafes and bars to refuel.

During this leisurely Washington DC gift experience you’ll explore this iconic neighbourhood, once a hub for African-American businesses, with plenty of opportunity to pick your guide’s brains. Pass public art, murals and historic music venues and learn how the area fell into disrepute after the assassination of Martin Luther King, and how it has been transformed in recent years. See another side to Washington DC, and a vital part of the city’s heritage.


Highlights:

  • Insider guide to where DC locals like to eat
  • Taste a variety of delicious food and drinks
  • Learn the history of ‘Black Broadway’

What's Included:

  • All food tastings
  • Local beers and wine
  • Local guide

Good to know:

  • Duration approx. 3 hours
  • Walk length approx. 3 miles
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes and weather-appropriate clothing
  • Gratuities optional
  • Up to three people can participate in this experience

Experience details

For 2 persons
All year
Varies
3h

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