Passport to D.C.
It isn’t all politics as usual. The U.S. capital city is actually bursting with cultural experiences and history.
With a large African American community (making up 50 percent of the population), D.C. is a grand showcase of our diaspora, multicultural history and more.
As the perennial family reunion and school field trip mecca, there’s no better place that documents the nation’s history and generations of its citizens any better than the District. You’ll find everything from military monuments to museums dedicated to science and space. But of all the attractions, black history is particularly robust in the region. The Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture is a captivating multimedia showcase of black American history. A must-visit for D.C. tourists, so plan to reserve your tickets in advance.
Black history unfolds in other unexpected attractions, such as Ben's Chili Bowl, Howard University and the Lincoln Theatre, which hosted greats such Ella Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington. And with a thriving community of black leaders, black-owned businesses, a top HBCU and the highest average household income for African Americans in the country, black excellence reigns supreme in the Chocolate City.
Regional Food Favorites
Ben's Chili Bowl
Politics and Government
US Captiol Building
National Museum of African American History and Culture