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2019 Pre-Conference Tours
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October 9, 2018 - October 11, 2019
Washington, DC

Pre-Conference Tours

The DMV (District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia) is an area rich in African American governmental, historical, cultural, educational, and entertainment activities/sites. In order to experience a variety of locations or happenings for yourself, members of the AAHGS Host Chapters are looking into day/night tours to some of these spots, events and attractions for you to enjoy and/or explore. The tour dates will range from Monday, October 7 th through Friday, October 11th . The majority of the day tours will be scheduled from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. All tours will leave from and return to the College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center 3501 University Blvd East, Hyattsville, Maryland 20783.

As the tours are finalized, a detailed itinerary will be posted to include the actual date, day of the week, timeframe, cost, etc. The AAHGS Host Chapters wish to give you a heads up!! Prince George’s County, MD; Central MD; Montgomery County, MD; Agnes Kane Callum/Baltimore, MD; James Dent Walker/Washington, DC Once registration opens, be sure to register early as space is limited!

Mount Vernon  Tour Cost: TBD
  The home of the USA's first president, George Washington. See the Lives Bound Together Exhibition and Tribute to Slave Memorial.
Arlington National Cemetery  Tour Cost: TBD
  Largest and most famous military cemetery in the USA. Check out Arlington House and Women in Service to America Memorial. 
Harriet Tubman Heritage Tour Tour Cost: TBD
  Born into slavery, grew into a young woman, escaped bondage, and returned to rescue her family and friends. 
African American Heritage Tour  Tour Cost: TBD
  Experience African American history, culture and entertainment in Washington, DC.
The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture  Tour Cost: TBD
  Explore American history through the lens of the African American experience.
Sotterley Plantation  Tour Cost: TBD
  Journey back to the turn of the 18th century; tobacco plantation dependent on the enslaved; one slave cabin, dating from the 1830’s survives.
Historically Black Colleges and Universities  Tour Cost: TBD
  Visit the campus and tour two HBCUs in the DMV.
The Library of Congress  Tour Cost: TBD
  Look into African American history and culture; receive overview of the Library's genealogical holdings; apply for LOC Reader Identification Card. Tentatively scheduled for Thursday morning 9AM – 12 Noon
Twilight Tour of DC Tour Cost: TBD
   When the sun goes down, Washington turns into a different city. See the Capitol City at night and enjoy a night of moonlight merriment!! Tentatively scheduled for Friday evening
MGM at National Harbor  Tour Cost: TBD
  Discover a grander way to experience the DMV. Luxury resort, retail, dining, entertainment and casino on the banks of the Potomac River. Tentatively scheduled for Friday night  9PM – 1AM



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