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2019 Pre-Conference Tours - OLD
October 7 - October 11, 2019
College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
3501 University Blvd East
Hyattsville, MD

Pre-Conference Tour Information

Registration will open on March 15, 2019

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, 2019 through Friday, October 11, 2019.

All tours will leave from and return to the College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center 3501 University Blvd East, Hyattsville, Maryland 20783.

This is a sneak peek of what's to come.
As the tours are finalized, a more detailed itinerary will be posted.  

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!

Monday, October 7th
8:00 AM to 6:00 PM 

Tour Cost: $70

Mount Vernon 

The home of the USA's first president, George Washington. See the Lives Bound Together Exhibition and Tribute to Slave Memorial.


Arlington National Cemetery 

Largest and most famous military cemetery in the USA. Check out Arlington House and Women in Service to America Memorial. 


Tuesday, October 8th
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Tour Cost: $75.00

Harriet Tubman Heritage Tour

Born into slavery, grew into a young woman, escaped bondage, and returned to rescue her family and friends. 


Tuesday, October 8th   
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM 

Tour Cost: $70.00


African American Heritage Tour 

Experience African American history, culture and entertainment in Washington, DC.


The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture  

Explore American history through the lens of the African American experience.


Wednesday, October 9th
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM 

Tour Cost: $80.00


Sotterley Plantation 

Journey back to the turn of the 18th century; tobacco plantation dependent on the enslaved; one slave cabin, dating from the 1830’s survives.


Wednesday, October 9th
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM 
Tour Cost: $60.00

Historically Black Colleges
and Universities 


Visit the campus and tour two
HBCUs in the DMV.


Thursday, October 10th
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM 
Tour Cost: $40.00

The Library of Congress 

Look into African American history and culture; receive overview of the Library's genealogical holdings; apply for LOC Reader Identification Card


Friday, October 11th
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM 

Tour Cost: $50.00


Twilight Tour of DC

When the sun goes down, Washington turns into a different city. See the Capitol City at night and enjoy a night of
moonlight merriment!!  


Friday, October 11th
9:00 PM - 1:00 AM 

Tour Cost: $45.00


MGM at National Harbor

Discover a grander way to
experience the DMV.
Luxury resort, retail, dining,
entertainment and casino
on the banks of the Potomac River.  




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