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City Within A City Greater U Street Heritage Trail #Black History
Check out the City Within a City audio tour hosted by NPR’s Korva Coleman!
Learn about the history of U Street, find fun places to shop, and great places to eat at
the Greater U Street Visitor Center!
Follow the signs on this self-guided Cultural Tourism DC Neighborhood Heritage Trail to learn more about
Washington's Greater U Street neighborhood, where a nationally significant, self-sufficient
African American community flourished in the early 20th century.
City Within a City: Greater U Street Heritage Trail's 14 poster-sized, illustrated signs combine storytelling with
historic images. Discover the history of this neighborhood celebrated for nurturing
national and international leaders in civil rights, law, science, and the arts.
The first sign is located at 13th and U Streets, NW, near the U Street/Cardozo/African American Civil War
Memorial Metro stop. The 90-minute, self-guided tour loops through the Greater U Street
Historic District and ends at 14th and U streets, NW.
Walkers are encouraged to follow the trail at their own pace, sampling neighborhood character,
businesses, and restaurants along the way.
For more information, email at Trail@CulturalTourismDC.org or call 202-661-7581