Hop off the Metro at the U Street/Cardozo Metro station and immediately see the African American Civil War Memorial (1000 U Street, NW). After the memorial, walk across the street and visit the African American Civil War Museum (1925 Vermont Avenue, NW) which features the African American struggle for freedom using photographs, documents and interactive audio-visual equipment.
On the way to the next stop, make sure to read historic information on the Greater U Street Heritage Trail. You’ll learn about U Street’s history as Washington’s “Black Broadway” and about some of the nation’s first civil rights protests.
Next, stop at the Greater U Street Neighborhood Visitor Center (1211 U Street, NW). Get maps, shopping and dining information, and other helpful neighborhood information. You can then choose to grab a bite to eat at Ben’s Chili Bowl, located next door to the Visitor Center, or walk to Busboys and Poets (2121 14th Street, NW).
While waiting for a table at Busboys, browse their bookstore or take in a lecture or open mic event.
End the night at Twins Jazz Club (1344 U Street, NW) that features both major artists as well as local acts. Considering U Street is well known for its jazz musicians like Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway, and Sarah Vaughn, Twins Jazz Club is a perfect way to end your U Street exploration.
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