Come visit the Greater U Street Neighborhood Visitor Center! It is conveniently located next door to Ben’s Chili Bowl, 1211 U Street NW, across from the U Street metro, and is the perfect spot for both visitors and residents to start exploring the Greater U Street area as well as the rest of the city.
The visitor center serves as a front door to the U Street area, a historic African American neighborhood in Washington, DC. The center features maps, shopping and dining information, and other helpful information about the neighborhood. On the walls are historic photographs, quotations, and a timeline that highlights the major developments in the neighborhood and in the city.
To learn more about life on U Street and how it got to be what it is today, walk the City Within a City: Greater U Street Heritage Trail and download the accompanying audio tour.
The three minute Cultural Tourism DC Greater U Street DVD is now for sale at Ben’s Chili Bowl’s gift shop for $5 each. Learn more about the neighborhood’s history and the attractions that keep the story alive. We look forward to seeing you there!
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