African American Civil War Museum
Free admission. Very knowledgeable and friendly staff. See living history demonstrations on nice weather days. Close to Ben's Chili Bowl, too!
The African American Civil War Memorial, at the corner of Vermont Avenue, 10th Street, and U Street NW in Washington, D.C., commemorates the service of 209,145 African-American soldiers and about 7,000 white and 2,145 Hispanic soldiers, amounting to nearly 220,000, plus the approximate 20,000…
History buffs, this fascinating museum tucked away on the U Street corridor focuses on the African American experience during the Civil War. A fine and much smaller scale precursor and/or introduction to the more grand and imposing new Museum of African American History and Culture on the Mall.
“Owned by the 9:30 club (along with a number of other venues), The Lincoln Theatre, was a cultural center of D.C., predating and influencing Harlem’s renaissance. Washington natives Duke Ellington and Pearl Bailey were joined by nationally acclaimed artists such as Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holliday, Nat King Cole, Cab Calloway, Louis Armstrong, and Sarah Vaughn who performed regularly on the storied stage. It offers a wide variety of acts, from music, to comedy, to performance art and more.”
“Enjoy fresh, organic meats, poultry, and produce at the Farmer's Market open Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays in the heart of Old Town Upper Marlboro, MD. There is also a small country diner inside, along with many options for cooked food to eat on the go! Don't forget your warm pretzel! You CANNOT leave without one! ”