Unrivaled music, arts, and nightlife scene. Once known as “Black Broadway,” the thriving center of Black culture in America. And birthplace of legendary jazz musician Duke Ellington. This DC neighborhood is vibrant on its own but is flanked by the buzzing 14th Street corridor and the esteemed Howard University. The greater U Street area is exciting, for sure. But it’s also on the National Register of Historic Places for its historic significance and contribution to American culture.
Discover an eclectic and exciting food scene, from soul food to creative homemade ice cream. Admire grand and elegant row homes and architecture. And learn about it all as the Heritage Trail takes you through the rise and fall and rebirth of the district on a 1.5 mile walking tour through what was once open farmland and Civil War camps, but now the beautifully restored Victorian mansions and famous homes of a bustling urban neighborhood.