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Travel
resource

Unsung Heroes

waSHinGton, D.c.

The little-known Civil war history of african american
soldiers, spies, nurses, and chaplains

n African American Civil War Memorial & Museum | www.afroamcivilwar.org,
(202) 667-2667

A world-class

museum,
working

theatre
and historic

monument
Presenting

110 in the Shade

March-May 2016

In Washington, D.C. www.fords.org
Pictured T-B: Christopher Bloch and Sam Ellis. Photo by Scott Suchman. David Selby; Todd Gearhart and Susan Heyward. Photo by T. Charles Erickson.

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Guide Service
of Washington

Local Heroes
Three super receptives

Guide Service of Washington.
D.c.'s largest and oldest receptive service, since 1964 its "umbrella leaders"
have offered day and evening tours in
many different languages. top tours
include those focusing on black history,
students, and jaunts into virginia. why
are they called "umbrella leaders"?
that's what these tour guides carry,
rain or shine, as the "brollies" help
group members identify them.

Mid-Atlantic Receptive Services
(MARS). you'll find 30 a+ customer
testimonials to maRS and its impeccable
services on the company's website. this
20-year-old outfit is headquartered
near washington, D.c., and offers a vast
array of receptive services not only in
the District but also in the mid-atlantic
states and throughout the U.S., including
culinary, sports, cultural, performance,
and "unique discoveries" tours.
USA Groups. President Sherry Dana
ensures her company reviews all hotel
properties annually, guarantees 24-hour
inquiry responses, and specializes in
corporate, government, military, student,
and senior citizen groups ranging in size
from as few as 10 to as many as 1,000.
|
n Guide Service of Washington
www.dctourguides.com,
(202) 628-2842
n Mid-Atlantic Receptive Services
| www.takeafuntrip.com,
(800) 769-5912
n USA Groups
|
www.usagroups.net, (800) 872-4777

cREativE commonS (mEmoRial); coURtESy oF GUiDE SERvicE oF waSHinGton (GUiDE).

they were paid less than white soldiers. worse,
they faced abuse and enslavement if captured. yet
180,000 black men fought for the Union army in
roles ranging from infantryman to cook and surgeon. though black women couldn't join the army,
some, including Underground Railroad leader
Harriet tubman, volunteered as nurses, spies, and
scouts.
the african american civil war memorial &
museum tells the stories of these "United States
colored troops." the first Saturday of every
month, a descendant of a soldier gives a talk
about his or her ancestor. there are also ageappropriate educational programs for K-12 students. the museum is located at 1925 vermont
ave. n.w., north of logan circle and adjacent to
the soldiers' memorial. to book a group tour or for parking info, email info@afroamcivilwar.org or visit www.afroamcivilwar.org.


http://www.afroamcivilwar.org http://www.afroamcivilwar.org http://www.dctourguides.com http://www.fords.org http://www.takeafuntrip.com http://www.usagroups.net

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