This walk takes you through the campus of Howard University, the only historically black college or university in the nation's capital. You'll see and hear about some of the historic landmarks on campus making Howard University one of the top institutions of higher education for African-Americans since its founding in 1867. This is not a tour focusing on the current campus life, but one which focuses on the more historic aspects of the university.
Founders Library, Andrew Rankin Memorial Chapel, Howard University Hospital
If you are coming by Metro, the Shaw-Howard University Metro stop is the closest option. Follow the signs pointing toward Howard University to exit. Upon exiting the station walk straight up 7th St. After crossing Florida Avenue, you should see Howard University Hospital to your right. Continue about 4 blocks past the hospital til you reach Howard Place NW.
There is metered parking in the area, but make sure you pay to avoid tickets. Unless its Sunday then the parking is free.
Places to stop along the way:
There are a couple of places to stop for food and drink along 7th/Georgia Avenue if you need something pre or post tour. Restaurants along the U St. corridor are nearby and easily accessible by foot.
Best time of day:
Anytime during daylight.
Wear comfortable walking shoes. If there is a campus event taking place it could prevent you from completing the route as laid out. Also take care in crossing the streets. Please use the crosswalks as directed.
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