Immerse Yourself in U Street
U Street is well-known in D.C. and beyond as an important site in African-American history and culture. Major performers, such as Duke Ellington, once made beautiful music in its famed Lincoln Theatre.
Nowadays, however, people of all ages, races, and walks of life flock to the area to take in the nightlife, eat at amazing one-of-a-kind restaurants, and to experience all that this vibrant, unique neighborhood has to offer.
Listen to Some Live Music
U Street is an area that never forgot its musical heritage and still holds true to it today. The music scene is bustling with everything from wild music clubs to the popular (at least amongst those in the know) U Street Music Hall. Visitors also flock to Howard Theatre, which regularly features a wide range of diverse musical artists and genres, ensuring there’s something for every taste.
The African American Civil War Memorial and Museum
As mentioned, the U Street area holds an important place in African-American history. And, no U Street site embodies that fact quite as much as the African American Civil War Memorial and Museum.
There, the soldiers from the Civil War’s United States Colored Troops are remembered and given the honor they have always deserved. Pay your respects at the Wall of Honor, check out beautiful sculptures and memorials, and explore informative and eye-opening exhibits.
The 14&U Farmers’ Market
Chances are you’ve never experienced fresh produce like you’ll find at the 14&U Farmers’ Market. This quaint market is open all the way from May until November and offers fruits, vegetables, and more. Plus, many nearby restaurants offer affordable specials during market times, and all kinds of other vendors come out to make the most of the crowds.
Important. Vibrant. Thriving. These are words that describe U Street. But, to truly understand it for yourself, you’ll just have to experience it!
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