- 1st Class Full Service Hotels (1-night)
- Round Trip Transportation (Optional)
- All-You-Can-Eat Dinner & Breakfast
- Premium Open Bar
- DJ Dance Party
- Comedy Show
- Maryland Live Casino / Arundel Mills Mall
- National Museum of African American History & Culture Pass
Note: Museum passes are free for visitors. However, Tour Operators pay an online convenience fee of $3 per visitor.
MLK Weekend National Museum of African American History & Cultural Tour
DEPARTURE: Board Motor Coach and Check-In (Approx times: NY area 8am and PA area 10am) Sign in with Soul Nation Events “Check In Coordinator: or CIC. Be sure you have your valid government issued photo id with you. It is required that you show this id for access to all events.
1PM – 4PM: Maryland Live Casino / Arundel Mills Mall stop on your way to the hotel. Located together you can enjoy 3 hours of free time gaming or shopping.
5:00PM: Check-In Hotel Room – Settle in and get ready for a delicious dinner.
6:30 – 8:30PM: Dinner Buffet Served Live DJ Music Entertainment. (Cash Bar available, served by hotel staff)
9:15 – 10PM: Comedy Show – Live Performance by a Family Friendly Comic
10:30PM – 1:30AM: Dance Party – with Live DJ Entertainment, Adults Only
11PM- 1AM: Premium Open Bar
8AM – 10AM: Breakfast Buffet Served
8:30AM: Check Out Begins – Turn in Keys to Front Desk & Load Luggage on Coach.
10:00AM: Coaches Load & Depart for DC Museum Area
11:00AM: Arrive at the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Check your reserved time stamped pass for entry time. You will pass through security check.
Feel free to visit other museums, landmarks and memorials in the area. Along with the National Museum of African American History & Culture, here are some other ‘Must See’ Landmarks around National Mall in DC. Martin Luther King Jr Memorial, Lincoln Memorial and Obama exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery. Utilize the Smithsonian Visitor Center for walking or metro details.
5:30PM: Load Coach for departure home. Meet at same location it dropped you off for the Museum.
HOME: Arrive at your group’s drop off location
Please be sure to take all of your belongings with you. We hope you had an enjoyable event.
Note: Times may vary … see actual event itinerary upon arrival.
SNE Check In Coordinator (CIC) is a volunteer travel liaison whose job is to check each passenger’s ID and confirm they are on the passenger list. They do not perform additional services and are not Tour Guides.
Photo ID, Medications, Event Wristbands: All Guests are required to bring a valid government issued photo id to show for proof of age and to acquire special event wristbands for access to facilities and all events. Keep your medications with you at all times, access to your luggage is limited on a motorcoach. Guests must be 21 years or older to consume alcohol with proper valid photo id and is at the discretion of the facility serving.
Hotel Rooms: Every room comes with either one or two beds. Most hotels have a limited number of double bedded rooms (2 beds). Two bedded rooms are reserved for triple and quad occupancy rooms and then first come first serve basis for double occupancy rooms. Some properties have pull out sofas or rollaway cots as an option. Each hotel is different, based on local fire codes and availability. Cot may be an added hotel fee. Refrigerators & Microwaves are not standard, and will depend on availability and may be an added hotel fee.
Hotel prohibits personal or open alcohol bottles in public areas including hallways and lobby. Hotel rooms and facilities are non-smoking. Any room smoked in, a cleaning fee of $350 is charged to room guest by hotel.
National Museum of African American History & Culture: Visit their website at https://nmaahc.si.edu
Any time after reserved pass time, enter Museum through “Group Entrance” on Madison Drive NW. Do not arrive early, you cannot enter museum entrance line before scheduled time on pass. Children under age 16 must be with an adult at all times. Museum recommends touring in small groups for easier passage through exhibits.
Museum Ticket Distribution: SNE Director will distribute the timed stamped museum pass on your bus prior to departure Sunday morning. You have at least 4 hours to visit the museum. You can enter museum any time after the stamped time on your pass up until 4:30pm. Once you exit museum, you cannot re-enter.
Museum Security Process: For safety reasons, all visitors are required to pass through a screening process including a metal detector or electric wand. Security hand checks all bags, purses, strollers & containers. Items not permitted in museum at any time include: tripods, monopods, selfie sticks, guns, 3D weapons, knives, pen knives, pets, outside food or drinks, scissors, aerosol cans, tools, smoking, placards, signs, or banners.
Weather & Walking: Wear comfortable shoes, there will be lots of walking, standing and steps in and out of all museums & mall. Be prepared for all weather conditions like rain or lots of sun, etc.
Home Arrival Time: Please use the return trip home time on itinerary to estimate your “at home” arrival time. This is merely an estimate as unforeseen circumstances such as weather and traffic could alter travel.
Motorcoach Standards & Policies: Respect is the key to an enjoyable trip & Safety is the #1 priority.
All passengers are to remain seated while the coach is in motion. All coaches are smoke free. All coolers and large items should be stowed in the undercarriage. Only items that fit in overhead bins are permitted on the coach. Glass is prohibited. Rest stops and consumption of alcohol is at the discretion of the driver. If allowed, alcohol consumption should be in moderation and controlled. Coach lavatory is designed for emergency use. Recommend utilizing fully equipped restrooms at rest stop facilities when possible.
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Groups & Individuals Welcomed!
Organize a group and you could go for free and earn money. Looking to travel with just a few is fine, too. It’s easy and no obligations. Send us a message or call us at (215) 504-4000
Hotel & Travel
Multiple 1st Class Full Service MD / VA Hotels Available
On-Site Hotel Activities:
DJ Dance Party
Maryland Live Casino / Arundel Mills Mall
– or –
MGM National Harbor Casino / Tanger Outlets
Sit back, relax, and leave the driving to us.
We have arranged for round trip transportation on lavatory equipped video buses so that you can start having fun right from the beginning of your trip. Buses are also used throughout the stay for all transfers to and from activities.
Individuals / Small Groups will be given an option to select a convenient pickup location from major cities in the following states at time of booking.
[NY / NJ / PA / DE / MD]
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These are the general designated departure locations for individuals and small groups at this time. You will given the option to select your preferred departure location upon making a reservation for your tour. Pickup times vary depending on the tour and will be verified with you. Depending upon the event location, certain departure areas may not be available.
DC: Oxon Hill Park & Ride, 414 West & Indian Head Highway, Oxon Hill, MD
DE: Delaware Welcome Center Travel Plaza, 530 JFK Memorial Hwy., Newark DE
MD: Security Park & Ride, Ext. 94 off I-70, Baltimore, MD
NJ: Peter Francisco Park (Near Penn Station), Market & Ferry Streets, Newark, NJ
NY: Harlem State Building, 125th & 7th Avenue, NY, NY
NY: Brooklyn Academy of Music, 30 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY
NY: Grand Concourse & East 149th Street, Bronx, NY
NY: Parsons Blvd & Jamaica Ave, Queens, NY
PA: 30th Street Station Building, 3100 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA
PA: M L K High School, 6100 Stenton Ave, Philadelphia, PA
PA: Progress Plaza, Broad & Oxford, Philadelphia, PA
NOTE: If you are a part of a larger group and received a flyer, your pickup location and time is listed there. You will only have to enter the Tripcode listed on the flyer and not select a pickup location at time of booking. Group bookings from states out of those listed are available, too.
ALL YOU CAN EAT MENUS
Saturday Dinner featuring:
Broiled Fish, Choice of Chicken, Macaroni & Cheese, Scalloped Potatoes, Green Beans, Corn, Salad, Roll & Butter, Chocolate & Vanilla Cake, Assorted Cookies
Sunday Breakfast featuring:
Cinnamon French Toast or Pancakes with Maple Syrup, Pork & Non-Pork breakfast meats, Scrambled Eggs, Breakfast Potatoes, Fruit Salad Bowl, Assorted Danish, Coffee, Tea, Milk & Juices
Menus may differ slightly from tour to tour
11:00 PM – 1:00 AM
Hennessy, J&B, Dewar’s White Label, Bacardi Silver, Seagram’s 7, Heineken, Wine, Mixers & More.
*Times and brands may differ slightly from tour to tour
SNE – EXCLUSIVE
DJ Dance Party
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