Alexandria Black History Museum

  • 902 Wythe Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
  • PHONE:
  • (703) 746-4356
  • Details
    Antebellum Alexandria represented both the oppression of slavery and the opportunities that freedom offered to African Americans. Once home to two major slave trading businesses, Alexandria became a destination for people seeking freedom and security behind Union lines during the Civil War. Alexandria’s compelling black history is interpreted through exhibits, lectures and family programs in a building constructed in 1940 as a library to serve African Americans, following a sit-in at the segregated Alexandria Library.