On Saturday afternoons in February, reserve your place to visit the Freedom House Museum during special hours in honor of Black History Month. You can get a rare look inside the Freedom House Museum through a special partnership between the Northern Virginia Urban League and the Office of Historic Alexandria. A National Historic Landmark owned by the Northern Virginia Urban League, the museum is located in the basement-level of one of the most infamous slave trading companies in the country, and bears a connection to the story depicted in the Oscar winning film 12 Years a Slave. The museum is small but powerful with original artifacts and first-person narratives told through video and exhibits. Public access to the museum is normally limited, but exclusive Saturday access will be offered each weekend in February from 1pm to 5pm with African American history specialists on site.
On Saturdays during February, Freedom House Museum will be open from 1-5 p.m. Admission is $5 per person. Tickets can be purchased online, or by cash or check at the door. Space is limited and reservations are recommended.
March 3-4, Saturday and Sunday 1-5 p.m.
March 10-11, Saturday and Sunday 1-5 p.m.
March 17-18, Saturday and Sunday 1-5 p.m.
March 22 and beyond:
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 1-5 p.m.
Tours for seven or more should contact 703.746.4739 at least one week in advance to arrange a time to visit. Groups are typically scheduled to visit before or after public hours.