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 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. 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.