Alexandria Black History Museum

front of Alexandria Black History Museum 1939 photo of protest Historic image of segregated library exhibition model of enslaved woman and child view from corner
Welcome to the Alexandria Black History Museum!
Address
902 Wythe Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Region Northern Virginia
Locality Alexandria City
Phone: (703) 746-4356
Email black.history@alexandriava.org
Website www.alexblackhistory.org

Located in the heart of the Parker-Gray Historic District, the Alexandria Black History Museum documents the contributions of African Americans to Alexandria's history and culture from 1749 to the present. The building that today houses the Museum was constructed in 1940 as the Robinson Library, the African American community's first public library. The Watson Reading Room is a non-circulating research repository focusing on issues of African American history and culture. The Museum offers exhibitions, lectures and special events throughout the year.



Admission Fee: $2 suggested

Last Updated: 3/12/2013 3:54 PM
  • Get the Virginia Travel Guide

    2014 Virginia Travel Guide

    Order your Free Virginia Travel Guide.

     Order now button  

  • Travel Updates

    What's going on around Virginia? Subscribe to the Virginia eNews.

    Subscribe