African American Heritage in the Roanoke Valley

101 Shenandoah Avenue NE
Roanoke, VA 24016
Region Shenandoah Valley
Locality Roanoke City
Phone: (800) 635-5535
Phone: (540) 345-8622
RVCVB Offices: (540) 342-6025
Fax: (540) 342-7119

Day One: Begin your day at the Roanoke Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau for a friendly welcome to the region.

At the Virginia Museum of Transportation your group will learn about the important role African Americans played with the extraordinary growth of the railroad.

For lunch, incorporate a few southern favorites with a box lunch from The Roanoker Restaurant. Tour the birthplace of Booker T. Washington, who stepped forth as the most influential African American of his era.

Finish the day relaxing along breathtaking Smith Mountain Lake.

Day Two: Start your day with a step-on guided tour of the Valley. Enjoy lunch downtown in the Historic Farmers Market area and discover different specialty shops including The Binaba Shop to find one-of-a-kind works of African art.

Partake in annual events, Juneteenth Freedom Festival held June 16, 2012 at the Booker T. Washington National Monument.  Also mark your calendar for September 15, 2012 when the Henry Street Festival has a celebration of cultural dance, music, entertainment and a variety of food.

Last Updated: 12/15/2014 2:20 PM