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The African-American experience in Virginia spans centuries. Follow along from Jamestown through two wars, and Emancipation through Civil Rights.
Pocahontas and Powhatan are names you know. Meet the others and see the cultural traditions still displayed at powwows today.
African American Heritage Park
Spotsylvania County, in an effort to educate the public, inspire local pride and promote appreciation for the County’s African American contr...
Anne Spencer was a poet, a civil rights activist, a teacher, librarian, wife and mother, and a gardener. More than thirty of her poems were publi...
The building that once housed the only primary school for blacks in Pennington Gap, Lee County, Virginia, is now the Appalachian African-American C...
Open year-round, this popular public beach offers fishing, picnicking, kayaking and two large picnic shelters for rent. Rich in outdoor recreation ...
Built in 1665 by Arthur Allen, Bacon's Castle is the only surivivng example of Jacobean architecture in the United States and the oldest brick dwel...
The Baldwin Block Canvases depict a streetscape view of buildings and places significant to the history of this location on Fayett...
For those conducting family history or historical research, the Bassett Historical Center is a gem. It has all records for Henry, Patrick, Pittsylv...
Bedford Museum and Genealogical Library
The Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia presents the complex experiences of peoples of Africa and the African Diaspora, with...
A National Register Historical Landmark and one of the oldest, most original operational grist mills in the country located in the heart of the She...
This magnificent Georgian mansion, its various outbuildings and dependencies, and the historic ground which surrounds it represent a small preserve...
Christiansburg, Historic Area
The Clarksville Regional Museum serves as a depository for the collection and preservation of items which are historically significant to the past,...
Emanuel A.M.E. Church
Fauquier Heritage Society for Local History & Genealogy
Fort Christanna, the first foothold of the white man in what is now Brunswick County, VA, was erected in 1714 during Alexander Spotswood's administ...
Completed in 1834 and named in honor of President James Monroe, Fort Monroe is recognized as the largest stone fort ever built in the United States...
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