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African American Heritage Park

Location: Alexandria

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Appalachian African-American Cultural Center

Location: Pennington Gap
Visitors in the Center

The building that once housed the only primary school for blacks in Pennington Gap, Lee County, Virginia, is now the Appalachian African-American ... More Info

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Bacon's Castle

Location: Surry

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 ... More Info

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Bassett Historical Center

Location: Bassett
Researching family history can take a group effort.

For those conducting family history or historical research, the Bassett Historical Center is a gem. It has all records for Henry, Patrick, ... More Info

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Bedford Museum and Genealogical Library

Location: Bedford

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Black History Museum & Cultural Center of Virginia

Black History Museum & Cultural Center of Virginia

Location: Richmond
Black History Museum & Cultural Center of Virginia

 The Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia presents the complex experiences of peoples of Africa and the African Diaspora, ... More Info

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Burwell-Morgan Mill

Location: Millwood
Mill Exterior

A National Register Historical Landmark and one of the oldest, most original operational grist mills in the country located in the heart of the ... More Info

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Christiansburg, Historic Area

Location: Christiansburg

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Clarksville Regional Museum

Clarksville Regional Museum

Location: Clarksville
Clarksville Regional Museum

The Clarksville Regional Museum serves as a depository for the collection and preservation of items which are historically significant to the ... More Info

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Emanuel A.M.E. Church

Location: Portsmouth

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Fauquier Heritage Society for Local History & Genealogy

Fauquier Heritage Society for Local History & ...

Location: Marshall
Fauquier Heritage Society for Local History & Genealogy

Fauquier Heritage Society for Local History & Genealogy 

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Fort Christanna

Location: Lawrenceville

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Gillfield Baptist Church

Location: Petersburg

Gillfield Baptist Church, Petersburg, Virginia, established in 1797, is the second oldest African-American congregation in Petersburg and one of ... More Info

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Gum Springs Historical Society and Museum

Location: Alexandria

Gum Springs is the oldest African American Community in Fairfax County, formaly established in 1833. West Ford, a former slave, founded the ... More Info

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Hampton University

Hampton University

Location: Hampton
Hampton University

Founded in 1868 as an institute of higher learning for newly freed people, Hampton University has grown into one of the nation's top-ranked colleges ... More Info

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Hampton University Museum

Location: Hampton

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Harrison Museum of African American Culture

Location: Roanoke

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J. J. Moore Visitor, Archives & Family Life Center

Location: Chesapeake

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