Northern Virginia Sights

Alexandria Black History Museum

  • 902 Wythe St. Map It
  • Old Town

Updated 05/23/2014

Fodor's Review

This collection, devoted to the history of African-Americans in Alexandria and Virginia, is housed in part in the Robert H. Robinson Library, a building constructed in the wake of a landmark 1939 sit-in protesting the segregation of Alexandria libraries. The federal census of 1790 recorded 52 free African-Americans living in the city, but the port town was one of the largest slave exporting points in the South, with at least two highly active slave markets.

Sight Information

Address:

902 Wythe St., Alexandria, Virginia, 22314, United States

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Phone:

703-746–4356

Sight Details:

  • $2
  • Tues.–Sat. 10–4

Updated 05/23/2014

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