Alexandria Black History Museum

Dig deeper into black history at the Alexandria Black History Museum. Exhibits at the museum aim to promote appreciation, tolerance and understanding of all cultures. The Alexandria Black History Museum is also the site of Alexandria African American Heritage Park. Groups can see exhibits on slavery, learn about development of African cultures in Virginia, and view portraits of notable figures in black history. The museum’s collections feature dolls, Bible and communion items from one of Alexandria’s oldest African American churches, and more. Educational programs teach groups about genealogy and Civil Rights history.
 
Contact Info 
Address: 902 Wythe St., Alexandria, VA 22314. City of Alexandria Tel: 703-746-4356. Email: black.history@alexandriava.org. Website: www.alexandriava.gov/BlackHistory. Hrs: Tues.-Sat. 10AM-4PM.  
 
Trip Info 
Grade Level: K-6th. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. Cost: Fee.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Social Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Social Studies.

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