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Alexandria Black History Resource Center

638 N. Alfred St, Alexandria, VA 22314
+1 703-838-4356
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Surprise in Alexandria

Stumbled into this place during one of our walks. Just a wonderful, fascinating piece of American... read more

Reviewed 10 January 2017
Great visit

So glad to have found this museum - very interesting. Lovely staff. Nestled away in a corner of Old... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2016
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“library” (2 reviews)
“slavery” (3 reviews)
“slaves” (2 reviews)
638 N. Alfred St, Alexandria, VA 22314
+1 703-838-4356

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Reviewed 10 January 2017

Stumbled into this place during one of our walks. Just a wonderful, fascinating piece of American History. Do visit and learn some great stuff about the area. Highly recommended!

Thank 1Jp1
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

So glad to have found this museum - very interesting. Lovely staff. Nestled away in a corner of Old Town Alexandria but worth the trip.

Thank Neonturtle87
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Mostly about the slave trade, this museum is funded by and staffed by volunteers and contributors. Although it is a small space, it does a good job explaining African cultures and the export of salves to the new world. The exhibits are tasteful and have...More

Thank SaintVitas
Reviewed 19 May 2016

alexandria is lucky to have such a fine site for black history in the area and the state ;;interesting resouces inside so stop by

Thank drudol
Reviewed 20 April 2016

We had two areas to view. One, located in the original Robinson Library, showed the history of slavery in the U.S., where the slaves came from, and about them landing on American soil. Informative displays showed the history of free blacks and enslaved black people...More

Thank jandago
Reviewed 10 April 2016

History made real. Wonderment, joy, anger, tears, wows, are only some of the feeling while we visited. It is Powerful in a very small area. Very professionally guided. Incredible

Thank Richard D
Reviewed 31 October 2015 via mobile

I was so excited to happen upon this little building. The information was plentiful and to learn the history of what used to a one-room library was filling.

Thank sheenam597
Reviewed 19 July 2015

This Museum is brilliantly curated in a way that educates the viewer thoroughly on the history of black African slavery in Alexandria & the African Americans contribution to the town's culture & history.Paintings, maps, artefacts, photographs & scenes provide an insight into the life &...More

Thank Clio H
Reviewed 30 June 2015

This is a small but worthwhile museum. When I visited it was shut but that was because they were short-staffed and a lovely lady let me in. She showed me a short film and then left me to have a look around. I am so...More

Thank Fiona M
Reviewed 1 March 2015

The museum is basically one room. The information there was interesting but it will probably take you about a half of an hour to read it. If you are in the area or would just like to go to support it, then go. But, I...More

Thank 1Jaybee1
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