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Alexander Black House & Cultural Center

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Great Window Into Local History!

I stopped by here on a rainy afternoon and took the short audio tour around the first floor of the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Savannah, Georgia
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Great local history

This is a great place to go and get some local history and see a beautifully built house. Don't... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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204 Draper Rd NW, Blacksburg, VA 24060-7408
+1 540-558-0746
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Reviewed August 29, 2014

I came here for the grand opening in August. It is such a gorgeous place! The front porch wraps around the building and you can relax and sit on one of the rocking chairs. The interior has been restored to its original beauty. There are...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stopped by here on a rainy afternoon and took the short audio tour around the first floor of the home. It is beautifully restored and the audio guide gave some interesting insights into both the history of Blacksburg and the Black family that formerly...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place to go and get some local history and see a beautifully built house. Don't miss the frogs.

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Reviewed July 25, 2018

We visited the Alexander Black House and had a fantastic experience there. It really makes a difference that the person giving the tour is a historian / expert in history. We are lucky to have this resource in our little town. This is a great...More

Thank DavidW13008
Reviewed June 24, 2018

We have visited the permanent and temporary displays inside and outside at this beautifully restored facility. We often attend the Lifelong Learning presentations related to Blacksburg History and Heritage at the Alexander Black House

1  Thank Janet P
Reviewed April 15, 2018

Really lovely woodwork throughout the house. The original ceilings are awesome too. You can't get into the old basement because the house has been moved. Nice visit for a cold day.

2  Thank Theresa C
Reviewed February 23, 2017 via mobile

The staff was very friendly. It doesn't take long to walk through the main floor which is the museum. Some of the artifacts that were on display were really interesting to look at. The museum gives the history of the founding of blacksburg along with...More

1  Thank debbiew544
Reviewed January 30, 2017

I toured the Black House with a group of women. We were able to hold a meeting in the the large space that was available. It has been well preserved and is lovely inside and out. They continue to work on the house and in...More

Thank Blacksburg851
Reviewed September 18, 2016

Stumbled upon this restored, historic home while visiting our daughter at Virginia Tech. The docent was very nice and explained the history behind this home. One furnished room and beautiful detail through the rest of the first floor. Second floor is being prepared for future...More

1  Thank DiAlJo
Reviewed June 28, 2016

This is a newly restored historical house. It belonged to the man who gave the land to create Blacksburg, Virginia. It is a beautiful Victorian home. I enjoy the exhibits of local art. Sometimes a local history lecture is held here. Be sure to visit...More

Thank m0ountaingrandma
Reviewed May 1, 2016

I visited the Alexander Black House in April 2016. The interior wood, floors and fixtures were very pretty representations of the Victorian period. Only one bedroom is furnished; there is one room for children's activities (none during my weekday visit) and what would be the...More

Thank Karen L
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