Alexandria Black History Resource Center

Alexandria Black History Resource Center information

Location
Washington, DC , USA
Address
638 N Alfred St
Telephone
+1 703 838 4356
Getting there
Underground Rail: Braddock Rd
More information
www.alexblackhistory.org
Prices
admission free
Opening hours
10am-4pm Tue-Sat, 1-5pm Sun
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Paintings, photographs, books and other memorabilia documenting the black experience in Alexandria, one of America’s major slave ports, are on display at this small resource center (enter from Wythe St). Pick up a brochure for self-guided walking tours of important Alexandria black-history sites. In the next-door annex, the Watson Reading Room has a wealth of books and documents on African American topics. Operated by the museum, the African American Heritage Park (Holland Lane) is worth a stop to see headstones from a 19th-century black cemetery.