The Alexandria Black History Museum
The Alexandria Black History Museum includes the Museum, the Watson Reading Room, and the Alexandria African American Heritage Park. Other African American historic sites in Alexandria include the Contrabands and Freedmen Cemetery Memorial, and the Freedom House Museum.
Museum Closures and Covid-19 Operational Guidelines
Many of the museums are closed and public programs are cancelled until further notice. Check the Historic Alexandria homepage to see the latest on which museums are now open.
The Office of Historic Alexandria established the following guidelines to ensure consistent operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Staff will regularly re-evaluate them based on safety and available staffing levels and as the region moves through Phase 3 of the Forward Virginia plan. Includes guidelines for guided tours, volunteers, rentals, public programs and events, and on-site research and collections use by the public.
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Museum and Office Hours
Note: the museums and offices are closed and public programs are cancelled until further notice.
New Year's Day, 4th of July, Thanksgiving and Christmas
Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. by appointment.
Open by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, contact the museum’s curators at 703.746.4356 or by email.
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To purchase tickets to events at the Alexandria Archaeology Museum, and to shop online, visit The Alexandria Shop.
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