Freedom House Museum
1315 Duke Street
The Freedom House Museum was once part of the headquarters for the largest domestic slave trading firm in the United States, Franklin and Armfield. Enslaved people were brought from the Chesapeake Bay area and forced to the slave markets in Natchez, Mississippi and New Orleans either by foot or ship.
We invite you to visit the museum in this historic reminder of slavery.
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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Note: the museums and offices are closed and public programs are cancelled until further notice.
New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas.
Contact the Museum
Call the Office of Historic Alexandria at 703.746.4554
To purchase tickets to events at the Freedom House Museum, and to shop online, visit The Alexandria Shop.