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Honor Black History at the Freedom House Museum!

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On Saturday afternoons in February, reserve your place to visit the Freedom House Museum during special hours in honor of Black History Month!

Thanks to a collaboration between the Office of Historic Alexandria and the Northern Virginia Urban League, visit the building that was once the headquarters and holding pen for the largest domestic slave trading firm in the United States – Franklin and Armfield. Enslaved people were purchased throughout the Chesapeake region and brought to this site before beginning their journey to the Deep South.

The museum is small but powerful, with original artifacts and first-person narratives told through video and exhibits. Public access to the museum is normally limited, but exclusive Saturday access will be offered each weekend in February from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., with African-American history specialists on site.

Freedom House

1315 Duke Street

Alexandria, Virginia