Valuable Information About The African American Heritage Park

The African American Heritage Park is a historical site which is located at 401 Holland Lane Alexandria. Opened in 1995 as a satellite site of the Alexandria Black History Resource Center, the eight acres park comprises of memorial sculptures created by African American artists Jerome Meadows. The park includes a one acre 19th century cemetery which held more than 20 burials with 6 identified headstones remaining. The focal point of the park includes a sculpture of bronze trees called “Truths That Rise From The Roots Remembered”.  This sculpture honors the contributions of African-Americans to the City of Alexandria. In addition to the bronze trees, there are smaller sculptures throughout the park which honor historic African American neighborhoods. The African American Heritage Park is also home to a wetland area which provides a home for mallards, painted turtles, beavers and crayfish. The park is open daily to the public from Dawn to Dusk.

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