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5 Major Landmarks Of African-American History In Alexandria

Ever since its formation in 1749, the city of Alexandria has been home to a vibrant black population. A walk through the streets of Alexandria is a walk through America's timeline of African-American history from colonial times to the Civil War to Civil Rights, and their contribution to shaping Alexandria and America as we know it.
African American Heritage Park
 These five major historic sites in Alexandria tell more about the history and culture of the African-American community in Alexandria.

Freedom House Museum (Northern Va Urban League Inc)--1315 Duke St.

Once the headquarters for the largest and most infamous slave trading companies in the U.S., this small but powerful museum tells the stories of courageous African-Americans who survived the cruelty of the slave trade and went on to fight for equal rights. The museum features original artifacts and first-person accounts told through videos and exhibits.

Alexandria Black History Museum--902 Wythe Street

This museum was originally the site for the first segregated library for the black community. It documents the local and national history, culture, and contribution of African Americans through exhibits and programs.

African American Hall of Fame at Charles Houston Recreation Center – 901 Wythe Street

Located across from the Black History Museum, this museum features exhibits that trace the history of the City's historic Black churches and schools in the Parker-Gray neighborhood and beyond. It tells the story of the more than 60 African-American movers and shakers who made significant contributions to the City and the Civil Rights movements such as writers, activists, professional athletes, pioneers, government officials, and among others.

Contrabands & Freedmen Cemetery Memorial – 1001 South Washington (at Church Street)

Between 1864 and 1869, this was a burial ground for around 1,800 African Americans who fled to Union-occupied Alexandria to escape slavery. It was turned into a memorial park in 2014 to honor the free Black men, women, and children interred on its grounds.

Alexandria African American Heritage Park – 500 Holland Lane (just off Duke Street)

This 7.6-acre park was established on the site of a 19th-century African-America burial ground, the Black Baptist Cemetery. It consists of bronze memorial tree sculptures by Jerome Meadows called "Truths that Rise from the Roots Remembered" which honors the contribution of the African-Americans to the growth of Alexandria.

Properties in Old Town Alexandria

311 Queen St

3 beds, 2 full baths

Home size: 1,198 sq.ft.

Price: $1,025,000

Property Type: Duplex for Sale

MLS Number: VAAX2004664

Subdivision: Old Town Alexandria

Added: 10/16/21, Last Updated: 10/16/2021

610 N West St #102

2 beds, 1 full baths

Home size: 901 sq.ft.

Price: $449,900

Property Type: Condo for Sale

MLS Number: VAAX2004444

Subdivision: Colecroft

Added: 10/07/21, Last Updated: 10/15/2021

801 N Pitt St #1505

1 beds, 1 full baths

Home size: 787 sq.ft.

Price: $320,000

Property Type: Condo for Sale

MLS Number: VAAX2002640

Subdivision: Port Royal Condominium

Added: 08/13/21, Last Updated: 10/15/2021

1119 N Pitt St #3a

1 beds, 1 full baths

Home size: 611 sq.ft.

Price: $349,900

Property Type: Condo for Sale

MLS Number: VAAX2003440

Subdivision: Canal Place

Added: 09/05/21, Last Updated: 10/15/2021

1301 E Abingdon Dr #5

1 beds, 1 full baths

Home size: 825 sq.ft.

Price: $299,900

Property Type: Condo for Sale

MLS Number: VAAX2000067

Subdivision: Harbor Terrace

Added: 10/15/21, Last Updated: 10/15/2021

426 N Henry St

2 beds, 1 full baths

Home size: 884 sq.ft.

Price: $625,000

Property Type: End Unit Townhouse for Sale

MLS Number: VAAX2000007

Subdivision: Old Town

Added: 10/13/21, Last Updated: 10/15/2021

1405 E Abingdon Dr #1

1 beds, 1 full baths

Home size: 700 sq.ft.

Price: $299,999

Property Type: Condo for Sale

MLS Number: VAAX2003306

Subdivision: Harbor Terrace

Added: 09/01/21, Last Updated: 10/15/2021

1250 S Washington St #215

1 beds, 1 full,1 part baths

Home size: 1,122 sq.ft.

Price: $550,000

Property Type: Condo for Sale

MLS Number: VAAX2001622

Subdivision: Porto Vecchio

Added: 07/20/21, Last Updated: 10/15/2021

604 Bashford Ln #2122

1 beds, 1 full baths

Home size: 551 sq.ft.

Price: $275,000

Property Type: Condo for Sale

MLS Number: VAAX2004516

Subdivision: Riverton

Added: 10/01/21, Last Updated: 10/15/2021

402 N Payne St

2 beds, 2 full,1 part baths

Home size: 1,576 sq.ft.

Price: $875,000

Property Type: Townhouse for Sale

MLS Number: VAAX2004482

Subdivision: Parker Gray

Added: 10/07/21, Last Updated: 10/15/2021

801 N Pitt St #307

0 beds, 1 full baths

Home size: 384 sq.ft.

Price: $214,900

Property Type: Condo for Sale

MLS Number: VAAX2000216

Subdivision: Old Town Alexandria

Added: 07/30/21, Last Updated: 10/15/2021

415 S Payne St

3 beds, 4 full,1 part baths

Home size: 2,470 sq.ft.

Price: $1,385,000

Property Type: Townhouse for Sale

MLS Number: VAAX2000325

Subdivision: Majesty West

Added: 10/13/21, Last Updated: 10/15/2021

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