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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

611 Second

3 beds, 3 full,2 part baths

Home size: 2,435 sq.ft.

Price: $1,479,900

Property Type: End of Row/Townhouse for Sale

MLS Number: VAAX253124

Subdivision: None Available

Added: 11/07/20, Last Updated: 01/24/2021

1119 E Abingdon

3 beds, 3 full,2 part baths

Home size: 2,499 sq.ft.

Price: $1,496,360

Property Type: Interior Row/Townhouse for Sale

MLS Number: VAAX253142

Subdivision: The Towns At Abingdon Place

Added: 11/12/20, Last Updated: 01/24/2021

801 N Pitt St #1701

1 beds, 1 full baths

Home size: 785 sq.ft.

Price: $315,000

Property Type: Penthouse Unit/Flat for Sale

MLS Number: VAAX254142

Subdivision: Port Royal Condominium

Added: 01/15/21, Last Updated: 01/24/2021

1401 E Abingdon Dr #3

1 beds, 1 full baths

Home size: 700 sq.ft.

Price: $325,000

Property Type: Unit/Flat for Sale

MLS Number: VAAX250066

Subdivision: Harbor Terrace

Added: 08/22/20, Last Updated: 01/24/2021

706 Prince St #12

2 beds, 2 full baths

Home size: 1,690 sq.ft.

Price: $649,000

Property Type: Unit/Flat for Sale

MLS Number: VAAX254786

Subdivision: Old Town

Added: 01/06/21, Last Updated: 01/24/2021

540 Second St #103

2 beds, 2 full,1 part baths

Home size: 1,487 sq.ft.

Price: $835,999

Property Type: Unit/Flat for Sale

MLS Number: VAAX253874

Subdivision: Liberty Row

Added: 01/07/21, Last Updated: 01/24/2021

1201 N Royal St #707

2 beds, 2 full,1 part baths

Home size: 1,960 sq.ft.

Price: $2,194,000

Property Type: Unit/Flat for Sale

MLS Number: VAAX255014

Subdivision: None Available

Added: 01/13/21, Last Updated: 01/23/2021

545 E Braddock Rd #102

2 beds, 1 full baths

Home size: 905 sq.ft.

Price: $460,000

Property Type: Unit/Flat for Sale

MLS Number: VAAX255236

Subdivision: Colecroft Station

Added: 01/20/21, Last Updated: 01/23/2021

735 N Fayette St

3 beds, 2 full,2 part baths

Home size: 2,354 sq.ft.

Price: $988,500

Property Type: End of Row/Townhouse for Sale

MLS Number: VAAX255206

Subdivision: Braddock Lofts

Added: 01/22/21, Last Updated: 01/23/2021

410 S Columbus St

3 beds, 1 full,1 part baths

Home size: 1,098 sq.ft.

Price: $779,900

Property Type: End of Row/Townhouse for Sale

MLS Number: VAAX254862

Subdivision: Old Town

Added: 01/21/21, Last Updated: 01/23/2021

221 N Royal St

4 beds, 3 full,1 part baths

Home size: 3,185 sq.ft.

Price: $2,100,000

Property Type: Interior Row/Townhouse for Sale

MLS Number: VAAX249276

Subdivision: Old Town Alexandria

Added: 09/08/20, Last Updated: 01/23/2021

210 Jefferson St

5 beds, 3 full,1 part baths

Home size: 1,700 sq.ft.

Price: $1,295,000

Property Type: Interior Row/Townhouse for Sale

MLS Number: VAAX251318

Subdivision: Yates Gardens

Added: 09/27/20, Last Updated: 01/23/2021

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