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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

1152 N Pitt St

3 beds, 2 full baths

Home size: 1,309 sq.ft.

Price: $769,000

Property Type: Townhouse for Sale

MLS Number: VAAX2001136

Subdivision: Canal Way

Added: 07/09/21, Last Updated: 07/25/2021

801 N Pitt St #301

0 beds, 1 full baths

Home size: 386 sq.ft.

Price: $187,000

Property Type: Condo for Sale

MLS Number: VAAX260340

Subdivision: Port Royal Condominium

Added: 05/27/21, Last Updated: 07/25/2021

1023 N Royal St #101

2 beds, 1 full,1 part baths

Home size: 931 sq.ft.

Price: $540,000

Property Type: Condo for Sale

MLS Number: VAAX2001674

Subdivision: Abingdon Row

Added: 07/23/21, Last Updated: 07/25/2021

24 Wolfe St

4 beds, 4 full,2 part baths

Home size: 5,055 sq.ft.

Price: $3,799,500

Property Type: End Unit Townhouse for Sale

MLS Number: VAAX2001836

Subdivision: Harborside

Added: 07/25/21, Last Updated: 07/25/2021

801 N Pitt St #904

1 beds, 1 full baths

Home size: 787 sq.ft.

Price: $322,500

Property Type: Condo for Sale

MLS Number: VAAX2001200

Subdivision: Port Royal

Added: 07/17/21, Last Updated: 07/25/2021

801 N Pitt St #1609

1 beds, 1 full baths

Home size: 787 sq.ft.

Price: $315,000

Property Type: Condo for Sale

MLS Number: VAAX2001290

Subdivision: Port Royal Condominium

Added: 07/16/21, Last Updated: 07/25/2021

800 S Saint Asaph St #303

1 beds, 1 full baths

Home size: 814 sq.ft.

Price: $424,900

Property Type: Condo for Sale

MLS Number: VAAX2001844

Subdivision: St Asaph Square

Added: 07/25/21, Last Updated: 07/25/2021

1023 N Royal St #215

2 beds, 2 full baths

Home size: 1,024 sq.ft.

Price: $699,000

Property Type: Condo for Sale

MLS Number: VAAX2000294

Subdivision: Abingdon Row

Added: 06/24/21, Last Updated: 07/24/2021

426 S Fayette St S

3 beds, 3 full,1 part baths

Home size: 1,816 sq.ft.

Price: $949,000

Property Type: Townhouse for Sale

MLS Number: VAAX2001466

Subdivision: Old Town Village

Added: 07/22/21, Last Updated: 07/24/2021

556 N Saint Asaph St

2 beds, 2 full baths

Home size: 990 sq.ft.

Price: $690,000

Property Type: Townhouse for Sale

MLS Number: VAAX261206

Subdivision: Shad Row

Added: 06/15/21, Last Updated: 07/24/2021

1209 N Pitt St #1b

1 beds, 1 full baths

Home size: 624 sq.ft.

Price: $365,000

Property Type: Condo for Sale

MLS Number: VAAX2001762

Subdivision: Canal Place

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

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: Old Town

Added: 07/20/21, Last Updated: 07/24/2021

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