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The Black Heritage Museum of Arlington, Virginia

Visit The Black Heritage Museum of Arlington to learn more about the African American journey of slavery to freedom in Arlington County and how African Americans played a vital role in the formation and development of Arlington County, a central part of our shared history.

At the heart of the BHMA mission is the story of Freedmen’s Village. To date, the museum board has commissioned a model of the village, which is now part of a co-sponsored exhibit on slave’s life at Arlington House, the Robert E. Lee Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery. The Board also sponsors a lecture series, an oral history program, and a walking tour brochure. The ultimate goal of the BHMA is the establishment of a physical museum with space for permanent and temporary exhibits.

The Black Heritage Museum of Arlington, Virginia Map