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.