On Monday, the city of Alexandria will open the Freedom House Museum, which will feature new exhibitions highlighting Alexandria’s Black heritage and the African-American experience in America, in honor of Juneteenth.
Between 1828 and 1861, the Freedom House Museum was apart of a huge complex that trafficked thousands of Black men, women, and children from Alexandria to New Orleans.
Visitors can read about persons who were forced into slave markets in the Deep South after being transported from the Chesapeake Bay area via 1315 Duke St.
The museum’s mission is to reframe the city’s white supremacist history and shed insight on how slavery, race-based laws, and racial terror obliterated African American contributions to the national narrative.
On June 20, the Freedom House Museum will be open from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
The museum is open to the public on Thursdays and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sundays and Mondays from 1 to 5 p.m.
The Freedom House costs $5 for adults, $3 for children aged 5 to 12, and is free for Alexandria residents.