Saturdays at the Freedom House Museum
|Title:||Saturdays at the Freedom House Museum|
|Date & Time:||Sat Feb 3, 2018 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM|
Please see event details for more information about locations.
|Event Details:||The Office of Historic Alexandria and the Northern Virginia Urban League are excited to announce a collaboration for Black History Month. On Saturdays during February, Freedom House Museum will be open for self-guided tours from 1-5 p.m.
Located at 1315 Duke Street, The Freedom House Museum was once the headquarters and holding pen for the largest domestic slave trading firm in the United States, Franklin and Armfield. Enslaved people were brought from the Chesapeake Bay area and forced to the slave markets in Natchez, Mississippi and New Orleans either by foot or ship. After Franklin and Armfield vacated the building in 1836, James Birch, the trader who had sold Solomon Northup, author of Twelve Years a Slave, in Washington DC moved his operation into the building in 1858. Birch and his partner used the building as their headquarters until 1861, when the city was occupied by the Union Army.
The building is currently owned by the Northern Virginia Urban League and together with the Office of Historic Alexandria, we invite you to visit the museum in this historic reminder of slavery.
Groups of 7 or more should contact 703.746.4739 at least one week in advance to arrange a time to visit.
|Contact Phone No.:||703.746.4739|
|Fees:||$5 per person. Credit card purchases must be made online|
|Audience:||Anyone may attend|
|Tags:||Black History Museum, Museums|
For event details visit https://apps.alexandriava.gov/Calendar/?17409
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