Prince William, VA has unique and extensive African American history that will be shared throughout Black History Month at many of our historic properties. We invite you to explore the history, arts, culture and contributions of African Americans in Prince William County. 


Below are a few exhibits and events that honor and focus on the contributions that Black Americans have made to American culture:


Lucasville School Open House

February 1, 2020 - March 1, 2020

Join us as we celebrate African American History Month at historic Lucasville School during our open house weekends in February. Visit...

The Underground Railroad

February 1, 2020 - February 29, 2020

The Leesylvania property is associated with the escape of multiple enslaved women and men starting from 1784 through 1861. Within that...

Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra

February 8, 2020

Ellington, Basie, and Bird Saturday, February 8 at 8 p.m. Travel back to the swinging Big Band era with Northern Virginia’s favorite...

Everyday Full of Work: The African-American Experience at Ben Lomond

February 15, 2020

Ben Lomond Historic Site is proud to present special guided tours in recognition of African-American History Month. Visitors can...

African American History at Brentsville Courthouse

February 22, 2020

Explore the lives of African Americans in 19 th century from the perspective of Brentsville Courthouse. As we tour the site, learn...