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 23, 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 - Leesylvania State Park

February 23, 2020 - February 29, 2020

Each weekend in February - Leesylvania property is associated with the escape of multiple enslaved women and men starting from 1784...

Black History Month at the Alamo

February 23, 2020 - February 25, 2020

Throughout the month of February, we're screening a series of films that highlights the incredible stories of the black experience in...

African American Genealogy: Tracking Families Before the Civil War

February 25, 2020

Discovering African American family history prior to 1865 can be difficult. There are special challenges to finding documentation...

Buffalo Soldiers During the Civil War - Manassas

February 27, 2020

By the end of the Civil War nearly 200,000 black soldiers were serving in the Federal Army. After the war, many volunteered to battle...