• Plan a Visit!

  • Wednesdays thru Saturdays: 10 AM - 5 PM*

    *Visitors should arrive before 3:30 pm to enjoy the complete museum experience.



    Adults: $10

    Seniors/Students w/ID: $8

    Children 4-12: $6

    Children under 4: Free

    Military Discount: 10%


    To schedule guided group tours, contact Mary Lauderdale, mclauderdale@blackhistorymuseum.org, (804) 780-9093.



    122 West Leigh Street, Richmond, VA 23220


  • Museum Highlights

    • Black History Timeline

    • Emancipation

    • Reconstruction

    • Jim Crow

    • Desegregation

    • Civil Rights

    • Massive Resistance

    • Richmond 34

Now More Than Ever

Every day at the Black History Museum we tell stories about Black history, art, and culture. Why? Because our history is deeper, richer, and more significant than a handful of dates and events than learned about in school. The Black History Museum offers a dynamic multi-dimensional learning experience which includes history and art exhibitions, community conversations, literary presentations, social gatherings, documentary screenings, historic portrayals, and cultural activities. We also partner with other organizations to broaden our reach and make Black history, art, and culture even more meaningful and memorable. But we can’t continue to do this without your help.  Many thanks to our steadfast supporters, who have played a pivotal role in preserving our important past and inspiring a bright new future. We sincerely appreciate their invaluable support and the museum’s continued success is dependent on the ongoing generosity of current members and the recruitment of new members.

Here are four ways you can help:

Join and renew your membership annually so we can count on your active involvement;

Bring your family to visit, learn, and share our history;

Make an annual donation because each and every dollar helps our ongoing operations; and

Become an ambassador by sharing your experience and inviting others to become members and supporters too.


Effective Immediately


The BHMVA is committed to maintaining a healthy and safe environment for our guests.

In keeping with the latest recommendations from the CDC and VDH, the BHMVA visitor policy regarding COVID -19 has been updated as follows:

All visitors 12 and older must show proof they are fully vaccinated and show a photo ID if applicable.

Masks are required for all visitors over the age of 2.

Please continue social distancing.

Staff is fully vaccinated and will wear masks in public areas.

Please wear a vinyl glove when touching the screens.

Visitor Hours

Wednesday – Saturday
10 am – 5 pm

Featured Exhibitions and Programs