Open Wednesday - Saturday 10 AM – 5 PM*

Open Time

WED - SAT: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Monday & Holidays: Closed

About Our Museum

The mission of the Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia (BHMVA) is to provide, develop, and partner, in the creation of educational resources, services, and opportunities to promote and advance understanding of the history and culture of Black people and African Americans in the Commonwealth of Virginia. 

We do this by telling the inspirational stories that are often untold and or forgotten. We present these stories in the full context of American history so that there is a greater understanding of our history, leading to a more diverse and inclusive society. 

Stay connected with the rich tapestry of Black history and culture. Sign up for our email list to receive exclusive updates, event invitations, and fascinating insights into the stories that shape our heritage.

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Plan A Visit


Adults: $10
Seniors/Students w/ID: $8
Children 4-12: $6
Children under 4: Free
Military Discount: 10%

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Faithe Norrell


122 West Leigh Street, Richmond, VA 23220

Visitable Advocate Thru March 2025

News & Announcements

Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia announces lineup of June exhibitions and programs
ABC8 (WRIC Richmond), Kendal McAuley, 6/2/24 RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — The Black History Museum and...
Historic hospital tops endangered sites list
A key part of Richmond’s African-American history. A critical resource at a time of medical segregation....
A love of literacy: Book festival at the Black History Museum aims to reach young readers
By Azriah Bryant Published: Apr. 16, 2024 at 6:17 PM EDT RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) -The Black...
Richmond Free Press: Black History Museum receives $300,000 grant
The Black History Museum & Cultural Center of Virginia has received a two-year, $300,000 grant from...
The Black History Museum & Cultural Center of Virginia Receives 2024 Commonwealth History Fund Grant 
Richmond, VA – The Black History Museum & Cultural Center of Virginia (BHMVA) is delighted to announce...

Upcoming Events

No current upcoming events.

Black History Museum, Special Event

Virginia Is For Music Lovers: Meet & Greet

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm / BHMVA
Special Event

Preserving Virginia’s Jazz Legacy

3:00 pm - 6:00 pm / ICA Center at VCU
Artist Talk, Black History Museum, Special Event

Virginia is for Music Lovers: An Exploration of Virginia’s Black Excellence in Music

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm / BHMVA

We Want to Hear from You!

The Black History Museum& Cultural Center of Virginia, along with our partner The Valentine, are collecting anonymous feedback on Richmond’s monuments and public art to inform our exhibits, programming, and community engagement.

Museum Highlights

In addition to our permanent exhibitions, we feature new exhibitions several times a year.


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