In addition to our permanent exhibitions, we feature new exhibitions several times a year.
Celebrate our 40th Anniversary and be a part of the Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia Experience!
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.
Plan A Visit
The BHMVA is committed to maintaining a healthy and safe environment.
In keeping with the latest recommendations from the CDC and VDH, the BHMVA visitor policy regarding COVID – 19
and its variants has been updated as follows:
- Masks are not required. Masks are available at the front desk upon request.
- The staff is fully vaccinated.
- Please wear vinyl gloves when touching the screens (provided by BHMVA).
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