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Celebrate Juneteenth in Alexandria

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This year, Alexandria offers a range of ways to honor Juneteenth, which marks the day on which enslaved individuals in Galveston, TX, learned that the Emancipation Proclamation had freed them more than two years earlier. In the days and weeks surrounding Juneteenth, participate in jubilee celebrations including outdoor garden concerts, festive celebrations at Carlyle House and the Torpedo Factory Art Center, enriching historical tours and lectures and more. Plus, reserve an advance ticket to visit the newly reopened Freedom House Museum, with three new exhibitions showcasing Alexandria’s Black history and the Black experience in America. Then discover 30 Black-Owned Businesses in Alexandria to support this Juneteenth and year-round.

Support Black-Owned Businesses


From frozen custard shops to historical tours to yoga studios, here are more than two dozen Black-owned businesses in Alexandria.

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Learn More About Juneteenth

Learn more about Juneteenth and its connection to Alexandria from Audrey Davis, director of Alexandria’s Black History Museum.

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