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Celebrate Juneteenth in Alexandria


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 concerts, festive celebrations at Carlyle House and the Alexandria Archaeology Museum, enriching historical tours and lectures and more. Plus, explore the three exhibitions at Freedom House Museum and recently reopened Alexandria Black History Museum. Then, discover 30 Black-Owned Businesses in Alexandria to support this Juneteenth and year-round.

Juneteenth Events

October 2 - December 31, 2023
Woodlawn & Pope-Leighey House

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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Alexandria Black History Driving Tour

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