The Alexandria Archaeology Museum is dedicated to preserving and protecting the archaeological heritage of the City of Alexandria. One commitment has been to identify archaeological sites related to the Underground Railroad by developing and implementing an innovative research strategy. Using William Still's book Underground Railroad and runaway ads, local records have been mined to tie surviving structures and archeological sites to sites of enslavement of those seeking freedom. The Museum has created a compilation of freedom seekers, sites of enslavement, and free African American areas. It has also excavated several sites related to African Americans, and has an extensive African American collection (free and enslaved). The Museum collects information on the history of Alexandria, educates the public, and sponsors ongoing research related to the Underground Railroad.
Visitor Information: Currently open to public.
Location: 105 North Union Street, #327, Alexandria, Alexandria, 22314
National Park Unit: No
Ownership: Pamela Cressey
Location Type: Facility