Timed Entry for Freedom House Museum

The Freedom House Museum is what remains of a large complex dedicated to trafficking thousands of Black men, women, and children from 1828-1861. This museum honors the lives and experiences of the enslaved and free Black people who lived in and were trafficked through Alexandria. Slavery, race-based laws and racial terror erased and diminished African American history and contributions from the national narrative; however, this museum seeks to reframe white supremacist history.

Admission is required to visit the three floors of Freedom House Museum. Due to high demand, we highly encourage you to purchase tickets in advance and not at the door.

Museum is open Sunday and Monday, 1-5 p.m; Thursday and Friday. 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Notes on your visit:

* Guests do not need to print off tickets. Your name will be on the registration list for the day.

* Please arrive 5 minutes prior to your admission time. If running late, call the Museum at 703-746-4702 or your reservation will be forfeited 5 minutes after your admission time has begun and no refunds will be issued. 

* The Freedom House Museum’s timed entry reservation system is for visitors’ personal use only. Timed tickets are valid only for the stated visitor(s), guests(s), date, and time. Tickets may not be sold or transferred. Reservations that violate these conditions may be cancelled.

* Admission includes the ability for guests to step outside and return to the Museum during the same date of admission. Plan at least 1.5 hours for your visit.

* At all Historic Alexandria sites, we do not tolerate racist or derogatory jokes, comments, or harassment from our guests or staff. We value the dignity of all people who enter our sites. We are committed to creating an environment where together we can explore Alexandria’s complex history in a manner that is respectful for all. Violators of this policy will be asked to leave the premises.

* For groups of 10 or more, visit Freedom House webpage (alexandriava.gov/FreedomHouse)