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Alexander Black House & Cultural Center

204 Draper Rd NW, Blacksburg, VA 24060-7408
+1 540-558-0746
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Small but interesting museum house

The staff was very friendly. It doesn't take long to walk through the main floor which is the... read more

Reviewed 23 February 2017
debbie w
Stafford, Virginia
via mobile
Unique Museum

I toured the Black House with a group of women. We were able to hold a meeting in the the large... read more

Reviewed 30 January 2017
Blacksburg, Virginia
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204 Draper Rd NW, Blacksburg, VA 24060-7408
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Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

The staff was very friendly. It doesn't take long to walk through the main floor which is the museum. Some of the artifacts that were on display were really interesting to look at. The museum gives the history of the founding of blacksburg along with...More

Thank debbie w
Reviewed 30 January 2017

I toured the Black House with a group of women. We were able to hold a meeting in the the large space that was available. It has been well preserved and is lovely inside and out. They continue to work on the house and in...More

Thank Blacksburg851
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Stumbled upon this restored, historic home while visiting our daughter at Virginia Tech. The docent was very nice and explained the history behind this home. One furnished room and beautiful detail through the rest of the first floor. Second floor is being prepared for future...More

1  Thank DiAlJo
Reviewed 28 June 2016

This is a newly restored historical house. It belonged to the man who gave the land to create Blacksburg, Virginia. It is a beautiful Victorian home. I enjoy the exhibits of local art. Sometimes a local history lecture is held here. Be sure to visit...More

Thank m0ountaingrandma
Reviewed 1 May 2016

I visited the Alexander Black House in April 2016. The interior wood, floors and fixtures were very pretty representations of the Victorian period. Only one bedroom is furnished; there is one room for children's activities (none during my weekday visit) and what would be the...More

Thank Karen L
Reviewed 28 April 2016

If you are coming to Blacksburg or Virginia Tech for any reason, do yourself a favor and stop at the Alexander Black House. Get a feel for Blacksburg and it's heritage. The presentations are simple but effective. The gift shop is well stocked so, if...More

Thank Broadean
Reviewed 27 April 2016

Saved from demolition, the Alexander Black House was moved from it's original location across the street. It's renovation has been fantastic with lots of attention to detail. Visitors can wander the first floor which has information about the home, it's owners, and Blacksburg. Definitely stop...More

Thank Tim P
Reviewed 14 April 2016

The Alexander Black House isn't huge, but it's well worth a visit. It's restored to period decor (that wallpaper!) and has changing exhibits. When I went there was a fascinating exhibit on the history and regional ties of the banjo. There's also information about Alexander...More

Thank ellenw
Reviewed 13 April 2016

All kinds of wonderful history, art, and music as well as cultural attractions are in Blacksburg and this is one of the best! Be sure to check out the changing displays as well as the Alexander Black room which is a permanent display.

1  Thank julilly
Reviewed 2 February 2016

We visited one evening when there was an art and harp presentation. The home is beautiful; nice to see and support a piece of local Blacksburg history.

1  Thank rgroesbe
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