The Southeast

 Florida

1. Kingsley Plantation, Jacksonville

-Oldest plantation in Florida includes planter's houses, tabby slave quarters and scenic vistas of Ft. George River and coastal wetlands.

Address: 11676 Palmetto Avenue Jacksonville, FL 32226

Phone Number: 904-251-3537

Website: www.visitjacksonville.com


2. Black Archives History and Research Foundation, Miami

-The Black Archives was incorporated in 1977 as a black photographic archives. It was intended for school children and founded by Dorothy Jenkins Fields, a public school librarian and reading teacher.

Address: 5400 NW 22nd Ave # 101 Miami, FL 33142-3009

Phone Number: 305-636-2390

Website: www.theblackarchives.org

 

3. Castillo de San Marcos National Monument, St. Augustine

-A bastion of the largest empire ever created, the Castillo was built to protect and defend Spain’s claims in the New World.

Address: 1 South Castillo Drive St. Augustine, Florida 32084

Phone Number: 904-829-6506

Website: www.nps.gov

 

Georgia

4. APEX Museum, Atlanta

- In 1978, Dan Moore, Sr., noted filmmaker and visionary, attended a banquet honoring Dr. Benjamin E. Mays. As Moore witnessed the long overdue commemoration of Dr. May’s accomplishments, he was inspired to create an African American museum that would celebrate the achievements of unsung heroes such as Dr. Mays.

Address: 135 Auburn Avenue Northeast Atlanta, GA 30303

Phone Number: 404-523-2739

 

5. Hammonds House, Atlanta

-Established in 1988 as an institution of artistic and cultural magnitude

Address: 503 Peeples Street Southwest Atlanta, GA 30310

Phone Number: 404-612-0500

Website: www.hammondhouse.org

 

6. Herndon Home, Atlanta

-The Herndon Home, or Herndon Mansion as it is called locally, was built for one of the country's wealthiest black men and stands as one of Atlanta's most significant architectural successes.

Address: 587 University Pl NW Atlanta, GA 30314

Phone Number: 404-581-9813

Website: www.herndonhome.org

 

7. Uncle Remus Museum, Eatonton

-July 20, 1879 an undersized thirty-year-old journalist from Atlanta known as Joe Harris began a journey from relative obscurity to interregional fame.

Address: 360 Oak Street Eatonton, GA 31024

Phone Number: 706-485-6856

Website: www.uncleremus.com

 

8. Harriet Tubman Historical and Cultural Museum, Macon

-The mission of the Tubman Museum is to educated people about African American art, history and culture and to promote harmony among all races.

Address: 340 Walnut Street Macon, Georgia 31201

Phone Number: 478-743-8544

Website: www.tubmanmuseum.com

 

9. First African Baptist Church, First Bryan Baptist Church, Savannah

-The First Bryan Baptist Church is an African-American church that was organized by Andrew Bryan in 1788.

Address: 575 West Bryan Street Savannah, GA 31401-2394

Phone Number: 912-232-5526

Website: www.pbs.org

 

10. King-Tisdell Cottage, Savannah

-The King-Tisdell cottage is an African American Heritage Museum named for its African American Owners, Eugene and Sarah King, and Sarah King and Robert Tis-dell

Address: 502 E. Harris Street Savannah, GA 31401

Phone Number: 912-234-8000

Website: kingtisdell.org

 

North Carolina

 

11. Lunch Counter Sit-Ins, North Carolina Agricultural and Technological State University, Greensboro

-It is the largest publicly funded historically black college (HBCU) in the state of North Carolina.

Address: 1601 E Market St Greensboro, NC 27411

Phone Number: 336-334-7500

Website: www.ncat.edu

 

12. Yellow Tavern, Presbyterian Church, Milton

-The Histories of Milton and the Presbyterian Church have been intertwined since 1823.

Address: PO Box 85Milton, NC 27305

Phone Number: 336-234-8980

Website: webpages.charter.net

 

13. Livingstone College, Salisbury

-Livingstone College and Hood Theological Seminary were originally founded as Zion Wesley Institute by a group of A.M.E. Zion ministers for the purpose of training ministers in the Cabarrus County town of Concord, North Carolina in 1879.

Address: 701 West Monroe Street Salisbury, North Carolina 28144

Phone Number: 800-835-3435

Website: www.livingstone.edu

 

14. Charlotte Hawkins Brown Memorial, Sedalia

-Founded in 1902 by Dr. Charlotte Hawkins Brown

Address: P.O. Box B Sedalia, NC 27342

Phone Number: 336-449-4846

Website: www.nchistoricsites.org

 

South Carolina

 

15. Robert Smalls House, Baptist Tabernacle Church, Beaufort

-Civil War hero Robert Smalls gained fame for escaping slavery by piloting a Confederate ship,   that also carried his brother John and their families, past rebel forces at Charleston Harbor and delivering it to Union forces in Beaufort.

Address: 511 Prince St Beaufort, SC 29901

Phone Number: 843-524-3163

Website: www.beaufortsc.org

 

16. Avery Research Center for African-American History and Culture, Charleston

-The Avery Research Center was established to collect, preserve, and make public the unique historical and cultural heritage of African Americans in Charleston and the South Carolina Lowcountry.

Address: 125 Bull Street Charleston, SC 29424-2400

Phone Number: 843-953-7609

Website: avery.cofc.edu

 

17. Denmark Vesey House, Charleston

-In 1821, Denmark Vesey’s home was the meeting place to organize what is considered the most extensive black insurrection in American history, involving thousands of free and enslaved blacks in the Charleston area.

Address: 56 Bull Street, Charleston, SC 29424

Phone Number: 843-953-7609

Website: discoverblackheritage.com

 

18. Old Slave Mart Museum, Charleston

- The Old Slave Mart Museum recounts the story of Charleston's role in this inter-state slave trade by focusing on the history of this particular building and site and the slave sales that occurred here.

Address: 6 Chalmers Street Charleston, SC 29401

Phone Number: 843-958-6467

Website: www.charleston-sc.gov

 

19. Mann-Simons Cottage, Columbia

-Former slaves from Charleston, Celia Mann a midwife, and Ben Delane a boatman, became the first generation of family members to live on the property and laid a social and material foundation that allowed successive generations to pursue a variety of business and social undertakings.

Address: 1403 Richland Street Columbia, SC 29201

Phone Number: 803-252-7742

Website: www.historiccolumbia.org


20. Penn School, Frogmore

-Was founded in 1862 – about six months before the Emancipation Proclamation was issued, and about three years before the Civil War ended.

Address: P.O. Box 126, St. Helena Island, South Carolina 29920

Phone Number: 843-838-2432

Website: www.penncenter.com

 

21. Prince George Winyah Church, Georgetown

-The Parish of Prince George, Winyah, was formed in 1721 from St. James, Santee, Parish. It was named for Prince George who became George II of England.

Address: 300 Broad Street Georgetown, South Carolina 29442

Phone Number: 843-546-4358

Website: www.pgwinyah.org

 

Virginia

 

22. Prestwould Plantation, Clarksville

-The family house of Sir Peyton Skipwith. Built as the end of the 18th century in a post revolution ary Georgian style, Prestwould.

Address: P.O. Box 872 Clarksville, Virginia 23927

Phone Number: 434-374-8672

Website: www.scalamandre.com

 

23. Jamestown Settlement, Jamestown

-In 1607, 13 years before the Pilgrims landed in Massachusetts, a group of 104 English men and boys began a settlement on the banks of Virginia's James River. 

Address: P.O. Box 1607, Williamsburg, Virginia 23187-1607

Phone Number: 757-253-4838

Website: www.historyisfun.org


24. National Battlefield Park, Petersburg

-Between May and mid-June of 1864 the Union army, under General Ulysses S. Grant, and the Confederate army, under General Robert E. Lee, engaged in a series of hard-fought battles in what is now called the Overland Campaign.

Address: 5001 Siege Road Petersburg, Virginia 23803

Phone Number: 804-732-3531

Website: www.nps.gov

 

25. Jackson Ward, Maggie Walker House, Sixth Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Richmond

-Sixth Mount Zion enjoys a heritage of dynamic fellowship and extraordinary leadership that dates to 1867, when the renowned Reverend John Jasper founded the church.

Address: 14 West Duval Street Richmond, VA 23220-3226

Phone Number: 804-643-6303

Website: www.smzbc.org

 

26. Colonial Restoration, Williamsburg

-The restoration of Williamsburg is a mammoth undertaking that began in 1927 and continues today.

Address: P. O. Box 1776 Williamsburg, VA 23187-1776

Phone Number: 757-229-1000

Website: www.history.org

 

West Virginia

 

27. National Historic Park, Harpers Ferry

-A visit to this quaint, historic community, at the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers, is like stepping into the past.

Address: P.O. Box 65 Harpers Ferry , WV 25425

Phone Number: 304-535-6029

Website: www.nps.gov

 

28. John Henry Park, Talcott

-The John Henry legend was born here in Talcott, during the digging of the Great Bend Tunnel.

Address: 5088 Washington Street, West Charleston WV 25313

Phone Number: 304-776-7473

Website: summers.ext.wvu.edu