Before Juneteenth and the Emancipation Proclamation, thousands of formerly enslaved men, women, and children gained freedom and sanctuary by escaping to Union camps in the South after Shepard Mallory, Frank Baker, and James Townsend secured their liberty at Fort Monroe. Learn about one of those men, Americus Weston, and his journey to freedom in this performance developed to commemorate Juneteenth.
A Taste of Freedom For Home Educators
Nation Builders Discuss the Rights of Women
Join two Nation Builders to discuss how they viewed and debated the rights of women.
Art Museums Admission
Capitol Activity Stations for Home Educators
Enhance your visit with our educational activity stations. Learn about the founding principles of our government and your rights and responsibilities.
Organ Recital - Cheryl Van Ornam
Experience a candlelit recital by organist Cheryl Van Ornam from First Baptist Church in Richmond, Virginia, in this 18th-century worship space.
Open to the Public