The Royal Governor of Virginia wielded great influence over the colony, and to ensure success in the New World they often called upon free and enslaved African-Americans for help - both at the Palace and on missions throughout the colony of Virginia. Hear these important stories and learn about the contributions of free and enslaved African-Americans during your visit to the Palace. Tours every 20-30 minutes.
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African American Contributions at the Governor's Palace
Loquacious Lucy, Queen for a Day
When Lucy, a loquacious enslaved child, learns that her friend has been sold, her father must teach her hard lessons about slavery and instill in her the pride of her ancestors.
Home Educators Private History Walking Tour
Your group's private guide will lead your family through town to learn more about what it was like to live in the 18th century.
The Rebuilding of Charity
Charity, a female inmate at the Public Hospital for Persons of Insane and Disordered Minds, shares her journey from admittance to release.
Art Museums Admission