On your visit to the Capitol, discover how enslaved African Americans fought to obtain their freedom by petitioning the Virginia courts and legislature. Learn also how slave code affected African Americans, both enslaved and free, and how criminal trials for the enslaved differed from those for free people. Tours every 20-30 minutes.
Dates & Times
Slavery and the Law
All Things are Possible
Robert Carter III discusses his inner struggles and new-found faith that will lead him to an extraordinary decision and an equally remarkable action.
Women and the Law tours
Uncover the stories of women who engaged with the highest levels of colonial law and government as not only victims but active participants - even criminals. Tours every 15-20 min.
She Had on When She Went Away
Explore the material culture and lives of self-liberated Black women in the 18th century and the society they inhabited.
Art Museums Admission