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Pocahontas Island Black History Museum

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what a treasure

the gentleman who owns this house is full of information. it was so fascinating to spend time with... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2015
sylvie b
London, United Kingdom

The stuff in here is amazing. History with a man to tell you everything about it. He sits on the... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2018
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Aug 27, 2018
Jul 18, 2016
“A glorious shock from our past!!!!!!”
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Reviewed 27 August 2018

The stuff in here is amazing. History with a man to tell you everything about it. He sits on the porch..enticing you to come in and have a chat ...take my advice ...do it ..you will not be sorry.!

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank klutchchris
Reviewed 19 July 2016

OMG...Where do I begin. I love to drive around and go off the beaten path. My sister asked me to take her around so I did. The Pocahontas Island is where we went. I grew up around the out skirts of this island, never knew...More

Date of experience: July 2016
5  Thank ar0312
Reviewed 29 February 2016

Great African American History Museum. Mr. Stewart has really put together great exhibits to tell the story of How Free African American Slaves lived here in the city. From the marches to the library demonstrations and the Visit of Dr, King this is a must...More

Date of experience: February 2016
4  Thank John J
Reviewed 10 January 2016

This is an important part of American culture and I would have thought it would be better laid out by the city of Petersburg, VA. It is right next to the downtown area and definitely is worth visiting, but the museum looks like it is...More

Date of experience: January 2016
5  Thank JSowell879
Reviewed 16 December 2015

You have to call before visiting. We called three times no answer. We drive over to this community(museum); it's located inside the oldest black community. After seeing this two-story home/museum that looks like someone lives there we decided not to pursue visiting the inside. The...More

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank TFain1
Reviewed 4 October 2015

My husband and I really enjoyed our visit to the Pocahontas Island Black History Museum. It is well worth visiting. The gentleman who owns the museum has a treasure of information, pictures, and artifacts. I do plan to visit again and take other family members...More

Date of experience: September 2015
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Reviewed 18 September 2015

the gentleman who owns this house is full of information. it was so fascinating to spend time with him. make a point to go while he is still around!

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank sylvie b
Reviewed 13 September 2015 via mobile

I really enjoyed going to Pocahontas Island! Discovered so much history right here in Petersburg! Seeing the oldest building in the area to seeing an underground railroad land mark! I will return with friends/family!

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank Erika E
Reviewed 12 October 2014

Museum is interesting, owner is a great source of information. My tour buddies enjoyed the time spent here but wanted to learn more about community history

Date of experience: July 2014
2  Thank Anna S
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