STILL STANDING-Brownsburg Slave Houses

Save the DateMay 7, 2022

Slave Dwelling Tour

An extraordinary and unique event in Brownsburg.

The Brownsburg Museum in collaboration with The Historic Lexington Foundation is pleased to offer a public tour of historic former slave dwellings still standing on private properties near the Village of Brownsburg. The tour is free, but you must check in at the Brownsburg Museum on May 7, 2022 to receive a tour brochure with a map and other important information about visiting each site.

This is a self-paced, self guided tour. Knowledgeable docents and carefully-researched printed materials will be at each location. Please begin your tour no later than 3:30 p.m. Parking attendants, docents, and food trucks will be on location until 4pm only. You are visiting private properties. The owners and volunteers will appreciate your consideration and understanding that they will close the Tour promptly at 4:00pm.

A forgotten part of the Rockbridge area’s past has been hiding in plain sight in Brownsburg. Museum leaders there are working to preserve and study the old slave quarters still standing in that village. But more than that, the descendants of the people who used to live in those small dwellings and the descendants of those who owned human beings in the valley are uncovering the connections of the past.