The Alexander Black House & Cultural Center is open from 10 AM to 4 PM, Tuesday through Saturday, excluding major holidays. Self-guided tours of the home are free, though donations are encouraged. If you are interested in a guided group tour for 10 or more guests, please contact us well in advance of your visit.
What You Will See
• A beautifully restored Queen Anne Victorian home, featuring large porches with comfortable rocking chairs where you can sit and relax
• The restored first floor with a number of unique architectural features original to the home, including: tin ceilings and cornice, original fireplaces, wainscoting, a grand stair case, stained-glass windows and more
• A permanent exhibit on Alexander Black's family and ancestors, highlighting their importance to the establishment and growth of Blacksburg, including original furnishings and other artifacts
• Exhibits on Blacksburg's history, arts, and culture, which change regularly (please check our calendar of events for the latest exhibits)
• The Mina Kairani Klinedinst & Chachra Family Children’s Room, where families can sit and enjoy hands-on activities related to current exhibits
Parking is available along town streets or at the Kent Square parking garage - located directly across from the Alexander Black House - for a modest fee. A limited number of handicapped-accessible parking spots are available behind the museum. The lot can only be accessed from Wall Street, which is one-way, therefore only accessible from Otey Street (see map below). Turn right off Wall Street into our driveway, which runs behind The Thomas Conner House. Parking is at the end of the driveway. Please be sure to park in a spot reserved for the BM&CF.