The AfroVirginia Map is currently undergoing scheduled maintenance and updates.

But since you’re here, be sure to explore the Virginia Black History Trail and the growing list of Black heritage sites on the Virginia Landmarks Register and National Register of Historic Places.

About the AfroVirginia Map

Formerly the African American Historic Sites Database, the AfroVirginia Map is a public, digital home for Virginia’s Black heritage sites and places.

Knowing you must map it to protect it, the AfroVirginia Map offers an easy and accessible way to identify, share, and explore the local Black cultural landmarks and landscapes that matter most to you — especially lesser-known places in need of greater support or not yet listed on local, state, or national historic site registers. 

This collaborative effort began over 20 years ago as a local grant-making, marketing, and heritage trail planning initiative spearheaded by Virginia Humanities, in partnership with the Virginia Tourism Corporation.

Now maintained by the Virginia African American Cultural Resources Task Force, the AfroVirginia mapping project is grateful for past funding support from the American Evolution 2019 Commemoration, Richard S. Reynolds Foundation, UVA Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American & African Studies, and TowneBank.