Black 历史 in Prince George's County
African Americans have played a significant role in the history of Prince George’s County that are illustrated in numerous historical sites, 学校, 和结算, 如 St. Paul’s (Free Hope Baptist) Church, Blacksox公园亚伯拉罕·霍尔， St. Mary’s Beneficial Society Hall, 尼波山教堂, the Charles Duckett Log Cabin, 多尔西教堂, the Northampton Slave Quarter Site and Archaeological Park, Belair大厦, Darnall’s Chance House Museum, Elizabeth Keckly Burial Site，和 Marietta House Museum.
Free black families living in the county prior to the Civil War were not able to acquire titles to land until the 1870’s or later. However, over decades and multiple generations, black families began to prosper.
300多年来, African Americans have raised families and built communities that have been vital to the growth and development of Prince George’s County and its history. Men and women have established neighborhoods, established businesses, infused the cultural landscape through arts and technology, 建造结构, which have survived through years of change.
The African-American 遗产 Sites Guide is available for you to take a visual journey to African American historical sites and buildings through guided tours (specific locations) or self-guided tours. Black history is America's history all year long.
Experience special activities, programs, and events held at our Historic sites.
历史, 遗产 and the Underground Railroad
Maryland is recognized as one of the most powerful destinations for authentic Underground Railroad history as it commemorates all those involved in the Underground Railroad, including Maryland's courageous Harriet Tubman, the brilliant Frederick Douglass, and thousands of freedom seekers. Maryland is truly unique in the number of places that tell inspiring stories of the heroic men, women and children who fought for freedom from slavery along the Underground Railroad.
In Prince George’s County, we invite you to learn about their heroic past, which is more interesting when you experience it firsthand. The following museums offer tours and excursions, which offer virtual tours at this time.
12207 Tulip Grove Drive
鲍伊, MD 20715
For more than 100 years, the Ogle and Tasker families living at Belair大厦 struggled to keep their enslaved people from running away. *当开放, the featured exhibit “African-American Slaves at Belair,” tells the stories of resistance and flight.
14800 Governor Oden 鲍伊 Drive
上层万宝路, MD 20772
Darnall’s Chance was built in 1742 for James Wardrop and served as the home of many prominent tobacco merchants. The site depended on the labor of enslaved African Americans. Eight individuals attempted to gain their freedom by escaping from here in the 19th century.
National Harmony Memorial Park
Largo, MD 20792
夫人. Keckly worked on behalf of the newly emancipated enslaved people that sought refuge in the nation’s capital. Keckly raised funds and organized the Contraband Relief Association at Union Bethel AME Church.
Glenn Dale, MD 20769
Marietta House is the federal-style home of Supreme Court Justice Gabriel Duvall, who wrote the Supreme Court opinion that slaves could testify in court. However Duvall also owned slaves. Between 1814 and 1859, three enslaved people fled Marietta House. The historic house museum interprets 19th century living.
10915 Water Port Court
鲍伊, MD 20721
Numerous enslaved people escaped from Northampton plantation, owned by the Sprigg family from 1800 to 1836. Rebuilt foundations of two slave quarters and interpretive signs detail the lives of enslaved people who lived here. The park is self-guided.