Alexander Black House

Alexander Black House

A magnificent Queen Anne Victorian, the Alexander Black House and Cultural Center stands on Draper Road in the heart of downtown Blacksburg’s historic district, a pitch-perfect location for preserving and sharing the town’s rich past. 

Now open and fully restored, the house serves as a community center offering thought-provoking art and history exhibitions, a variety of engaging community programs, special accommodations for meetings and special events and elegant gardens. 

Visitors to the Black House won’t just learn about Blacksburg’s history, they’ll live it—with style. 

Did You Know?

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