Gum Springs Museum and Cultural Center

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Gum Springs Museum and Cultural Center


Gum Springs is the oldest African American Community in Fairfax County, formally established in 1833. West Ford, a former slave, founded the community after being freed. The Gum Springs Historical Society and Museum was established to preserve and disseminate the history of the Gum Springs Community. Many activities, including exhibits and lecturers at the Gum Springs Museum celebrate the triumph of this historic black community

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8100 Fordson Road Alexandria, VA 22306


“Gum Springs Museum and Cultural Center,” Fairfax County African American History Inventory, accessed March 1, 2024,