collage of mountain vistasLink to McGuireWoods: Opening Doors for Virginians with            



Regional Map

Help Open Doors

Donation button Donation buttonYour donations improve the independence of persons with disabilities by providing outstanding access information.



Site Search

search engine by freefind

advanced search


Facebook logo and linkBecome a fan of Accessible Virginia.


1 Market Square SE, Second Floor, Roanoke, Virginia 24011

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:  The Harrison Museum of African American Culture promotes, showcases, and celebrates the art and history of African Americans for Roanoke Valley citizens and visitors. Our purpose is to cultivate awareness and appreciation of the significant contributions of people of African descent.

Memorabilia, photographs, and objects relating to the African-American experience in the Roanoke Valley form an extensive portion of the Harrison Museum Permanent Collection. Oral stories and recollections as told by elders highlight the culture and significance of the valley’s black communities.

The museum owns an impressive  collection of African masks, bronze sculptures, paintings, furniture, jewelry and textiles from Kenya, Nigeria, Mozambique, Liberia, Rwanda, Zaire and South Africa.

PARKING:  10 designated accessible parking spaces.  Located in adjoining parking garage.  Parking space 10 ft. wide.  Accessible aisle 6 ft. wide.  Nearby ramps well marked.

TYPES OF PATHS TO OR AROUND ATTRACTION:  Carpet over cement.  Walkways  accessible to persons with mobility disabilities.

ENTRANCE:  1st floor remote access door opener.

PUBLIC REST ROOMS:  Turns to enter.  Accessible stalls.  Handrails.  19  in. toilet seat height.  Accessible stall checked regularly for obstructions.  Wrist blade faucets.  Lowered towel racks and accessories.  Rest rooms are identified by a raised figure with pants or skirt on door to designate men or women.

ELEVATOR:  Serves all levels.   Buttons in braille, recessed, raised.   Audible floor change signal.

For guests with visual disabilities, there are signs in large print, with contrasting background, printed on a non-glossy surface. 

GIFT SHOP:  Aisles 26 in. wide.  Counters 38 in. high.  Aisles clear of temporary displays. Features books, cards, art, games, puzzles, jewelry, accessories, gift wrap, and African carvings, statues, and gift items.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  Admission fee.  Open Tues-Sat 10-5, Sun 1-5. Closed Mon.


<<back to Roanoke


Home | Regions | Virginia Weather & Maps | Resources |        Outdoor Recreation | About Us | Contact Us | Accessibility Links