About the Slave Quarters
The stone slave quarters building is located in Arcola, near Dulles Airport, one of the fastest growing areas of the county. The historic structure is being donated to the county by the developer, Hazout S.A. The Friends of the Slave Quarters group hopes to restore the building and to help develop interpretive programs to reach out to local schools and to the heritage tourism industry.
The site should provide a focus for those interested in African-American history.
The slave quarters site will tap into interest already stimulated by ongoing research into slave life at nearby properties such as Oatlands Plantation (run by the National Trust for Historic Preservation) and Sully Plantation (run by Fairfax County).
Neither Sully nor Oatlands, however, has a slave dwelling still standing, so this building also represents an important resource for regional research on architectural styles. The site will be a unique addition to the county’s park properties, and will help to fill in some of the gaps in Loudoun’s rich and varied history.
For more information, call 703-777-0343. For information about the Friends of the Slave Quarters
, including how you can help, email
or write: Friends of the Slave Quarters, P.O. Box 1251, Leesburg, VA 20177.