a lush green yard outside of wood and brick slave quarters, under the shade of a large black walnut tree

Juneteenth at Stagville


Join us for Stagville's 17th annual Juneteenth program!

Commemorate Juneteenth by visiting Historic Stagville, a site where hundreds of enslaved people were emancipated in 1865. June 17, 2023 will be Stagville's annual Juneteenth event, honoring the local history of emancipation. Visit on Saturday, June 17th, to learn from talks and guided tours about emancipation; explore a pop-up display about freedom seekers at Stagville; and explore prompts for reflection and remembrance at Horton Grove. Stories of love, loss, freedom, family, and resistance will illuminate the complex history of the transition to freedom in 1865.

Stagville was once part of a vast plantation with over 900 people enslaved. Today, Stagville is a state historic site dedicating to sharing the stories of the enslaved people of African descent who lived, labored and resisted here.