The Pocahontas Island Black History Museum, located on the historic Pocahontas Island in Petersburg, Virginia and a stone’s throw from the Appomattox River, was once a stop on the Underground Railroad. It is home to a treasure trove of artifacts and other historical items of interest that showcases over 200 years of Black history. Established in 2003 by Mr. Richard Stewart, a Black History and Civil War expert, Mr. Stewart delights in taking museum visitors on an oral journey of Black history in Petersburg, Virginia. The museum is a labor of love for him and he is passionate about preserving the history of the island for current and future generations.

Bus groups, schools, tourists and lovers of history are encouraged to visit to experience the museum’s unique display of historical artifacts.


224 Witten Street
Petersburg, Virginia 23803

Museum Founder – Mr. Richard Stewart

Main Line – 804-861-8889

Cell – 804-426-5306

Email – info@pocahontasislandmuseum.com

Please Call Ahead for Appointments as Hours May Vary

Absolutely No Photographic or Recording Devices Allowed