The Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History has been the cornerstone for the cultural and historical preservation of African American history in Augusta and surrounding region. Explore the local history through museum and trolley tours, special programs, and annual events. Experience the museum’s inspiring art exhibitions that showcase the South’s rich black heritage to locals and visitors through rotating exhibitions all year.

Lucy Craft Laney (1854-1933) was born in Macon, Georgia and grew up to be one of our nation’s greatest educators. She earned her higher education at Atlanta University and began her teaching experience in Macon. She eventually moved to Augusta where she made her greatest contributions in reforming education for African Americans. Lucy Craft Laney’s home was purchased in 1987 and established as a museum in 1991. The Museum promotes the extraordinary legacy of Ms. Laney, as well as the many Black leaders from Augusta who have made significant contributions to our community and the world.

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The Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History

1116 Phillips Street Augusta, GA 30901
(706) 724-3576

Operating Hours

Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday: Closed

*Holiday hours may vary

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