Museum Hours of Operation
Tuesday-Friday: 9 am to 5 pm
Saturday: 10 am to 4 pm
Sunday: open for special events and by request
Museum Tour Times
9:30 am, 10:30 am, 11:30 am
1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, 3:00 pm,
10:30 am, 11:30 am
1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, 3:00 pm
Fees: Adults $5 Seniors $3 Children $2
Group tours with 20 people or more must be booked in advance. Call 706.724.3576.
Save the Date: 10th Annual Heritage Gala
February 6, 2016
Stitching the Stories: Annual Quilt Exhibition
October - December, 2015
Senior Luncheon with Mrs. Anne Rouse and Ms. Gladys Pope
October 14, 2015
11:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Revitalization of the Southern Garden
October 17, 2015
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Augusta and the Civil War Symposium Series 1865: “Emancipation”
November 5 - 7, 2015
Senior Luncheon with Karen Gordon
November 11, 2015
11:30 pm - 1:00 pm
December 5, 2015
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Senior Luncheon: Augusta Chorale Christmas Performance
December 9, 2015
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Keep up with the latest museum happenings...
Great Moments in Black History: Colonel Frederick D. Gregory becomes first black to pilot a space shuttle
Colonel Frederick D. Gregory became the first black to pilot a space shuttle when he led the Challenger on a seven-day mission in 1985. As an astronaut he has spent more than 455 hours in outer space, and he commanded three major space missions from 1985 to 1991. Colonel Gregory was a decorated helicopter pilot during the Vietnam War and a jet test pilot prior to working with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). From 2002 to 2005, Gregory held the second highest administration position, deputy administrator, with NASA... Read More
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Augusta Black Heritage
Every Friday 10am - 12noon
$15 per person
Price includes museum admission.
The Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History Trolley Tour is a one-hour experience that takes patrons to over 25 significant historic sites related to Augusta’s Black history.
Conventions, family reunions and special event tours welcome.
*24-hour advance reservations required.
The Lucy Craft Laney Museum is the only African American Museum in the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA, Augusta and its Surrounding Areas). The museum, which opened in 1991, is a small house museum that was the former home of Miss Lucy Craft Laney.
The museum is located in the Historic Laney-Walker District, near the original site of the Haines Normal and Industrial Institute. The mission of the Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History is to promote the legacy of Ms. Lucy Craft Laney through arts and history. We accomplish this awesome task by educating and exposing children and adults of the CSRA, the State and beyond to the arts, history, literature and leadership through exhibits and programs.
The Preservation of a Legacy
Ms. Laney dedicated her life to providing educational opportunities for Black youth in the Augusta area. Ms. Laney was the founder of the Haines Normal and Industrial Institute which was located on the present site of the Lucy Laney Comprehensive High School. She started the first kindergarten for Black children in Augusta and founded the Lamar School of Nursing for Black women.
The Lucy Laney High School, Laney Walker Boulevard (formerly Gwinnett Street) and the Laney Walker North Historic District have all been named in Ms. Laney's honor. Now through the restoration of her home by Delta House, Inc., another important cultural institution has been dedicated in her memory. The museum is open to all.
The mission of the Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History is to promote the legacy