• The Douglas School Museum

    The Douglas School was the heart and center of the African American community of Winchester and the surrounding areas during the days of segregation. Douglas operated as a school for Black students from 1927 to 1966 when schools integrated in Winchester. The school was renovated and expanded in 2021 to house the Winchester Public Schools central office, community space, and museum honoring the history of Douglas. We invite you to visit the Douglas School Museum and engage with the unique history and important context of this building in Winchester. 


    The Douglas School       

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    The Douglas School is located at 598 N. Kent Street in Winchester, Virginia. The Douglas School Museum is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Museum is closed when Winchester Public Schools administrative offices are closed, including Fridays during the summer. Please check the WPS calendar before visiting. 

    You can stop by during open hours or schedule an appointment in advance by calling 540-667-4253. Evening and weekend visits can be accommodated with advance notice.    

     Enjoy these digital resources to enhance your in-person visit or to visit us from home.

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