Sandy Spring Slave Museum & African Art Gallery

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** Tours By Appointment ** Please visit us for special programs held throughout the year. **

FAQ: We try to anticipate questions you might have and provide the answers here. If you need additional information e-mail to

When may I make an appointment? Send us an e-mail with a few suggested dates/times. We will then attempt to secure a volunteer to open the space up for you.

How far ahead should I book a tour? Please make an appointment well in advance (at least 2 weeks ahead of time) to avoid disappointment. That said, do contact us and we will try to accommodate you.

Is there an admission fee?Yes. As a small private, nonprofit entity, we don't receive federal, State or County funding to operate. We charge a modest $5 flat fee for all visitors age 5 and up.

How may I pay the admission fee?We accept cash and checks made payable to "SSSM" at the time of the visit. We do not accept credit cards at this time..

Are you open National Holidays?We are closed National Holidays.

Is your facility available for private events?Yes. Our culturally-significant space has served as a wonderful venue for receptions, small weddings, memorial services, family reunions, lectures and book signings.

Are you open on weekends for self-guided viewing?We are generally open Saturday & Sunday afternoons from 2pm until 4pm for self-guided viewing. However, it is always good to confirm in advance.

How do I know if you're open during inclement weather?We follow Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) for weather-related closings. You may also e-mail us OR check out our website to confirm availability.


We are conveniently located across the street from the Ross Boddy Community Center. Additional car & bus parking is also available here.