Loudoun Freedom Center - Lansdowne City of Hope

Loudoun Freedom Center - Lansdowne City of Hope

From Pastor Michelle Thomas

The Loudoun Freedom has a historic opportunity to purchase 4.4 acres of the former Lee owned Coton Plantation (Lansdowne) and fully preserve and commemorate our shared heritage & the African American Journey to Freedom.

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The Loudoun Freedom Center needs your help in this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be part of our efforts to purchase property that will become the home of the 1st African American Museum & Research Institution in Loudoun County, the Lansdowne City of Hope. 

We invite individuals, foundations, corporations, and other organizations to join us in this historic endeavor that will impact the future of Loudoun County for generations to come.  

The Loudoun Freedom Center is a federally registered 501c3 non - profit and your charitable gifts are tax deductible.

Your generous donations to the Loudoun Freedom Center will help us  obtain this historic property located in Lansdowne and will be devoted  to building the "Lansdowne City Of Hope". The Lansdowne City of Hope will house:

  • Loudoun Freedom Center Visitor & Research Center
  • Loudoun Freedom Center Museum of History, Culture & Community
  • Community Auditorium and Worship Center
  • STEM Preschool programs
  • Recreation & Wellness Center 

The Loudoun Freedom Center is dedicated to battling injustice and engendering hope through historic preservation. The Lansdowne City of Hope is a public institution open to all, where everyone is welcome to learn more about African American history, culture, and our shared experiences in Loudoun County.

The re-discovery, preservation reclamation of African American Heritage sites by descendant communities in Loudoun County, allows us to deeply explore the African American experience throughout our county.   

“The important African American heritage Sites  that we are blessed to preserve offer a more accurate and verifiable re-telling of ancestral stories which have been forgotten or misrepresented in American history.

Donate online through or Fundly account or By Mail - P.O. Box 307, 19309 Winmeade Drive,  Lansdowne, Va. 20176. 

Thank you for your support, Pastor Michelle C.Thomas, Loudoun Freedom Center, Founder & President

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