Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History

Lucy Craft Laney (1854-1933), was born as a free person of color and became one of the state’s most influential educators. She started the first kindergarten and nurses' training class for blacks in Augusta and founded the Haines Institute, which educated thousands of black students. 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 and by educating and exposing children and adults of Augusta, the State of Georgia and beyond to the arts, history, literature and leadership through exhibits and programs. Hours of Operation: By appointment only on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday at 10:30am and 2:30pm. Please call to schedule your tour in advance. The maximum number of visitors per tour is four (4). Mandatory safety requirements for admission to the museum: Temperature checks – will be taken prior to entering the building for tours. Masks – All employees and visitors are required to wear a mask during tours. Physical Distancing – Maintain social distancing according to CDC guidelines of 6 feet. Floor markers are spaced to help you practice social distancing. Sanitizing to reduce spread – Hand Sanitizing station will be available in the museum and administration office.

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: 10 AM - 4 PM

Business Continuity
Hours of Operation
  • Tuesday Opening Time: 9 AM
  • Tuesday Closing Time: 5 PM
  • Wednesday Opening Time: 9 AM
  • Wednesday Closing Time: 5 PM
  • Thursday Opening Time: 9 AM
  • Thursday Closing Time: 5 PM
  • Friday Opening Time: 9 AM
  • Friday Closing Time: 5 PM
  • Saturday Opening Time: 10 AM
  • Saturday Closing Time: 4 PM
  • Reduced Occupancy/Occupancy Limits:
  • Social Distance Markings/Signage:
  • Hand Wash/Sanitizer Stations:
Personal Protection
  • Masks Required-Staff:
  • Masks Required-Guest:
  • Health Screening Required-Guest:
Facility Info
Meeting Rooms
  • Description The Conference Room is not available for rental until further notice due to COVID-19 Safety precautions.
  • Largest Room 1700
  • Reception Capacity 100
  • Theatre Capacity 100
  • Banquet Capacity 100
  • Number of Rooms 1
  • Classroom Capacity 70
Conference Room
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 1700
  • Width: 36
  • Length: 45
  • Theater Capacity: 100
  • Classroom Capacity: 70
  • Banquet Capacity: 100
  • Reception Capacity: 100