Facility Rental

Host your event at Virginia’s civil rights National Historic Landmark.

Moton is available to rent for private, public and non-profit functions. Our historic, fully restored, multi-purpose auditorium can accommodate up to 150 theatre style, and 120 banquet style.  Audio/Visual set-up can also be included with your choice of a speaker’s podium with microphone, presentation screen, and/or stage panel set-up with up to four microphones.


For more information on facility rentals, call (434) 315-8775 x 6  or  email sherre[dot]atkins[at]motonmuseum[dot]org.

Moton Museum Facilities Available for Rental 

  • Moton Museum Auditorium
    Maximum Capacity: Banquet Style Seating-120
    Maximum Capacity: Auditorium Style Seating-150


  • Tarpaper Shack Office
    Maximum Capacity: 20


  • Tarpaper Shack Pavilion Area (interior space that converts to exterior)
    Maximum Capacity Interior: 40
    Maximum Capacity Exterior: 50-75


Cost of Facility Rental 

  • $25.00 per hour: Non-profit organizations (include churches, public schools, public charities, public clinics and hospitals, political organizations, legal aid societies, volunteer services organizations, labor unions, professional associations, research institutes, museums, and some governmental agencies).


  • $50.00 per hour: All other Renters.


  • You will receive a Sales Invoice upon completion and approval of all forms.Reservation requests must be submitted a minimum of four weeks prior to the intended date of your event. ALL reservation requests remain tentative until you receive a confirmation from Guest Services.