Tour the Richmond Slave Trail

Walk the Richmond Slave TrailJoin the James River Park System and the Friends of the James River Park for a walk on the Richmond Slave Trail.

When: Saturday, February 12 & 26, 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Where: Meet at Ancarrow’s Landing Park (Manchester Docks) (map)

What: Commemorate Black History Month by walking the route trod by enslaved Americans in the first 1/2  of the 19th century. Look for the many signs of slave labor still visible in Richmond. The walk is 2 miles one way, but can be shortened if group prefers to drive parts. Meet at Ancarrow’s Landing Park (Manchester Docks) located at the end of Maury Street 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. (or 4 p.m.). $5/person.

Sponsors: James River Park System (Richmond Recreation, Parks & Community Facilities) and the Friends of the James River Park System (FOJRP) – 646-8911 – www.RichmondGov.com and www.JamesRiverPark.org.

Also: There are great blue heron rookery tours on those dates

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