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Hanover County

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James River Rafting

The only urban setting with Class III and IV rapids


Getting Around - Padding
Visitors Guide - Padding

Richmond Slave Trail

The Richmond Slave Trail is a walking trail that chronicles the history of the trade of enslaved Africans from Africa to Virginia until 1775, and away from Virginia, especially Richmond, to other locations in the Americas until 1865.

It begins at Manchester Docks, a major port in the massive downriver Slave Trade that made Richmond the largest source of enslaved Africans on the east coast of America from 1830 to 1860. The trail then follows a route through the former slave markets of Richmond, beside the Reconciliation Statue commemorating the international triangular slave trade, past Lumpkin's Slave Jail and the Negro Burial Ground to the site of First African Baptist Church, a center of African-American life in pre-Civil War Richmond. For information on tours contact the Elegba Folklore Society.

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Slave Trail Map

Richmond Slave Trail sites are listed below.