The Story of Bondage
Walk along the slave trails of Richmond at night guided only by the flicker of torches, just like the African Americans of centuries past. Visit Lumpkins Jail where slaves were held before they were sent to the various auction houses of Richmond. Experience the Negro Burial ground, where unmarked graves are the resting place of many of Richmond’s first citizens. And finally visit the Reconciliation Statue, which depicts two people melded in an embrace and is linked to identical memorials in Liverpool, England and Benin, Africa. All of these destinations and more await you in the Richmond Region.
From Slavery to Freedom
Visits the sites that tell the stories of enslaved Africans who were bought and sold on the river. The Richmond Slave Trail beings on the south side of the James River at Ancarrow’s Landing and ends a little more than three miles later at the First African Baptist Church near Main and 15th streets.