Details

  • 17 signs with English language descriptions along the way

  • Markers along sidewalks to let you know you are going the right direction, signage along the way

  • If touring by yourself, consider parking at Manchester Docks and taking a Lyft/Uber back to the Docks from the end of the trail near Main Street Station to avoid having to retrace your steps back to Manchester Docks.

  • If touring with others, consider taking two cars and dropping one car at the end of the trail at Main Street Station so you can drive back to Manchester Docks once the walk is completed.

Suggested narration & listening

Audio by Rev Ben Campbell

Rev Ben Campbell, pastoral associate at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, pastor emeritus at Richmond Hill, and author of Richmond's Unhealed History. Recorded while working portions of the trail in December 2018.

  • Transitions in Richmond’s economy (stop #8 on map)

 
  • Christopher Newport & the Powhattan at the base of the Mayo Bridge (recommended listening while crossing the May Bridge)

 
  • Henry Box Brown’s escape from slavery (on the Canal walk, east of 15th street)

 
  • James River & Kanawha Canal (Stop #11 on map)

 
 
  • Reconciliation Statue (Stop #13 on map)

 
  • Lumpkin’s Slave Jail (Stop #15 on map. Northwest of Main Street Station, entrance by East Franklin and 15th)