African American Heritage Trail
Spotsylvania County, in an effort to educate the public, inspire local pride, and promote appreciation for the County’s African American contributions to our history, has created an African American Heritage Driving Trail. This trail will not only encourage citizens, but also visitors to explore, learn, appreciate, and preserve the County’s local African American historical resources.
Approximately 41 sites were designated as having historical significance around the County. Of the 41 sites, a site selection committee narrowed down the actual trail stopping points to 11 sites. These 11 sites combine 23 historic African American events, people or places.
We hope that you will take time to not only learn about the African American significance in Spotsylvania County but to also enjoy our beautiful County, by enjoying the serenity of the rural trail route. Be sure to stop at some local shops or restaurants along the trail to complete the experience!
The County was able to put this project together because of a Preserve America Grant from the National Park Service, Department of Interior.
Find a map of the African American Heritage trail here and learn more about the 11 highlighted sites!
Download a brochure here (pdf).