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Aquia Landing Park

Contact

(540) 658-5019

Address

Aquia Landing Park

2846 Brooke Road

Stafford VA

Description

Open year-round, this popular public beach offers fishing, picnicking, kayaking and two large picnic shelters for rent. Rich in outdoor recreation and steeped in history.

This site was the end of the Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac Railroad line, making it an important transportation point between Washington, DC. and Richmond, Virginia. It was the first place to see naval fire during the Civil War, making it a featured stop on the Civil War Trails. Aquia Landing is also an important stop on the Underground Railroad Network to Freedom. Henry "Box" Brown, Ellen & William Craft, and John Washington were among the 10,000 enslaved people who traveled through Aquia Landing on their escape route to freedom.

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