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Begin your exploration of the Trail to Freedom with the John Washington Walking Tour, which starts in the City of Fredericksburg.  Then proceed by vehicle to The Crossing exhibit, which includes stops on both sides of the Rappahannock River, and continues in Stafford County.  Below are links to the trail maps, followed by a list of related trail sites.  (NOTE: The locations with official Trail to Freedom signs are marked with an asterisk.) Maps are large files, and may take a moment to download.  For more details about individual trail stops and points of interest, please visit the Trail Description page.

John Washington Walking Tour (City of Fredericksburg)

  1. Farmer's Bank
  2. Slave Auction Block
  3. Old Town Hall
  4. Shakespeare House Hotel
  5. African Baptist Church (Shiloh Old Site)
  6. Corner of Hanover and Princess Anne Streets
  7. 409 Hanover Street
  8. Old Mill Park:  The Crossing I - Bound for Freedom* (Begin Driving Tour Here)

Trail to Freedom Driving Tour (Stafford County)

  1. Old Mill Park: The Crossing I - Bound for Freedom*
  2. Historic Port of Falmouth Park: The Crossing II - Freedom Began Here*
  3. Moncure Conway HouseDrivingTour_ScreenShot.jpg
  4. Falmouth Union Church
  5. Chatham Manor (NPS Site)
  6. Falmouth Depot Site
  7. Leeland Station
  8. Potomac Creek Bridge
  9. Brooke Station
  10. Aquia Landing
*Locations of official Trail to Freedom markers.

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