The water runs through it and along the water a culture was born. Make sure to visit Cufferytown, a historic community founded in the 1700s by free Black people.

Welcome to Virginia’s Black Heritage Trail. A partnership with the Virginia Department of Historical Resources, the Trail will guide you through many of the historical markers and cultural sites that make up the foundation of Virginia’s history.

Black History Attractions


  • 4037 Menokin Road

Menokin was the home of Francis Lightfoot Lee, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, and his wife, Rebecca Tayloe Lee. At…

Robert Russa Moton Home: Holly Knoll

  • 6498 Allmondsville Road

Holly Knoll is the historic home of Dr. Robert Russa Moton in Gloucester, Virginia.  The home was used after Dr. Moton…