Home to Roanoke, the “Star City of the South” and Virginia’s oldest covered bridge, these mountains and valleys are primed for endless exploration.

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.

Virginia Mountains Influencers

Check out the under-told stories of these historic figures.

Oscar Micheaux

"Your self-image image is so powerful it unwittingly becomes your destiny.”

Oliver Hill

"Gentlemen, face the dawn and not the setting sun. A new day is being born.”

Black History Attractions

Black-Owned Restaurants

Country Barn Restaurant

  • 6659 6 Mile Post Road

Country Barn Restaurant is a family owned restaurant with delicious home cooking just like grandma use to make. Hours:  (May…