Richmond Slave Trail Trailhead

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Richmond, Virginia

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Architectural Graphics | Architecture

At the start of the Richmond Slave Trail, sited in a grassy field between the James River and the existing parking area, a new trailhead and amphitheater will sit. Ancarrow’s Landing is home to the Manchester Docks, a major port for the international Slave Trade centered in Richmond until 1865. Designed to orient users to the historical and cultural significance of the trail, it is envisioned as an experiential exhibit, gathering point for guided tours, and wayfinding tool for self-guided visitors. Its location, pointing upstream, is meant to reference how a transatlantic slave ship would have docked along the banks of the James River to counteract the current. This project is currently in development.

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