The Prince William County Historic Preservation Division, in collaboration with the Office of Tourism and the County Historical Commission, established the African American History Trail. The trail highlights 20 sites throughout the County, focused on African American history. It is highlighted as one of the County's historic attractions to promote tourism and serve as an educational tool.
The 20 sites include local parks, historic sites, State Parks, National Parks, local churches and communities, many of which have never had their story told. There are 19 locations spread across the County, with one site in the City of Manassas, where people can pick up the newly developed City of Manassas African American History Trail.
Future plans include increasing the number of sites on the trail, adding an audio tour and perhaps interpretive signage at each location. The Historic Preservation Division is working with Prince William County Schools to identify ways to introduce the trail in classes and camps focused on African American history.
Visit www.pwcblackhistorytrail.com to learn more.