You See a River.

They Saw Hope.

What is the Trail to Freedom?

Experience the
Trail to Freedom

Located halfway between Richmond, Virginia and Washington, DC, The Trail to Freedom retraces the routes of these freedom-seeking men, women, and children through the City of Fredericksburg, Virginia and the County of Stafford, Virginia.

Where to Start

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 Driving Tour, which includes stops on both sides of the Rappahannock River, and continues in Stafford County.