Just in time for Black History Month, Prince William County invites you to explore the history, arts, culture and contributions of Black Americans along its new African American History Trail.
Featuring 20 sites, including historic parks, churches and communities, the trail in many cases highlights stories that have too often gone untold. 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.
Be sure to scroll to the bottom of the trail’s landing page to find Black History & Heritage events, as well as a list of black-owned businesses.
The trail was developed by the Prince William County Historic Preservation Division, in collaboration with the Office of Tourism and the County Historical Commission. It is meant to serve as an educational tool, along with promoting tourism and inviting residents to more fully explore the rich culture and history within the County.
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.