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Liberty and Slave trail markers appear in downtown Richmond

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) -

New markers will grace the streets of downtown Richmond, guiding travelers down the Richmond Slave and Liberty trails.

Mayor Dwight Jones joined business and tourism leaders at Main Street Station Friday to unveil the Richmond Liberty Trail, which will be marked by blue logos.

The Slave Trail Commission also announced the installation of permanent, cast bronze medallions along the Slave Trail path.

The new Liberty Trail is based off of Boston's Freedom Trail and winds past a number of historic attractions on its 6.2 mile path.

See a PDF map of the Liberty and Slave trails

It stretches from the Black History Museum in Jackson Ward to the west past the First Freedom Center in Shockoe and as far south as Brown's Island.

The Slave Trail overlaps a bit on its 2.4 mile path. It stretches from Ancarrow's Landing south of the James River to the east and crosses the Mayo Bridge, past Lumpkin's Jail and up to the First African Baptist Church near 14th and Broad streets.

Volunteer to paint Liberty Trail logos downtown 

Volunteer can also help paint the blue Liberty Trail markers on Richmond's streets Saturday.

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