A guided tour of a historic route in Chattanooga
If you’re searching for an educational, first-hand look at one of the most poignant pieces of our nation’s past, then you should head out to the Brown’s Ferry Federal Road Trail in the Moccasin Bend National Archaeological District.
This Saturday starting at 2 p.m., you can join in on a roughly 90 minute, 1.2 mile walking tour which will journey through specific roads and places that were used during the antebellum slave trade in Chattanooga between 1800 and 1860. A park ranger will lead the tour and explain the ins and outs of the walk.
In the years that the antebellum slave trade existed, Chattanooga played an integral role in its development and sustainment. The domestic slave trade brought in millions of dollars for those involved: owners, bankers, and traders.
It took a long time to rebuild from this dark part of the South’s past, but by continuing to provide educational experiences like this, the events of the past can recede further and further in the rearview mirror. Take a walk through time, down roads and railways, and discover more about Chattanooga’s history.
To learn more about the tour and other events held by Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, visit the park’s website at nps.gov/chch.