Richmond's Canal Walk chronicles nearly 400 years of Richmond's history. Exhibits and signage mark this 1.25 mile trail through history. The Canal itself has been restored and features charter cruises. Several of the exhibits along the Canal Walk chronicle the involvement of African Americans in the building and operation of the Canal as well as in the Civil War.
Richmond's Canal Walk is a 1.25 mile paved corridor which circles the restored Harold and James River and Kanawha Canals. The Canal Walk runs alongside the James River and is both a site of natural beauty and an historic resource.
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14th and Dock Streets Richmond, Virginia 23219 Phone: 804-648-6549/804-788-6466 Fax: 804-644-4649
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Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, “Richmond's Canal Walk,” African American Historic Sites Database, accessed May 23, 2018, http://www.aahistoricsitesva.org/items/show/362.