Allendale Plantation from Slavery to Civil Rights
The brig took about 7 to 10 days to make the journey down the James River passing into Chesapeake Bay stopping at Norfolk, Virginia and then to the Atlantic Ocean into the Gulf of Mexico up the mouth of the Mississippi River to port in New Orleans. Hundreds of similar brigs brought slaves from the Chesapeake region to the Deep South in the antebellum period.
Julia Rose, Director
Tommy McMorris, Director of Visitor Services