Take the Audio Tour!

The Roanoke Canal, Roanoke River, and Historic Halifax were all part of the Underground Railroad’s complex transportation network.  At these locations, you will find a sign that allows you to play narration for the story point along the tour.  Click here to learn more.

What is the Underground Railroad?

URR was an informal network of trails, rivers, safe houses, and sympathetic men and women (black and white) who helped enslaved people gain freedom in Southern communities or by traveling to the North (and Canada).

How do we know about the URR in Halifax County?

Evidence—newspaper ads—Halifax County Convention & Visitors Bureau funded research to catalogue all these ads related to the county.