Milford Black Heritage Trail

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Milford Black Heritage Trail

Research work to develop the Milford, New Hampshire Harriet Wilson & The Anti-Slavery Movement Black Heritage Trail began in 2003. This self-guided walking tour of downtown Milford’s Black Heritage Trail ends with a visit to Bicentennial Park, where the Harriet Wilson Memorial stands. The walk covers approximately 3.5 miles and takes a little over two hours to complete. The Milford Black Heritage Trail Self-guided Tour Book includes informative history about the presence of African American’s in Milford, a downtown Milford walking tour of 13 related sites, and 7 additional historic sites in Milford that require driving.

The tour book also includes a stage script adaptation of Harriet Wilson’s novel, Our Nig. Harriet E. Wilson, a native of Milford, wrote the pre-Civil War novel, Our Nig, that is believed to be the first novel by an African American woman to be published in the United States.

Download a printable PDF of the Downtown Milford Map and Site Key to 13 sites

The Milford Trail was modeled after the Portsmouth Black Heritage Trail developed by Valerie Cunningham in 1995.