Documented Sites

This page contains a complete expanded list of all documented Middle Passage Sites in the Continental United States. Though many of the sites have had ceremonies and now host markers honoring our ancestors, there is still a lot of work to be done. Please refer to the map, key, and table below to see the complete list of documented sites and the current status of each site, including designations by Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Commissioner and UNESCO Sites of Memory

We would like to acknowledge Voyages: The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database at Emory University as our principal source for identifying these locations and thank Lynn Carlson, PhD, Brown University, for developing the map.

KEY FOR THE TABLE BELOW
(B) Ports where a marker has been placed and a ceremony has been held
(M) Ports where a marker has been placed
(C) Ports where a ceremony has been held
(N) Ports with neither a marker nor a ceremony

DESIGNATIONS
ALL sites are listed as International Coalition Sites of Conscience
* MPCMP is/was involved in planning a marker and ceremony for this site.
^ UNESCO Sites of Memory
+ Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Commissioner

ALABAMA

Africatown, AL (C)*^
Mobile, AL (B)*^

Marker Installed: December 2019
Cooper Riverside Park
101 S. Water Street
30.6899°N – 88.0377°W


CONNECTICUT

Middletown, CT (B)*^

Marker Installed: September 2019
Harbor Park
41.5618°N -72.6463°W

New London, CT (N)*^

FLORIDA

Amelia Island / Fernandina, FL (B)*^+

Marker Installed: March 2020
Fernandina Plaza Historic State Park
715 San Fernando Street
Fernandina, Florida
30.688721°N – 81.456692°W

Key West, FL (B)

Marker Installed:
African American Cemetery at Higgs Beach
1074-1094 Atlantic Blvd.
24.5474°N – 81.7856°W

Mosquito Inlet, FL (B)*^

Marker Installed: 2016
Greek Memorial
299 S. Riverside Drive
New Smyrna Beach, Fl
29.0239°N – 80.9202°W


Pensacola, FL (C)*^
St. Augustine, FL (B)*^+

Marker Installed: 2015
Mission Nombre de Dios
89 A1A Scenic Historic Coastal Byway
29.9042°N – 81.3136°W

GEORGIA

Jekyll Island, GA (B)^+

Marker Installed: 2018
The Wanderer Memorial
St. Andrews Beach
1 S. Riverview Drive
31.0213°N – 81-4337°W

Sapelo Bay (Darien), GA (N)*^+
Savannah, GA (M)^+

Monument:
Rousakis Riverfront Plaza
E. Upper Factors Walk
32.0817°N – 90.0611°W

Tybee Island, GA (N)*^+

LOUISIANA

New Orleans, LA (B)*^

Marker Installed: July 2018
The Moonwalk Riverfront Park
New Orleans, 70116
29.9573°N – 90.0611°W

New Orleans/Algiers, LA (B)*^

Marker Installed: December 2019
Algiers Courthouse
225 Morgan St.
New Orleans 70114
29.9537°N – 90.0540°W

MARYLAND

Annapolis, MD (C)*^
Baltimore, MD (C)*^
Edgewater / Londontown, MD (N)*^

Marker to be Installed at:
Historic London Town and Gardens Museum
839 Londontown Road
Edgewater, Maryland
38.940900°N – 76.540700°W
Oxford, MD (N)
Patuxent/Sotterley/Hollywood, MD (B)*^

Marker Installed: 2014
Historic Sotterley Plantation
44300 Sotterley Lane
Hollywood, MD
38.3763°N – 76.5420°W

MASSACHUSETTS

Boston, MA (C)*^

MISSISSIPPI

Biloxi, MS (N)*^

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Portsmouth, NH (B)

Markers Installed:
“Black Yankees and The Sea”
Edge of Prescott Park
43.077808°N – 70.752705°W

NEW JERSEY

Camden, NJ (B)*^

Markers Installed: 2018 & 2019

Cooper’s Point
Rutgers University
Cooper & North Front Street
39.947919°N – 75.126158°W


Adventure Aquarium
Wiggins Waterfront Park
39.9459°N – 75.1312°W

Perth Amboy, NJ (N)*^

NEW YORK

New York, NY (B)^

Monument:
African Burial Ground
U.S. Federal Courthouse
40 Foley Square
40.713054° – 74.007228°W

NORTH CAROLINA

Bath, NC (N)*^
Beaufort, NC (N)*^
Bismark, NC (N)*^
Edenton (Roanoke), NC (N)*^
New Bern, NC (N)*^
Wilmington, NC (N)*^+

PENNSYLVANIA

Philadelphia, PA (B)*^

Marker Installed: 2015
Independence Seaport Museum (dock area)
211 Christopher Columbus Boulevard
39.9459°N – 75.1408°W

RHODE ISLAND

Bristol, RI (N)*^
Newport, RI (C)*^
Providence, RI (M)
Warren, RI (B)*
Marker Installed: June 2019
41.7298°N – 71.2832°W

SOUTH CAROLINA

Beaufort, SC (N)*^
Charleston, SC (N)*^+
James Island, SC (N)^+
Morris Island, SC (N)^+
Sullivan’s Island, SC (B)^+

Marker Installed: 1990
Charleston Harbor
Sullivan’s Island

TEXAS

Deweyville, TX (N)
Galveston, TX (B)*^

Marker Installed: 2017
Seaport Museum
2200 Harborside Drive
29.3094°N – 94.7936°W

Lake Sabine, TX (N)

VIRGINIA

Fredericksburg, VA (M)*^

Markers Installed: 2015
Dockside Park
28.012440°N – 82.425160°W

36.548320°N – 78.41411°W

Hampton, VA (B)^
Jamestown, VA (B)*^

Marker Installed: 2013
“Historic Jamestown”
National Park Service
1368 Colonial Parkway
Jamestown, Virginia
37.220130°N – 76.767350°W

Point Comfort, VA (B)^

Marker Installed:
Fort Monroe National Monument
National Park Service
Fort Monroe, Virginia
37.009770°N – 76.314010°W

Richmond, VA (B)^

Marker Installed:
Trail of Enslaved Africans
Richmond, Virginia
29.833780°N – 95.452380°W

West Point, VA (C)*^
Yorktown, VA (B)*^

Marker Installed: May 2013
Water & Comte de Grasse Streets (on Water Street)
37.234580°N – 76.544690°W

WASHINGTON, DC

Georgetown, DC (C)*^