Halifax County has received three designations from the National Parks Service for National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom sites.
The first site is located at Historic Halifax State Historic Site. These markers, that lead to the Roanoke, tell the story of the “runaways” in wanted ads. These ads ran in North Carolina papers, in an attempt to recapture Freedom Seekers with a Halifax connection.
The second site is located in Weldon, NC at River Falls Park. This site offers sweeping views of the Roanoke River and allows one to understand the dangers the river presented to Freedom Seekers.
The third site in Halifax County is located at the Roanoke Canal Museum and Trail. This site explores how the Roanoke Navigation Company bought and sold slaves that helped build the Canal. It also explores how the Canal itself was used as an escape route for Freedom Seekers.