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Fredericksburg, Virginia: Downtown Slavery Auction Block (Gone)

A low, stump-looking thing, identified by a bronze plaque. The heart of Southern city business, circa 1850. Removed in June 2020.

Directions:
On the southwest corner of William and Charles Sts.
Hours:
June 2020: Removed
Status:
Gone

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Slave auction block.

Downtown Slave Auction Block

Nice little downtown area. This seems like an awkward eye sore though.

[Anthony B, 08/11/2016]

Thanks for remembering to frown.

Downtown Slave Auction Block

A wonderful history lesson! Easy to find, ample parking, a very good stop to make.

[CeCe, 01/06/2013]

When you think about it, it's amazing that it's survived over 150 years. Now it has its own brass plaque, so it will probably stick around for a while longer.

Slave Auction Block.

Downtown Slave Auction Block

Not much to look at, but the auction block is worth seeing. You should see if because after you are done, the Fredericksburg Civil War Museum is only a 1/2 a block away.

[Sidnie And Evan, 03/06/2010]

And the Auction Block is only a block from the President James Monroe Museum.


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