Northampton Slave Quarters

Northampton Slave Quarters

Of the large tobacco plantations of the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries, Northampton was one of the most prominent. However, only the ruins of the main plantation house, some outbuildings, and the slave quarters remains, even though the area was in operation as a farm until the 1950s. Archaeological findings have told much about life on the plantation for slaves and tenants alike. Visitors take a self-guided tour which tells the story of African Americans at Northampton from the 1790s through the 1930s.