Virginia’s Emancipation Oak Tree Is One Of The Oldest Living Things In The State

When you think of Virginia’s natural wonders, you likely envision Natural Bridge, Shenandoah National Park, Falling Spring Falls, or Luray Caverns. But what about a single tree? Emancipation Oak is perhaps one of the most important trees in our state, and also among the oldest. Located on the campus of Hampton University, it’s estimated to be hundreds of years old. It also happens to be the site of what many believe to be the first public reading of the Emancipation Proclamation in the Southern U.S.

For a gorgeous view of Emancipation Oak, check out the brief and lovely video below:

Have you ever visited the iconic Emancipation Oak? What did you think? For more beautiful destinations around the state, check out our list of the most incredible natural wonders in Virginia.

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