Just in time for Martin Luther King Junior Day and Black History Month -- the Vermont Department of Tourism is debuting a new interactive map called the African-American History Trail.
The map, which is on Google -- so you can take it with you on your phone or computer as you go -- showcases 12 stops across the state. Each balloon on the map provides a description of what the stop entails. From museums to historical landmarkers, officials say it's a trip that's sure to be educational not only for tourists but for locals who may not realize how much civil rights history is right here in Vermont.
"From activists to abolitionists, we've got a lot of firsts in this state. It's so much to be proud of and really to let people know and to see those historical markers and those exhibits," said Jen Butson with the Vermont Dept. Of Tourism & Marketing.
Butson said it's a trail you can complete throughout the year as some stops on the map are only opened seasonally.