Madonna of the Trail Statue

2209 E. Main St.

You’ve made it to the final stop on our art walk: the Madonna of the Trail statue. Give yourself a pat on the back and learn more about this American icon.

Madonna of the Trail is a series of 12 monuments commissioned by the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. It was inspired by the spirit of the pioneer woman in the United States and intended to provide a symbol of courage and faith.  These monuments were created by sculptor August Leimbach and funded by private contributions.  They were installed in each of the twelve states along the National Old Trails Road.  The statues feature a pioneer woman holding a baby with her left arm and a rifle with her right with a young son clinging to her skirt.  The statue in Richmond is located at the National Road entrance of Glen Miller Park and was dedicated on October 28, 1928.

Thank you so much for joining us today! We hope you enjoyed yourself and learned more about what makes Richmond so special. Now go tell your friends!