THe Mary Draper Ingles Trail

The Mary Draper Ingles Trail is a collection of sites and experiences in the Southwest Virginia area commemorating Mary Draper Ingles. 

Explore a variety of sites including museums, art installations, hiking trails, theatre, and more.

This map includes sites on the Trail, related local sites of interest, and related historical markers.


Sites on the Trail

Our Visitor Info page has everything you need to plan your visit to the Mary Draper Ingles Trail!


Historical Markers

Historical markers throughout the New River Valley commemorating important historical sites, including many related to Mary Draper Ingles and her family.

Related Sites of Interest

In 1755 colonial heroine Mary Draper Ingles spent part of her Shawnee captivity at Big Bone Lick, Ky. and near what is today’s Portsmouth, Ohio. The people of Kentucky, West Virginia, Ohio and Virginia have embraced the frontierswoman’s famous story, and in 2008 she was honored with a bronze statue in front of the Boone County, KY, Public Library.

Each year West Virginia honors Mary Draper Ingles with festivals and reenactments; in addition, a bridge in Summers County and a trail in Putnam County are named in her honor.

MDI statue, Big Bone Lick, KY