This historical reservation covers a total area of approximately 15 square miles in southeastern Virginia, U.S. Situated on a peninsula between the York and James rivers. It includes five discrete units. The park was established in 1936 from Colonial National Monument (1930). It embraces Cape Henry, which in turn includes Jamestown, where the first English settlers in America landed on April 26, 1607; Yorktown, the final battleground of the American Revolution (1781); Green Spring, the 17th-century plantation of Sir William Berkeley (a governor of colonial Virginia); and the Colonial Parkway, which is a 23-mile link between Jamestown, Williamsburg, and Yorktown, the main points around Virginia's historic triangle. This scenic route runs alongside forests, marshes, fields, and shorelines and alongside such notable historic sites as Powhatan's Village, Indian Creek, and Kingsmill.
(Yorktown) Colonial National Historical Park
(Jamestown) Jamestown, the Original Site
(Jamestown) Old Church Tower-Jamestown
(Richmond) Richmond National Battlefield Park
(Yorktown) Yorktown Battlefield
(Yorktown) Yorktown Visitor Center
02/28 Coming to The Yorktown area
Dewey Beach PopFest Dewey Beach DE April12-13 Features three nights of showcase performances and two days of demo and mentoring sessions, tradeshow, and industry events.
Pork in the Park BBQ Festival Salisbury MD April19-21 Follow your nose to the Pork in the Park BBQ Festival. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, this Eastern Shore staple will be served up April 19-21st at Salisbury's WinterPlace Park.
Bethany Beach Seaside Craft Show Bethany Beach DE June1 This is a juried fine crafts event on the boardwalk.
Hampton Roads Greek Festival Hampton Roads VA May30-June2 Winner of the Peninsula Gold Award for best outdoor festival in 2012.
Virginia Pork Festival Emporia VA June12 The Virginia Pork Festival is one of the East Coast's largest food festivals, combines outstanding pork dishes with continuous live music from multiple stages.
66th Annual Hard Crab Derby Crisfield MD August30-September1 Held at the Somers Cove Marina. Crab Races, Crab Cooking Contest, Crab Picking contest, Parade, Skiff Races, Boat Docking Contest, Crafts, Carnival, Games, Swim Meet, Entertainment, Fresh Seafood