7410 Fort Boykin Tr, Smithfield Virginia 23430
757-357-2291 Toll Free: 800-365-9339
The park is on the remains of an old Civil War fort that was built in the shape of a seven-point star. On the banks of the James River, the park features gardens, views of the fleet and a trail with markers. Noteworthy is the muster of peacocks on the grounds. Open daily 8am to dusk (weather permitting). Free to the public.
Other History nearby:
(Surry) Bacon's Castle
(Williamsburg) Bassett Hall
(Williamsburg) Bruton Parish Church
(Virginia Beach) Cape Henry Memorial
(Williamsburg) Carter's Grove
08/18 Coming to The Smithfield area
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