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Jamestown Settlement

2110 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185

It's a perfect time to visit Jamestown Settlement, where visitors are immersed in the world of America's first permanent English colony. Extensive gallery exhibits and film explore Jamestown's beginnings as a business venture, the impact of European colonization on the Powhatan Indian culture, and the origins of the first known Africans in Virginia. Outdoors, explore re-creations of a Powhatan Indian village and 1610-1614 fort and board a replica of one of the three ships that sailed from England to Virginia in 1607. Also, check out their cafe and gift shops.

Open daily: 9AM – 5PM (until 6PM June 15 – August 15)
Phone: (888) 593-4682
Virginia Capital Trail location: .5 miles off of eastern trailhead


Jamestown Beach Event Park

2205 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185

Jamestown Beach Event Park offers year-round fun for you and your family. You can play in the sun, tan on the sand, and watch the awesome sunsets at this family-friendly park. Guests may bring their own propane grill or use one of the park’s charcoal grills to prepare favorite foods. The beachfront park is a great way to spend the day! The park features picnic areas (some shaded) with charcoal grills, designated fishing area (a freshwater license is required), an observation pier (for viewing only), outdoor rinse stations, paddle craft launch/loading area, and concession facility where ice cream, drinks, snacks, and bags of ice are sold Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. 

Open: Monday - Sunday: 8AM – Sunset
Phone: (757) 259-5360
Virginia Capital Trail location: .5 miles off of eastern trailhead


Jamestown 4-H Education Center

3751 4-H Club Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185

Jamestown 4-H Educational Center, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to the development of youth and adult volunteers through innovative 4-H camping, environmental education, and leadership training. Jamestown 4-H Center is in the perfect location for groups interested in visiting locations in the Historic Triangle. At the center they offer outdoor education classes including kayaking, canoeing, archery, and environmental education. All of their classes are Virginia Standards of Learning correlated and are flexible to your needs.

Open: Monday -Friday 8AM – 4:30PM
Phone: (757) 253-4931
Virginia Capital Trail location: Just east of mile marker .5, .4 miles south off trail


Powhatan Indian Village

2110 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185

Explore the Powhatan way of life in a re-created village featuring reed-covered houses, crops, and a ceremonial circle of carved wooden posts. Learn about the world of Pocahontas, daughter of Powhatan, the powerful leader of 30-some Algonquian-speaking tribes in coastal Virginia. The re-created Powhatan Indian village is based on archaeological findings at a site once inhabited by Paspahegh Indians, the Powhatan tribal group closest to Jamestown, and descriptions recorded by English colonists.

Open daily: 9AM – 5PM (until 6PM June 15 – August 15)
Phone: (888) 593-4682
Virginia Capital Trail location: .5 miles off of eastern trailhead


James City County Marina

2054 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185

The James City County Marina is located on the Powhatan Creek right near the Virginia Capital Trail and Jamestown Settlement. It’s perfect for biking, kayaking, canoeing, and paddle boarding – all of which are available to rent at the Marina. The Marina also features fishing, store/concessions, wildlife viewing, and pontoon boat tours!

Open: Boat ramp open 24 hours daily
Store: Monday - Thursday 8AM – 5PM
Friday-Sunday: 8AM – 6PM
Phone: (757) 565-3699
Virginia Capital Trail location: .3 miles east of eastern trailhead


Carlton Farms

3516 Mott Lane, Williamsburg, VA 23185

Carlton Farms, located near the Jamestown Settlement and Virginia Capital Trail, offers private trail rides, riding lessons, and more for both beginner and advanced riders. Carlton Farms is also the perfect spot for events ranging from weddings to birthday parties.

Open daily: 9AM – 5PM
Phone: (757) 220-3553
Virginia Capital Trail location: .3 miles south of mile marker .8


Veterans Park

3793 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg, VA 23188

Veterans Park, formerly Mid County Park, is home to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial monument donated by local resident David Hooker in 1993 to honor residents who gave their lives in the Vietnam War. The 19-acre park is also home to Kidsburg, a 30,000-square-foot lighted playground that features separate play areas for children ages 2-5 and 5-12, a ship replica, swing areas and a zip line. Other park amenities include a 0.6-mile paved ADA accessible multiuse trail, sand volleyball courts, lighted basketball courts and tennis/pickleball courts, wi-fi connectivity, and lots of open space.


Open: May-September: Sunrise – 10PM
October - April Sunrise – 8PM
Phone: (757) 259-5360
Virginia Capital Trail location: Just east of mile marker 1, 3.5 miles north of trail


Freedom Park

5537 Centerville Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185

Freedom Park, a 600-acre forested retreat, is home to over 20 miles of mountain bike trails, the Williamsburg Botanical Garden, the GoApe Treetop Adventure Course, and the Freedom Park Interpretive Center. Freedom Park’s rich history and beautiful location offer fun for all ages!

Open daily: 7AM – Sunset
Interpretive Center open Monday - Friday: 10AM – 5PM and Saturday/Sunday: 9AM – 5PM
Phone: (757) 259-4022
Virginia Capital Trail location: Slightly west of mile marker 2, 4.9 miles north off trail


Chickahominy Riverfront Park

1350 John Tyler Highway, Williamsburg, VA 23185

Chickahominy Riverfront Park features over 120 campsites, a 290-foot lighted fishing pier, two bathhouses, walking trails, wildlife viewing, pool, playground, basketball and volleyball courts, concessions, a driving range, and more. Located just before the John Tyler Memorial Highway, the Chickahominy Riverfront Park is the perfect stop for fun and relaxation before continuing on your Virginia Capital Trail journey.

Open daily; guest services open Sunday - Thursday: 8AM – 5PM; Friday/Saturday: 8AM – 8PM
Reservations phone: (757) 258-5020
Virginia Capital Trail location: Slightly west of mile marker 6.5


Jamestown-Scotland Ferry

2110 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185

When you ride on the free Jamestown-Scotland Ferry, it's not hard to imagine what the first colonists saw as they traveled on the same river 400 years ago. The 15-minute ride will give you a unique view of the land and connect you to interesting sites on both sides of the James River.

Open: See website for availability
Phone: 1-800-VA-Ferry (82-3379)
Virginia Capital Trail location: .5 miles south off eastern trailhead


Jamestown Rediscovery is located on a little island past the eastern trailhead. You must travel down the colonial parkway to reach this location.

Jamestown Rediscovery

1368 Colonial Parkway, Jamestown, VA 23081

Jamestown Rediscovery is committed to supporting preservation, education, and the archaeological investigation of Historic Jamestowne, the original site of the first permanent English settlement in America.

Open daily: 9AM – 5PM except Thanksgiving, December 25 and Janurary 1
Phone: (757) 856-1250
Virginia Capital Trail location: 1.7 miles southeast past eastern trailhead


Colonial Williamsburg

101 Visitor Center Drive, Williamsburg, VA 23185

When you visit the world’s largest living history museum, you become part of one of the greatest stories ever told. This is the dawn of America. Our 18th-century city is alive where the dreamers with a bold vision quite literally changed the world. You’ll meet artisans, craftsmen (and women), and talk with America’s founding generation whose diversity, aspirations, and struggles shaped who we are today. 18th-century artifacts take center stage at the Art Museums, many of which were discovered by archaeologists just blocks away. This isn’t just history. This is where history comes alive.

Phone: (888) 965-7254
Virginia Capital Trail location: 7 miles north off of eastern trailhead


The College of William and Mary

200 Stadium Dr, Williamsburg, VA 23185

Walk the brick pathways where Thomas Jefferson ran when he was late to class. Sit in on a seminar, enjoy a campus tour, enjoy nature on a tour of the woody species on campus. Or, simply take in the sights and sounds of a vibrant university campus.

Phone: (757) 221-4000
Virginia Capital Trail location: 5.5 miles north off of eastern trailhead