Archer's Hope

Archer's Hope
Archer's Hope
Address
Colonial National Historical Park
Colonial Parkway - K-28
Williamsburg, VA 23690
Region Hampton Roads
Locality Williamsburg City
Phone: (757) 898-3400
Archer's Hope www.nps.gov/colo

On May 12, a point of land at the mouth of Archer's Hope Creek (now College Creek), a little below Jamestown, was examined in detail. Capt. Gabriel Archer was particularly impressed with this location and urged that it be the point of settlement. The soil seemed good, timber and wildlife were abundant, and it appeared adaptable for defensive measures if these should become necessary. It was not possible, however, to bring the ships close to the shore, and consequently Archer's Hope was rejected. From this site the ships moved directly to Jamestown, where they arrived May 13.

Archer's Hope provides visitors with a panoramic view of the James River, of the western end of Jamestown Island and a sweeping vista of the Colonial Parkway.

Located approximately 5 miles from the Jamestown gateway.




Last Updated: 4/12/2006 11:40 AM
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