Colonial National Historical Park

Colonial Parkway
Colonial Parkway
Historic Yorktown
Main Street
Yorktown, VA 23690
Region Hampton Roads
Locality York
Phone: (757) 890-3525
Visitor Information: (757) 229-1733
Headquarters: (757) 898-2422
Fax: (757) 898-6346

Colonial National Historic Park (NHP) administers two of the most historically significant sites in English North America.

Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in North America in 1607, is administered jointly with the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities, and Yorktown Battlefield, the final major battle of the American Revolutionary War in 1781. These two sites represent the beginning and end of English colonial America. Situated on the Virginia Peninsula, these sites are connected by the 23 mile scenic Colonial Parkway.

Colonial NHP also includes Green Spring, the 17th century plantation home of Virginia's colonial governor, Sir William Berkeley and the Cape Henry Memorial, which marks the approximate site of the first landing of the Jamestown colonists in April of 1607.

Last Updated: 7/18/2013 4:44 PM
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