Civil War Trails site with self-guided interpretative walking trail. Public park open, seven days a week. The site of the first shot of the Civil War fired in the State of Virginia. The fort was fortified in 1667 and played an important role in the 1781 seige of Yorktown. The fort was rebuilt for use in the Civil War. Union troops captured the fort in 1862 and occupied it throughout the remainder of the War...calling it Fort Gilpin.
Hours: 8 a.m. to dusk