Just across the James River from historic Jamestown in beautiful Surry County lies Chippokes Plantation, one of the oldest continually farmed plantations in the country. A working farm since 1619, the park offers modern recreational activities and a glimpse of life in a bygone era. Visitors tour the historic area with its antebellum mansion and outbuildings, stroll through formal gardens, and view antique equipment at the Chippokes Farm and Forestry Museum.
A campground and four overnight cabins allow visitors to stay on the historic grounds. The park has an Olympic-sized swimming pool and a visitor center with a gift shop. It also provides opportunities to bike, hike, ride horseback and picnic. Freedom Park, located in nearby Williamsburg, is a network of over 20 miles of singletrack trails for some super fun mountain biking. Enjoy the bonus of a free bike wash and free ferry ride.
Chippokes Plantation State Park is a combination of natural history, cultural history, and outdoor activities. The farm museum, along with the original plantation, historic houses and farm buildings, lets you step back into time and offers a glimpse into the early history of Virginia. One of the oldest continuously operated plantations in the nation, Chippokes Plantation State Park is one of the Commonwealth’s most beautiful parks.