Chippokes Plantation State Park Surry, Virginia


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.