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Eastern Shore Virginia

Yorktown Battlefield

Yorktown Battlefield is an educational experience at the Colonial National Historical Park in Virginia.

Historic Jamestowne

Jamestowne visitors can see the location of one of the earliest colonies in the New World.

Fort Monroe National Monument

The Fort Monroe National Monument in the tip of the Virginia Peninsula has been an integral part of the history of Virginia for centuries.
Things to Do in Eastern Shore

York River State Park

Just outside of Williamsburg sits a state park with a mission.

Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail

Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail stretches across several states, but it begins in Maryland and Virginia.
> Annapolis > Eastern Shore > National Parks

False Cape State Park

False Cape State is a beautiful, rustic park that offers many choices for those who love outdoor activities.
> Virginia Beach > Eastern Shore > State Parks

Chippokes State Park

There was a time when the James River in Virginia was lined with plantation homes and farms. While the plantation lifestyle is a thing of the past, Chippokes State Park gives visitors a chance to step back in time.

Kiptopeke State Park

Kiptopeke State Park is located just a few miles from the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel on the state’s gorgeous Eastern Shore. It has everything that you’d expect from a park located so close to the sea: great fishing, boating and breathtaking views.
> Chesapeake Bay > Eastern Shore > State Parks

Dolphin Watch

The Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center, located in Virginia Beach, offers a dolphin watch excursion during which participants have the chance to view dolphins as they frolic in the ocean.
> Virginia Beach > Eastern Shore
Eastern Shore Events

Chincoteague Pony Swim

The annual roundup of wild ponies living on the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge takes place every July on Assateague Island in an event known as the Pony Swim and Auction.
Date: Wednesday, Jul. 27
> Accomack County > Eastern Shore > Festivals > July

Chincoteague Blueberry Festival

The Chincoteague Island Blueberry Festival takes place every year in mid July.
Date: Friday, Jul. 22
> Chincoteague Island > Eastern Shore > Festivals > July

Pork, Peanut, and Pine Festival

The Pork, Peanut, and Pine Festival is scheduled every July at Chippokes Plantation State Park.
Date: Saturday, Jul. 16
> Surry > Eastern Shore > Festivals > July

Tappahannock Rivahfest

The Tappahannock-Essex County RivahFest is a community festival that is held in downtown Tappahannock on Prince Street.
Date: Saturday, Jun. 18
> Tappahannock > Eastern Shore > Festivals > June

Gloucester Daffodil Festival

All-day entertainment includes storytellers, magicians, singers & bands. Pets and their owners are invited to participate in the "Magnificent Mutt Show" where everyone is a winner.
Date: Tuesday, Apr. 12
> Gloucester > Eastern Shore > Festivals > April

Richmond County Fair

The Richmond County Fair takes place in Warsaw near the Rappahannock River.
Date: Saturday, Aug. 15
> Warsaw > Eastern Shore > Fairs > August

State Attractions

Jefferson’s Poplar Forest
Dolphin Watch
Blue Ridge Parkway
Central VA Attractions
Top 20 Virginia Attractions
Mill Mountain Zoo
Yorktown Battlefield
Old Town Alexandria
Walton’s Mountain Museum
Monroe Estate
Virginia Air and Space Center
Old City Cemetery
Lewis Ginter Garden Tour
Top Richmond Attractions
Virginia Zoo: 500+ Animals
Virginia Aquarium
Busch Gardens
Washington’s Mt. Vernon
Northern VA Attractions
Natural Bridge Nature’s Art
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