The Historic Triangle
is located on the Virginia Peninsula
of the United States
and includes the colonial communities of Jamestown
, Colonial Williamsburg
, and Yorktown
, with many restored attractions linked by the Colonial Parkway
in James City
counties and the City of Williamsburg
Describing the significance to America of the 3 main points of the Historic Triangle, the Reverend Dr. W.A.R. Goodwin
, rector of Bruton Parish Church
and co-founder of Colonial Williamsburg
stated "Williamsburg is Jamestown continued, and Yorktown is Williamsburg vindicated."
The National Park Service
's Colonial Parkway
joins the three historic attractions of Colonial Virginia with a scenic and bucolic roadway carefully shielded from views of commercial development. Intended to help visitors mentally return to the past, there are often views of wildlife
along the roadway (and crossing it). The only human development that can be seen from most of the parkway are the two loading piers of Cheatham Annex, part of the Naval Weapons Station Yorktown
which borders the inland side of much of the parkway, a testament of how this area still plays an important role in the United States Military.
Near the James River
and York River
ends of the parkway, there are several pull-offs, where some families allow their children to feed bread to the seagulls. The Colonial Parkway is free of tolls or user fees.
The Parkway starts in Yorktown, passes through Colonial... Read More