Discover Virginia’s History At The Colonial National Historical Park

The Hampton Roads region is home to the Colonial National Historical Park that protects and interprets several sites relating to the Colony of Virginia and the history of the United States. This park is considered both the beginning and end of English Colonial America. Some of what visitors can see and do near Waypoint Apartments includes:

The Colonial Parkway – This twenty-three-mile scenic route stretches from the York River at Yorktown to the James River at Jamestown. Millions of people travel along this three-lane roadway each year to enjoy the state’s natural and cultural beauty.

Yorktown Battlefield – The Yorktown Battlefield is the site of the last major battle of the Revolutionary War. It was here that in the fall of 1781, General George Washington, with allied American and French forces, besieged General Charles Lord Cornwallis’s British army. Cornwallis surrendered on October 19, which ended the war and ensured independence. To get the most out of your visit, take a tour hosted by a park ranger.

Historic Jamestowne – At Historic Jamestowne, walk in the steps of Captain John Smith and Pocahontas at the location of the successful English colonization of North America began. The site can be explored until dusk and one of the stops along the way is the Glasshouse. English America’s first industry was glassblowing and costumed interpreters use the same tools and demonstrate the same techniques employed by glassblowers back in 1608.

If you’re interested in calling our apartment community home, please contact us for a tour and to learn about our leasing options.

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