- Colonial National Historical Park
Historical reservation, southeastern Virginia, U.S. Covering some 15 sq mi (38 sq km) and centred on a peninsula between the York and James rivers, it was first established as a national monument in 1930 and includes colonial and Revolutionary sites.It embraces Cape Henry, Jamestown, and Yorktown and includes the Colonial Parkway, a 23-mi (37-km) scenic route linking Jamestown, Williamsburg, and Yorktown.
* * *historical reservation that covers a total area of approximately 15 square miles (39 square km) in southeastern Virginia, U.S. Situated on a peninsula between the York and James (James River) rivers, it comprises five discrete units. The park was established in 1936 from Colonial National Monument (1930). It embraces Cape Henry, (Henry, Cape) which in turn encompasses Jamestown (Jamestown Colony), where the first English settlers in America landed on April 26, 1607 (the site marked by a memorial); Yorktown, (Yorktown) the final battleground of the American Revolution (1781); Green Spring, the 17th-century plantation of Sir William Berkeley (a governor of colonial Virginia); and the Colonial Parkway, which is a 23-mile (37-kilometre) link between Jamestown, Williamsburg (not part of the national park but associated with colonial American culture and Revolutionary sentiment), and Yorktown, the main points around Virginia's historic triangle. This scenic route runs alongside forests, marshes, fields, and shorelines and alongside such notable historic sites as Powhatan's Village, Indian Creek, and Kingsmill.
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