Colonial Parkway

In 1930, the National Park Service began investigating a road leading tourists between Jamestown, Williamsburg and Yorktown so that visitors could move among these three Virginia cities. Several difficulties plagued the project, including lack of money during the Great Depression, World War II and the fact that there were so many historical sites that needed preservation in the area. Nevertheless, the National Park Service accomplished the task. You can drive on this beautiful highway, which is particularly enjoyable during the fall when the trees are putting on their glorious colors. The road, with its many curves, has a top speed of 45 miles an hour, and vehicles over 10 feet 4 inches tall will not fit under the 1,190-foot tunnel. 

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RV Parks & Campgrounds Near Colonial Parkway

The area surrounding Colonial Parkway is gorgeous with many historical sites, so be sure to bring your RV so that you can easily move throughout the region. If you do not have an RV, then renting one on is the way to go. 

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Things to Do

Things To Do Near Colonial Parkway

Colonial Parkway is a scenic drive or bike ride connecting three cities filled with America’s early history. Consider starting your trip by exiting the parking lot located behind the Colonial Williamsburg Regional Visitor Center. From this location, the road runs 10 miles to Jamestown or 13 miles to Yorktown. This tree-lined road leads over gently rolling hills and past ponds and rivers to reach its destination.

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How To Get To Colonial Parkway

The Colonial Parkway is a two-way road running between Jamestown, Williamsburg and Yorktown. Consider starting at the Historic Jamestown Visitors Center. You can get there from Interstate 64 by taking Exit 238 toward Williamsburg. Turn left onto Capitol Landing Road, which becomes Virginia 143 East. Turn right on Virginia 132 South. Turn left on Visitors Center Drive. The Colonial Parkway will be right in front of you. 


Historic Jamestown Visitors Center 1368 Colonial Parkway, Jamestown, Virginia 23081 

Fee: Entry Fee (Per Person)

There is no entry fee to drive this road.

If you plan to visit Williamsburg, Jamestown and Yorktown on your Virginia vacation, then consider using the Colonial Parkway to travel between the cities. The National Park Service created scenic overlooks in many places along this road. Each lookout is marked with interpretative signage to tell you more about what you are seeing. The route for the road, which is lined with beautiful trees along much of its way, was carefully chosen so that people could enjoy seeing historic sites without disturbing them. There are great campgrounds to stay in near this road, so be sure to bring your RV and plan to spend a few days traveling the route. If you do not have an RV, don't worry because it is easy to rent one on Different size options are available, so you can easily find one that fits your needs.