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Colonial Parkway, Virginia

This historic part of America forms a triangle between Williamsburg, Jamestown and Yorktown. Remains of the first English settlers that arrived in the 17th century are well preserved in Williamsburg, combining its charm with an educative backdrop. Towards the west you’ll discover the extravagant homes of former slaveowners, spread through a trail of fabulous roads and bridges.

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Colonial Parkway, Virginia

There is a lot of historical interest to share for a place with such a short history. Step back in time and drive along this historic parkway, a scenic triangle between Williamsburg, Jamestown and Yorktown. Part of the National Park Service’s Colonial National Historical Park, with minimal developments and as few road signs as possible, the Colonial Parkway is, for the most part, as it was back in the day.

How long is the Colonial Parkway?

For a historical tour of your own, you can take your Virginia Road Trip along a 23 mile stretch of National Scenic Byway. The slow paced road connects the three communities of Jamestown, Williamsburg and Yorktown in a ‘Historic Triangle’.

What is there to do along the Colonial Parkway? 

As you drive along the Colonial Parkway there are pull-ins dotted along the roadside where you’ll see informative signs to read the historical context. Stop at any point you wish and you can admire the three historically significant areas where America was first founded. The First stop along the Colonial Parkway is Historic Jamestown, where Englishmen settled in 1607 and began the “New World”, finding America!

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