Colonial Parkway


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Colonial Parkway

Address:c/o Colonial National Historical Park
PO Box 210
Yorktown, VA 23690

Phone:757-898-2410
Web: www.byways.org/browse/byways/60441/ Description:The Colonial Parkway takes in the 174-year period of British colonial history in North America. Beginning at Jamestown, site of the first permanent English settlement in North America, the Parkway leads first to Williamsburg, where America's democratic ideals matured in Virginia's 18th-century capital. The Parkway culminates at Yorktown, where English colonial America came to an end with the defeat of the British army in 1781, securing independence for the United States of America. Along the entire route it offers spectacular views of the James and York rivers, and turnouts offer glimpses of the area's rich natural and cultural history.
Legth: 23 miles. Start/Endpoint: The Colonial Parkway runs from the Jamestown Settlement Visitor Center near the James River to the Visitor Center in Colonial National Historical Park on the York River. Time to Allow: 1 hour. Designation/Year: All-American Road (2005).

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The bill also would create a national historical park preserving the battlefields in the Shenandoah Valley--sought by two other congressmen but opposed by the Park Service, which says a heritage area would be more appropriate--modify the boundary of the Colonial Parkway near Williamsburg to accept land originally slated for houses, and allow ten acres of land to be acquired at Cumberland Gap National Historical Park.

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