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Colonial Parkway

Colonial Parkway - BEST Placess to Picnic

Colonial National Historical Park
P.O. Box 210
Yorktown, Virginia 23690

Phone
Headquarters
(757) 898-3400
Visitor Information
(757) 898-2410

WELCOME to Colonial Parkway

The Colonial Parkway is a twenty-three mile scenic roadway stretching from the York River at Yorktown to the James River at Jamestown. It connects Virginia's historic triangle: Jamestown, Williamsburg, and Yorktown. Several million travelers a year use this route to enjoy the natural and cultural beauty of Virginia.

The Parkway's construction presented the National Park Service with a unique challenge: build a thoroughfare unifying culturally distinct sites crossing several pristine natural environments while still maintaining the National Park Service's prime directive "to conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and the wild life therein and to provide for the enjoyment of the same." Adding to the complexity of the project was a construction period extending over twenty-six years through the Depression, World War II, and funding shortages.

The Parkway, completed in 1957, is an NPS success story. This three-lane roadway allows motorists to appreciate the surrounding landscape, while reducing impact on the resources and providing for traveler safety. The center lane is used only for passing and the maximum Parkway speed limit is 45 miles per hour.

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