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Offering A Real, Working Farm’s guidebook

Offering A Real, Working Farm
Offering A Real, Working Farm
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Offering A Real, Working Farm

Offering A Real, Working Farm’s guidebook

Off-Farm Excursions
History, water sports, shopping, dining and more are listed.
A 15-minute ferry ride transports you back in time to Colonial Jamestown, Williamsburg and Yorktown
Jamestown-Scotland Ferry
16289 Rolfe Hwy
A 15-minute ferry ride transports you back in time to Colonial Jamestown, Williamsburg and Yorktown
Great state park full of trails, history, museums and activities on agricultural life.
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Chippokes Plantation State Park
695 Chippokes Park Rd
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Great state park full of trails, history, museums and activities on agricultural life.
Bacon’s Castle is the oldest brick dwelling in North America and was once the home of Arthur Allen, a prosperous merchant and planter, and his family. Allen’s Brick House earned the moniker “Bacon’s Castle” in 1676 when several of Nathaniel Bacon’s men occupied the home for four months during the uprising that became known as Bacon’s Rebellion. Bacon’s Castle is an example of High Jacobean architecture and notable for its stunning triple stacked chimneys. The home features a reconstructed 17th-century English formal garden restored by the Garden Club of Virginia. Several outbuildings also survive, including an 1830 slave dwelling. Preservation Virginia acquired Bacon’s Castle in the 1970’s at auction and meticulously researched, restored and furnished the house in the 1980’s.
Bacons Castle
Bacon’s Castle is the oldest brick dwelling in North America and was once the home of Arthur Allen, a prosperous merchant and planter, and his family. Allen’s Brick House earned the moniker “Bacon’s Castle” in 1676 when several of Nathaniel Bacon’s men occupied the home for four months during the uprising that became known as Bacon’s Rebellion. Bacon’s Castle is an example of High Jacobean architecture and notable for its stunning triple stacked chimneys. The home features a reconstructed 17th-century English formal garden restored by the Garden Club of Virginia. Several outbuildings also survive, including an 1830 slave dwelling. Preservation Virginia acquired Bacon’s Castle in the 1970’s at auction and meticulously researched, restored and furnished the house in the 1980’s.
A cute and historic downtown full of shopping and restaurants. Kayak, Canoe, SUP (At Drewry Farms, we offer 3 kayaks, 2 SUP, and 1 canoe for rental, along with a trailer) ’ Smithfield & Isle of Wight County offer two state-of-the-art launches to choose from. Windsor Castle Park puts you out into Cypress Creek and offer a seasonal outfitters for very reasonable rental fees and Nike Park's new launch is now open, putting you out onto Jones Creek. 301 Jericho Road, Smithfield 757.356.9939 Located right in downtown Smithfield, this gorgeous riverside park features 4+ miles of a woodland trail system, orchards, picnic areas, Children's Natural Playscape park, a dog park, a state-of-the-art kayak and canoe launch, fishing pier, scenic overlooks and the Windsor Castle Historic Site.  Windsor Castle Park is now included on the Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail. Hours: Open daily dawn until dusk. Free admission
Smithfield
A cute and historic downtown full of shopping and restaurants. Kayak, Canoe, SUP (At Drewry Farms, we offer 3 kayaks, 2 SUP, and 1 canoe for rental, along with a trailer) ’ Smithfield & Isle of Wight County offer two state-of-the-art launches to choose from. Windsor Castle Park puts you out into Cypress Creek and offer a seasonal outfitters for very reasonable rental fees and Nike Park's new launch is now open, putting you out onto Jones Creek. 301 Jericho Road, Smithfield 757.356.9939 Located right in downtown Smithfield, this gorgeous riverside park features 4+ miles of a woodland trail system, orchards, picnic areas, Children's Natural Playscape park, a dog park, a state-of-the-art kayak and canoe launch, fishing pier, scenic overlooks and the Windsor Castle Historic Site.  Windsor Castle Park is now included on the Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail. Hours: Open daily dawn until dusk. Free admission
Chincoteague is a town on the island of the same name, in Virginia’s Eastern Shore region. It’s a gateway to Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, on Assateague Island, which has beaches and wild Chincoteague ponies. The breed is showcased at the Chincoteague Pony Centre. Oyster-industry artifacts and model boats are displayed at the Museum of Chincoteague Island. Veteran’s Memorial Park has a pier and water views. The Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge is a 14,000-acre wildlife preserve operated by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. It is primarily located on the Virginia half of Assateague Island with portions located on the Maryland side of the island, as well as Morris Island and Wildcat Marsh. Wikipedia Address: 8231 Beach Rd, Chincoteague, VA 23336 Area: 21.88 mi² Established: 1943 Phone: (757) 336-6122 Management: United States Fish and Wildlife Service Assateague Island National Seashore Assateague Island National Seashore is a protected area on a long barrier island off the coast of Maryland and Virginia. It’s known for its Atlantic beaches and for trails that wind through marshland, dunes and pine forest. In the south, Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge is home to wild Chincoteague ponies, bald eagles and migratory seabirds. Near Toms Cove is the working, 19th-century Assateague Lighthouse. Address: 7206 National Seashore Ln, Berlin, MD 21811 Hours: Open 24 hours Management: National Park Service Phone: (443) 614-3547 Maui Jack's Waterpark Address: 6742 Maddox Blvd, Chincoteague, VA 23336 Closes 6PM Phone: (757) 336-1800
Chincoteague Island
Chincoteague is a town on the island of the same name, in Virginia’s Eastern Shore region. It’s a gateway to Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, on Assateague Island, which has beaches and wild Chincoteague ponies. The breed is showcased at the Chincoteague Pony Centre. Oyster-industry artifacts and model boats are displayed at the Museum of Chincoteague Island. Veteran’s Memorial Park has a pier and water views. The Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge is a 14,000-acre wildlife preserve operated by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. It is primarily located on the Virginia half of Assateague Island with portions located on the Maryland side of the island, as well as Morris Island and Wildcat Marsh. Wikipedia Address: 8231 Beach Rd, Chincoteague, VA 23336 Area: 21.88 mi² Established: 1943 Phone: (757) 336-6122 Management: United States Fish and Wildlife Service Assateague Island National Seashore Assateague Island National Seashore is a protected area on a long barrier island off the coast of Maryland and Virginia. It’s known for its Atlantic beaches and for trails that wind through marshland, dunes and pine forest. In the south, Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge is home to wild Chincoteague ponies, bald eagles and migratory seabirds. Near Toms Cove is the working, 19th-century Assateague Lighthouse. Address: 7206 National Seashore Ln, Berlin, MD 21811 Hours: Open 24 hours Management: National Park Service Phone: (443) 614-3547 Maui Jack's Waterpark Address: 6742 Maddox Blvd, Chincoteague, VA 23336 Closes 6PM Phone: (757) 336-1800
A great place to walk, soak up colonial history, eat, shop, and visit museums. It's a short ferry ride from the farm.
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Colonial Williamsburg Visitor Center
101 Visitor Center Drive
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locals recommend
A great place to walk, soak up colonial history, eat, shop, and visit museums. It's a short ferry ride from the farm.
It's an iconic diner that has been featured many times on T.V. and in the news. It's 2 1/2 miles from the farm.
Virginia Diner, Inc
It's an iconic diner that has been featured many times on T.V. and in the news. It's 2 1/2 miles from the farm.