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Smith's Fort

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Smith's Fort Plantation

  • Address 217 Smith Fort Lane
    Surry, Virginia 23883
  • Hours
    10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
    12:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
  • Phone 757-294-3872

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Situated on the south side of the James River in Virginia, Smith’s Fort Plantation is located on the site of Captain John Smith’s planned “New Fort,” nestled in the land given by Chief Powhatan as a dowry for his daughter, Pocahontas, upon her marriage to John Rolfe in Surry County. Built sometime between 1751 and 1765, the one-and-a-half-story brick house is laid in Flemish bond and was home to Jacob Faulcon and his family. Furnished with pieces from the late 16th through 18th centuries, the manor house retains much of its original woodwork and paneling. Restored by Preservation Virginia (then known as the APVA) in 1933, visitors can now see the site of the 1609 retreat fort and the engaging manor home.

Open March 2 through December 30. Also open on Mondays from Memorial Day through Labor Day from 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

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