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Smith's Fort Plantation

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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A must see if you love history!!

We sent to Bacon's Castle first, but wish we had gone here first so we could have stayed longer. I... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Terrific Tour of Smith's Fort Plantation

Another wonderful Preservation Virginia property. Quaint home with fabulous history nestled on the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Smith's Fort Plantation is nestled on the south side of the James River, located on the site of Captain John Smith's planned "New Fort", on the land given by Chief Powhatan as a dowry for his daughter Pocahontas upon her marriage to John Rolfe. The...more
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217 Smith Fort Ln, Surry, VA 23883-2910
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Reviewed yesterday

We sent to Bacon's Castle first, but wish we had gone here first so we could have stayed longer. I sat on a bench under the magnolia tree waiting for a tour to start. I could l just picture this home bustling with the family...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Another wonderful Preservation Virginia property. Quaint home with fabulous history nestled on the land once owned by Chief Powhatan and given as the dowry to John Rolfe when he married Pocahontas. Well worth the time to visit. Our tour guide was exceptional. Take a short...More

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Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

Bunch of scaffolding in front of house. Not very historic looking. Turned around and went to hog island wildlife area.

Thank KENT N
Reviewed 24 July 2018

It was being renovated with a new roof. It is smaller than Bacon's Castle, but it does have a good story to it, and it is worth visiting.

Thank JohnBCowgill
Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

Took the Jamestown ferry to Surry and came across the Smith Plantation. Very lovely grounds. Almost imagined being there back then.

Thank Renee H
Reviewed 6 May 2018

Tom, our guide, and caretaker of the property, provided us with a most interesting tour, explaining in detail, each room of the home. Smith's Fort Plantation is a house and parcel of land located in Surry County. The current main house on the property, also...More

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Reviewed 17 March 2018

It was something to do. I wouldnt go super out of my way to do so especially at the end of the day. We did not get a chance to go inside the building as he was just locking up. But we could walk around...More

Thank Rockiroads
Reviewed 22 January 2018

This was a neat place that we had never even heard of. It was very cold and the pipes were frozen, but we had a lovely tour and went down the very frozen and very HUGE pothole filled road to the remnants of the fort....More

Thank amalphiea
Reviewed 29 November 2017

After visiting Bacon's Castle, we visited Smith's Fort Plantation. There was an excellent lady who was the guide there, assisted by a kind gentleman. They were very knowledgeable of the history of house as well as the nearby area, and were able to answer all...More

Thank Celeste G
Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

If you are visiting Jamestowne, take the free ferry over the river and visit the restored plantation. It's located a couple of miles away from the ferry port. Visiting this rural area gives you an idea of how big the plantations were in those days....More

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23 September 2018|
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