Discover Historic Powhatan and Explore Local Attractions

Historic Powhatan provides visitors a chance to view still-standing structures built in the 1700s and 1800s. The historic trails include retreats from Robert E Lee during the Civil War. The extensive listing of places feature historic locations found on the national registry of historic places. The activities along the historic location in Virginia offer several modern day outdoor sports and places to explore. Visiting Powhatan provides an historical adventure through the time of settlement during the earlier pioneer days of America.

Powhatan Courthouse Village
Powhatan, VA 23139
(804) 598-1139
www.powhatanva.govoffice2.com
www.powhatanhistoricalsociety.org

The historic Powhatan Courthouse Village offers a chance to view the history of Powhatan in Virginia. The courthouse, built in the 1700s, stands with pride throughout the location featuring historic homes. The village offers events and festivals throughout the year. The "Old Jail" offer visitors staying in a Powhatan Bed and Breakfast the history of Powhatan in a museum setting. The Historical Society provides tours throughout the homes on a bi-annual basis.

Powhatan State Wildlife Management Area
Powhatan, VA 23139
(804) 367-1000
http://www.dgif.virginia.gov/wmas/detail.asp?pid=18

Throughout the historic Powhatan area, the Wildlife Management entrance provides over 4000 acres of land for nature lovers to experience while staying in a Powhatan Inn. The area offers a retreat from the growing community with hiking, boating, fishing and hunting activities. The expansive area is home to many local birds and wildlife, offering watchers the ability to search throughout the habitat for commonly-found animals. Ongoing educational programs and permits are made available through the Virginia government department, overseeing the location.

Belmead Mansion
5000 Cartersville Rd.
Powhatan, VA 23139
(804) 598-5605

The Belmead Mansion, known as "The Castle" to the locals, according to the Virginia Government, stands tall and was used as a Catholic school. The mansion remains available to see the architectural beauty. Over 30 miles of horse trails exist across the grounds for trail riders to explore. Visitors can stroll through the slave cemetery located on the grounds of the Belmead Mansion. Concerts and other events offer memorable experiences at the Belmead Mansion and offer an inside view of the historical mansion.

James River Park
751 Park Road
Gladstone, VA 24553
(434) 933-4355
http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state_parks/jam.shtml

The James River State Park offers three miles of riverfront viewing for visitors to enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of the 1500-acre park. Activities include fishing, hiking and hunting. The trails feature over 15 miles of forestland for wildlife viewing and scenic strolls. Overlook the James River while visiting the vistas and visitors center located within the park.

VA Civil War Sites
http://www.civilwartraveler.com/EAST/VA/va-southside/index.html

Historic Powhatan is home to five sites, according to the local Virginia government, that make up the Civil War Trails system. The sites include Robert E Lee's retreat to the Appomattox River and the passing through of soldiers in the Courthouse Area. Civil War and history buffs can find information about the locations through the signs posted and on the website where driving tours list the details for the information surrounding the events.