Colonial National Historical Park

The Colonial National Monument (later re-designated Colonial National Historical Park) was created in 1930, in time for the sesquicentennial of the Yorktown victory the following year. Spurred on by the […]

Toano Commercial Historic District

The forces that shaped the Toano Commercial Historic District’s initial development extend back to 1881 and construction of the Chesapeake & Ohio (C&O) Railroad’s “Peninsula Extension,” which boosted the prosperity […]


Amblers is a brick farmhouse in James City County distinguished by its architectural history. The dwelling was built in 1852 in a style known as Picturesque, a design characterized by […]

White Hall

Built in James City County for William Geddy in 1805–06, White Hall and its collection of outbuildings represent over 200 years of nearly continuous occupation by the Geddy family. After […]

Norge Train Depot

The Norge Train Depot is a good example of the standardized architecture used by the railroads in the early 20th century. Prior to its construction around 1908, residents of Norge […]


Richard Taliaferro, called a “most skillful architect” by Thomas Lee in 1749, lived at Powhatan in James City County from 1755, when he turned his Williamsburg house over to his […]


As its name implies, this antebellum dwelling enjoys panoramic views of the York River. Built in the 1850s on or near an 18th-century site, the frame Riverview structure with its […]

Stone House

The Stone House, called by James Galt Williamson in 1838 “one of the most antique buildings in the country,” has been the subject of local lore for over two centuries. […]

Tutter’s Neck Site

Originally called Tuttey’s Neck, the Tutter’s Neck property was included in a 1637 patent to Humphrey Higginson. The property later came into the hands of Thomas Pettus of Littletown. By […]