Chippokes Plantation State Park

During our visit to Williamsburg, we opted to stay at a state park rather than a hotel.  Chippokes Plantation State Park fit the bill, and we loved its beauty, tranquil atmosphere and farming history (and currently farming).

Our cabin was lovely!  So much so, my husband who is constantly building something new onto our house fell in love with the farm-style doors, etc and plans to start a new project (he doesn’t need any more projects, lol). There was a current, almost ready, crop of peanuts in the front for acres and acres and beans in the back.  Chippokes is one of the oldest continually farmed plantations in the country – a working farm since 1619!!

A big, but wonderful “oops” when I booked the Plantation… the ferry!  I had no idea there was not a bridge when looking at the overall distance to the Williamsburg area. The comings and goings were planned around the ferry times (ever half hour), and took about 30 minutes to and from.  I wouldn’t change a thing – it was a highlight of the trip!  If you are in the area anytime soon, there was a bald eagle nest on buoy 55!  There are plenty more activities at the park than pictured below!

Front view of the cabin_MG_2442

Accidental Ferry – loved it!_MG_2399

One of the antique equipment viewing areas of the park_MG_2374

“Mom!!  A bald eagle!”_MG_2362_MG_2356

Steam powered equipment_MG_2368

Ferry view of Jamestown

Fully stocked kitchen (including pots, pans, etc)!

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