Places To Go

The Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail has four visitor centers located throughout the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Historic Jamestowne and Gloucester County Visitor Center in coastal Virginia, Sultana Education Foundation in northeastern Maryland, and the Zimmerman Center for Heritage in southeastern Pennsylvania. For more information about any of our visitor centers, follow the links below.

A statue of Pocahontas against a sky in sunset.

Historic Jamestowne

Historic Jamestowne serves as the trail's headquarters and one of two trail visitor centers in Virginia.

The Zimmerman Center and its pier viewed from a boat.

Zimmerman Center for Heritage

The Zimmerman Center is the trail's gateway to the Susquehanna River and Native Lands Park, the site of the last Susquehannock village.

Historic photograph of the Gloucester County Courthouse.

Gloucester County Visitor Center

Historic downtown Gloucester is home to an exciting new exhibit about nearby Werowocomoco, the center of power during the Powhatan Chiefdom.

A group of people kayaking in a marsh.

Sultana Education Foundation

Named after its replica schooner, Sultana is a premier environmental and historical education center in Chesterfield, Maryland.


More Ways to Visit

  • Paper stamped with the trail's passport cancellation stamp.

    Passport Stamps

    Document your visit to the trail with a passport cancellation stamp. Stamps can be found at dozens of locations throughout the region.

  • A family rides bikes on a boardwalk near Jamestown, Virginia.

    Trip Ideas

    We've picked a few of our favorite places where friends and families can learn about heritage and experience untouched natural wonders.

  • Two people carry a kayak towards a boat launch.

    Things To Do

    The trail offers countless ways to enjoy the rivers, marshes, and coastlines of the Chesapeake Bay.

Last updated: August 27, 2021

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