Colonial National Historic Park was authorized as a National Monument on July 3, 1930, and established on December 30, 1930, before being eventually re-designated on June 5, 1936. The Colonial National Historic Park is administered by the National Park Service and encompasses a total area of about 8,700 acres of land that is located on the Virginia peninsula, a short distance from Interstate 64, and between the James and York rivers.
The Colonial Parkway, which is about 20 miles in length, connects Yorktown and Jamestown. In this area, you can find the restored Colonial Williamsburg along the way. Several attractions make Colonial National Historic Park a special place to visit. First of all, the park is comprised of several units including Colonial Parkway, Jamestown, Yorktown Battlefield, Green Spring Plantation, and Cape Henry Memorial.
Secondly, the Colonial National Historic Park is the site of the first permanent English settlement which covers most of Jamestown Island. Cape Henry Memorial was also the approximate site of the first landing of Jamestown's colonists in 1607. Third, Yorktown is unique because it was the scene of the ending battle of the American Revolution in 1781.
Besides these attractions, there are several other fascinating and exciting activities that visitors to Colonial National Historic Park can enjoy. For example, visitors could enjoy, auto touring, bicycling, and ranger-guided tours. There are several amenities in the park for visitors to enjoy including a bicycle trail, self-guided tour, museum, restrooms, picnic area, and visitor centers.
Visitors to Colonial National Historic Park can also bring their dogs into the park as long as they obey park rules. Some rules relating to dogs and dog owners include ensuring that dogs are always restrained using a leash or kept in a secure enclosure. The leash should not be longer than six feet in length. Secondly, dogs should be well-behaved and kept away from park buildings like the visitor center.