Colonial National Historical Park

  • Address: VA 359
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Historic District

On May 13, 1607, Jamestown was established as the first permanent English settlement in North America. Three cultures came together - European, Virginia Indian and African-to create a new society that would eventually seek independence from Great Britain. On October 19, 1781, American and French troops defeated the British at Yorktown in the last major battle of the American Revolutionary War. - NPS

Comprised of various properties Colonial National Historical Park includes Cape Henry, Historic Jamestowne, Yorktown Battlefield and the Colonial Parkway, a scenic highway connecting Jamestown, Colonial Williamsburg and Yorktown, also known as the Historic Triangle. - NPS



Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Peterson, Charles Architect

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Particulars for Colonial National Historical Park:
Architectural Style American Colonial Revival
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Historic Use Battle site
Criteria Consideration Commemorative property
Cultural Affiliation English Colonial
Area of Significance Exploration-settlement
Owner Federal
Area of Significance Historic and non-aboriginal
Sight Category Historic District
Criteria Historic Event
Criteria Information Potential
Area of Significance Maritime
Area of Significance Military
Level of Significance National
Historic Use Outdoor recreation
Historic Use Park
Historic Use Road-related
Historic Use Village site

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 15th October 1966

Registry Name: Colonial National Historical Park
Registry Address: VA 359
Registry Number: 66000839
Resource Type: District
Owner: Federal
Architect: Peterson, Charles;
Architectural Style: Colonial revival
Area in Acres: 9316
Contributing Buildings: 26
Contributing Sites: 26
Non-Contributing Sites: 1
Contributing Structures: 72
Non-Contributing Structures: 7
Contributing Objects: 2
Non-Contributing Objects: 3
Other Certification: Additional documentation
Certification: Listed in the National Register
Nominator Name: National Historical Park
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Historic and non-aboriginal, Military, Exploration-settlement, Architecture, Maritime history
Applicable Criteria: Event, Architecture-Engineering, Information Potential
Criteria Consideration: Commemorative property
Cultural Affiliation: English
Period of Significance: 1600-1649, 1850-1874, 1750-1799
Significant Year: 1607, 1781, 1862
Historic Function: Domestic, Defense, Landscape, Transportation, Recreation and Culture
Historic Sub-Function: Village site, Battle site, Road-related, Park, Outdoor recreation
Current Function: Recreation and Culture, Landscape, Transportation
Current Sub-Function: Museum Park Monument, Marker Outdoor recreation Road-related

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