In a 45-minute tour guided by one of our trained interpreters, you’ll learn about the lives and legacies of Captain John Smith, John Rolfe, Pocahontas and Chief Wahunsenacawh.
Self-Guided Tour of Smith’s Fort
Walk through the earthworks that remain of Captain Smith’s planned fort site.
The historic Virginia flower gardens overseen by the Garden Club of Virginia display plants found in the colonial gardens of Williamsburg and Yorktown.
Explore the area
Hours & Directions
Smith’s Fort is temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Read the official statement from our CEO.
Smith’s Fort is typically open March through December
Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Memorial Day – Labor Day: Monday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
|Preservation Virginia Members||Free (Become a member)|
|AAA, Senior (60+), Military Discount||$9|
|Children Under 6||Free|
Buy a Block Ticket to visit Smith’s Fort and Bacon’s Castle for one special price, $14.
Call ahead and reserve a special discounted rate for groups of ten or more.
Donate to Smith’s Fort
Site Rental & Special Events
Meeting Space: Rent Smith’s Fort Plantation for your small group meetings and events.
Special Events: Rent our grounds for your special occasion.
Group Tour Bookings
Explore 18th century American life with a group tour of Smith’s Fort Plantation. From the quaint manor house to the earthworks of Captain John Smith’s planned “New Fort,” our museum interpreters will take you on a journey that examines the lives of Pocahontas, John Rolfe, Chief Wahunsenacawh (Powhatan) and Captain John Smith. Consider enhancing your trip with a tour of Bacon’s Castle, which is a short ride from Smith’s Fort.
Group tours are available by arrangements made no less than one week in advance of the visit.
Smith's Fort Plantation is a partner of the American Evolution 2019 Commemoration
AMERICAN EVOLUTION™ commemorates the 400th anniversary of several key historical events that occurred in Virginia in 1619 that continue to influence America today, including the first representative legislative assembly in the New World, the arrival of the first recorded enslaved Africans to English North America and the recruitment of English women in significant numbers.