Enhance your stay at Cumberland Plantation with visits to noteworthy attractions in the area. Whether you want to explore the great outdoors, take in additional historic landmarks, play golf on premier courses or sample some of the best wines Virginia has to offer, you’ll find it all within a short drive.
Named one of the New York Times’ 52 places to go in 2019, Colonial Williamsburg brings history to life. Experience 18th-century America in modern times, with theatrical events and activities designed to give you a first-hand feel for this long-gone era. Conveniently located near Cumberland Plantation, there’s no time travel required.
Travel back in time to the first permanent English settlement in America. Thirteen years before the Mayflower arrived at Plymouth Rock, historic Jamestown was settled in 1607. Through art exhibits, outdoor museums, recreated villages, ship replicas and more, Jamestown Settlement tells the story of its founders and the Powhatan Indians native to the area. Located just six miles from Williamsburg, Jamestown is an easy and worthwhile day trip from Cumberland Plantation.
Brickshire Golf Club
Rated four and a half stars by Golf Digest readers and named one of the Mid-Atlantic’s must-play courses by Golf Styles, Brickshire Golf Club is a golfer’s paradise. Located in nearby Providence Forge, this Curtis Strange signature course is known for its inviting fairways and is frequently described as player friendly.
Royal New Kent Golf Club
If you’re looking for a challenging-yet-rewarding golf experience, this is the course to envy. Described as a “beautiful monster” and considered among the most difficult golf courses in the country, Royal New Kent Golf Club features 7,440 yards of rugged terrain with a 76.8/154 course and slope rating. Don’t miss your chance to experience it in nearby Providence Forge.
Nowhere will you find a more patriotic vibe than the Yorktown Battlefield, where British forces surrendered to American and French troops in 1781. The visitor center features an orientation film and museum exhibits, including field tents used by Gen. George Washington during the battle. You can also take a guided tour of the battlefield or a casual stroll through the town.
Richmond National Battlefield Park
If you’re looking for a full day of adventure, a visit to the Richmond National Battlefield Park is a must. The park is comprised of 13 different battlefield sites and four visitor areas spread from the City of Richmond to Henrico, Hanover and Chesterfield counties. A driving tour covering the entire 80-mile route is available.
Williamsburg Botanical Garden
Delight your senses and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of plants and the environment. Just a short drive from Cumberland Plantation, you’ll find year-round educational and recreational activities and programs at Williamsburg Botanical Garden. Take in the vivid colors and fragrances that abound.
Gauthier Vineyard, LLC
Indulge your inner sommelier with a trip to nearby Gauthier Vineyard. Nestled close to where the LaFayette and Washington-Rochambeau trails to Yorktown intersect, this family-owned farm, vineyard, winery and equestrian center boasts a historic past, a variety of the finest Virginia wines and a unique tasting-room experience.
New Kent Winery
Learn all about the artisan craft of Central Virginia wine-making with the Dombroski family. Sample authentic Virginia wines and perfectly paired bites, or just relax on the patio overlooking the picturesque vineyards. Tours and tastings offered daily.
The Williamsburg Winery
Wine enthusiasts, rejoice! Whatever you’re looking for in a wine tasting or tour, you’ll find it here. Choose from a robust menu of activities and events that will spoil your palate, immersing you in the flavors and flair of the Virginia wine scene.
Cumberland Marsh Natural Area Preserve
Nature lovers and bird watchers, take note. Located along the Atlantic Flyway just 30 miles east of Richmond, Cumberland Marsh covers just under 1,200 acres and is home to some of the most impressive biodiversity you’ll find on the Pamunkey River. Observe nesting bald eagles, osprey, egrets, blue herons and even endangered waterfowl in their natural habitat.
York River State Park
Escape for the day on an adventure in an environment rich with marine and plant life, fossil beds and historical artifacts. Located on the York River where fresh water and salt water meet, York River State Park is a designated Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. With more than 30 miles of hiking, mountain-biking and equestrian trails, plus a fishing pier, playgrounds, picnic areas and other activities, you won’t run out of fun and interesting things to do.