Virginia Tourism Message

Yesterday, Motor Man and I took his mom to lunch and then to an antique mall in nearby Williamsburg, Va.

We came home via the ferry, which crosses the James River from Jamestown to Surry County. Surry County is the neighboring county to Isle of Wight, where we live. The ferry is operated by the Virginia Department of Transportation, and the approximately 15-minute ride is free. For those of you not from this area, here’s a little Virginia tourism information.

The  Jamestown ferry dock is located directly beside Jamestown Island, where the first settlers arrived in 1607.

jamestown island

Replicas of their three ships are moored at the island. Can you name them?

3 ships

(Susan Constant, Godspeed and Discovery)

There are several monuments on Jamestown Island. The tall obelisk is the Jamestown Tercentennial, which was built in 1907. To the right are the ruins of Jamestown Church. And further to the right is the statue of Captain John Smith.

pocahontas monument and jamestown church

Two alternating ferries cross the James River.  We were on the Pocahontas yesterday. The names of the other ferries are the Virginia, the Williamsburg and the Surry, which we passed (met) mid-river.


It was a perfect day for a ferry ride.

jr and mom on ferry

This concludes today’s tourism message.  Visit Virginia!

~These Days Of Mine~

24 responses to “Virginia Tourism Message

  1. Gotta love good old Virginia – lotsa great history here (and photo ops!!). Nice that you had such a good Sunday……….


  2. “Virginia is (still) for lovers!!!!”

  3. With names like those it spells Pure VA. Thank you for the tour. Have a great day, Dianna.

  4. Beautiful series of pictures! I think we would love Virginia much better now since CH wouldn’t be working in DC.. 🙂 We think Virginia is beautiful!

  5. I do love Virginia and have been there several times but there are still so many more sites I want to see. Thanks for adding this to my list! 🙂

  6. My first ride on the ferry was with you. Loved it and your blog for today.

  7. local tourism. nice! 🙂

  8. Great post – I bet it was a perfect ferry ride that day! – A LOT of history on that stretch of river !

  9. You could work for the APVA! Did I get the initials right?

  10. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    What a good day trip. I have many good memories of the Jamestown ferry growing up. Rode it a many a time and Daddy worked there for a while.

  11. i LOVE these kinda trips….and i adore ferry rides!!

    your images are beautiful today!!

  12. Jamestown is one of my favorite places! I think I love it because it leaves so much to the imagination. Thanks for sharing this Dianna.

  13. I also love to visit Virginia. I can remember taking a ferry years ago when we visited Williamsburg.

  14. It was a nice day, glad to see you got out and enjoyed it. I took a ferry over there once, Jamestown/Scotland? Don’t know if that’s the same one.

  15. Thinking about when I can wrangle a trip back! I never get enough of that area! ~ Sheila

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