• Colonial National Historical Park


    National Historical Park Virginia

Jamestown Gallery

Did You Know?

Satellite image of the Chesapeake Bay courtesy of the USGS

The Chesapeake Bay is the largest estuary in the United States at 200 miles long, from 3 to 30 miles wide with an area of 3,237 square miles. Four major rivers empty into the Chesapeake Bay in Virginia: the James River, the York River, the Rappahannock River and the Potomac River.