• Colonial National Historical Park

    Colonial

    National Historical Park Virginia

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Jamestown Tercentennial Monument
National Park Service photo

Colonial National Historical Park commemorates the breadth of the English colonial experience in North America, from the beginning in 1607 at Jamestown, to the end with the defeat of the British army by General George Washington at Yorktown in 1781. From the Colonial Parkway, visitors also see spectacular views of the area's rich natural and cultural history as they traverse through America's Historic Triangle of Jamestown, Williamsburg and Yorktown.

We are pleased to offer images not only of these park resources, but also artwork inspired by the historic events that took place at Jamestown and Yorktown. All images posted are available for download as high resolution JPEG files and may be used without a copyright release from the National Park Service, but for commercial use a credit line reading "National Park Service, Colonial National Historical Park" is requested. Click here for images.

Did You Know?

Sidney King painting depicting the harvesting of tobacco crops in 17th century Jamestown

In 1604, disgusted with his subject’s use of tobacco, King James wrote a scathing commentary entitled A Counterblast to Tobacco. He considered tobacco “hatefull to the nose, harmefull to the braine, dangerous to the lungs.” Yet this golden leaf became the cash crop saving Jamestown from oblivion.