Although Smith's map provides a wealth of information about the geography of the Chesapeake Bay and major tributaries and about the Native American inhabitants he encountered, it does not actually show the routes of his voyages. Fortunately he recorded his travels in detail through his journals.
By using the dates and descriptions in the journals, historians have plotted the routes of Smith's rifst voyage, second voyage, and other explorations on maps of the Chesapeake region.
Learn More about Maps of John Smith's Voyages
- Download the National Park Service Map of the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail, which traces the routes of Smith's voyages.
- Click "Points of Interest" to see the routes Smith's voyages with descriptions of sites along the way.
- Follow the route and timeline of Smith's 1608 voyages on an Animated Map.
- View interactive maps and descriptions for Voyage 1 and Voyage 2.