The Chesapeake Bay watershed is endowed with a wide array of archeological sites and cultural landscapes that relate to American Indian communities. A few of these places are under permanent protection by the National Park Service and its partners. Follow the links below to learn more...

Artistic rendering of Werowocomoco town.

For hundreds of years before Europeans first came there, Werowocomoco was an important town whose name meant "place of leadership".

A grassy field with a long winding trail and blue sky.
Native Lands Park

The site of the last known Susquehannock town, sixteen ninety-foot longhouses and acres of agricultural fields once stood here.


More Trail Places

  • A brick building on a hill with an entrance sign
    Places to Go

    Discover the trail's four visitor centers located throughout the Chesapeake region.

  • A map of the Chesapeake National Historic Trail with selected locations marked.
    Trail Map

    View a map of the trail route and key sites along the way.

  • John Smith's 1612 Bay Map
    Mapping the Bay

    Mapping of the Chesapeake Bay stretches back more than 450 years. Who made these maps and why? Find out here.

Last updated: August 12, 2021

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