4.5 based on 144 reviews
New Kent Winery offers exceptional wines in a unique setting. Completed in 2008, the winery is mainly constructed of reclaimed historic building materials such as pre-Civil War brick, 40-foot heart pine beams from the 1850's, and century-old railroad trusses. Along with wine tasting, New Kent Winery offers tours of the building that tell of the history of the building materials as well as our winemaking process. Having planted the first vines in 2001, New Kent Winery features award-winning fine wines, including Chardonnay, Meritage and White Merlot. Following a tour and tasting, guests are invited to relax and take in the scenery of beautiful New Kent Vineyards on one of the expansive covered lounging porches. The winery also offers gifts, wine accessories, clothing and other items in our gift shop. New Kent Winery is also an ideal location to host any number of private events, from weddings and receptions to wine dinners and corporate functions. Located just off I-64, exit 211, between Richmond and Williamsburg.
I joined a bike riding group for an early morning ride that started and ended in the parking lot. After the ride, several of us enjoyed a glass of wine, music by Good Shot Judy and meals from the food trucks. The weather couldn’t have been better! I highly recommend the white merlot and if the German food truck returns get yourself some schnitzel. We stayed outside but there was plenty of room on the porch. Inside was packed with wine tasters and everyone seemed to be having a great time. Thanks for allowing us to use the parking lot to meet for the ride.
4.5 based on 93 reviews
Fought from May 31-JUne 12, 1864. Gen Robert E. Lee stopped union Gen. Ulysses Grant, With Gen. Grant suffering 12,738 causalities to Gen. Lee's 5.287. The battle was part of Gen. Grant's Overland Campaign before heading south.
The visitor center's range gave much information about the before doing two tours, which are an auto & walking. The driving tour is a one way 1/2 mile winding, narrow asphalt roadway. There three stops with one-two information stands. Plenty of parking at each stop.
The walking trail will cross the roadway. Not sure how long the trail is in length & time. A wilding pathway parallels the 1864 confederate trenches & small information posts. There is bench shortly before crossing the roadway.
After crossing the road are more signs & trenches that leads to an open field & a bench. I walked to the extended Loop Trail before turning back toward the visitor center. How far the trail continues have no idea.
Locating the visitor center/battlefield can be difficult as the 5515 Anderson-Wright will not match up on a GPS unit. One address I did find is the :
Cold Harbor National Cemetery,
6038 Cold Harbor Road,
Since I didn't visit the cemetery, can't say how far the cemetery is to the visitor cemetery. A visitor can call the visitor center direct ,asking for direction.
A visit is recommended, just know the exact location & not waste time as I did.
4.5 based on 5 reviews
This museum is located on the Pamunkey Indian Reservation. The museum itself is quite small but has several displays with dozens of artifacts behind plexiglass, so it's great for children with otherwise grabby hands. :) Some of the presentation elements are a bit dated but still convey interesting information. The staff are members of the tribe and are related to many of the individuals portrayed in historic photos displayed throughout. Be sure to ask questions because you'll get to hear some fascinating stories and details you might otherwise miss. There is a small gift shop where visitors can purchase pottery and crafts made by tribe members. Overall, a nice afternoon diversion if you're in the area! Admission is as follows: Adults - $2.50, Children $1.25, Seniors - $1.75 (cash or check only)
4.5 based on 11 reviews
The Club at Viniterra is an 18-hole championship course designed by Rees Jones, located 20 miles east of downtown Richmond in New Kent. The golf course is adjacent to the award-winning New Kent Winery and is the centerpiece of the unique and upscale Viniterra residential community. The golf course routing incorporates a variety of diverse, natural features, including frequent and dramatic elevation changes. The course, capable of measuring anywhere from 5,200 – 7,725 yards is designed with infinite flexibility. Multiple tee angles, combined with the thoughtful and strategic location of a variety of grass, sand and water hazards, assure an enjoyable experience for all skill levels.
I have played it several times and it is go to choice when I am in the area. There are several par 3's with two tee complexes that totally change the hole. Cool concept, I don't want the maintenance bill. A fair course, no really gimmicky holes. Always in good condition. They need to build a proper club house - you have the leave the course to enjoy the 19th hole. The New Kent Winery is across the street if you want wine, and the Rose and Crown is not to far away if you want good beer and food.
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY Established in 2005, Fox Pointe Farm is nestled between Richmond and historic Williamsburg. The facility is easily accessed from New Kent, Hanover, Richmond, Williamsburg, and West Point. Fox Pointe Farm offers a variety of services including lessons, boarding, training, summer overnight and day camps, show coaching, and IEA equestrian team.
4.5 based on 8 reviews
We visited the Cold Harbor National Cemetery September 15, 2012. We live nearby and had never stopped. The cemetery is small enough to see all the graves in about an hour. Most of the graves are for Yankee soldiers killed during the Cold Harbor battles. There are a few recent graves and headstones.
One of the most interesting things in the cemetery are two graves that have had their headstones completely enveloped by trees. All you can see of the original head stone is the tight side of the stone stickling out of the tree. The grounds are well maintained.
3.5 based on 34 reviews
This was my first visit to Colonial Downs and everyone was so friendly and helpful. The reason for us going was they were having a Rodeo. Which was so much fun. They had bull riding, barrel racing and rope tying. There was also a country band who played before and after the rodeo. The facility was more than expected. We sat in the grandstand area which was great for viewing. They had an indoor area that was air conditioned where you could get something to eat and drink. They also have a full bar. There is a fee to get in......which we found very reasonable. We will definitely go again.
5 based on 6 reviews
This is the only historic plantation and home of a first lady (17th century) located within 30 minutes of Williamsburg. It offers 1 hour trail rides by horseback on gentle gaited Tenn. Walkers through historic trails. A rare chance to ride where Washington, Lee, John Tyler and other historical figures blazed a path through American History. Lynn Barbini the owner operator has been training Walkers for over 25 years and can offer professionally guided safe enjoyable rides. Her horses are so gentle children as young as 8 can experience this unique horseback ride.
The outing is perfect for couples, teens and adults to spend a morning or afternoon seeing Virginia the way our forbearers did, from a saddle. If your looking for a different way to take into historical Virginia this is great. I highly recommend this for all.
3.5 based on 30 reviews
My son and I played here for the first time today and when standing on the first tee, decided not to keep score, but to enjoy the what was presented before us. Not knowing the course made for a difficult round, but in no way discouraged us from a return visit. Especially having a little more knowledge for the blind shots. Bottom line is the we both had an enjoyable time.
4 based on 5 reviews
First, who submitted those photos? A waterfall, mountains?
Anyways, this area is a bit off the road, no facilities and is hardly used. Trails are fairly maintained by Nature Conservancy group. They are indicated by markers on trees. I have been there several times and although have not seen much wildlife, it is very quiet and peaceful.
ThingsToDoWeb © 2018 All rights reserved.