Historic Jolly's Mill Pond

Jolly's Mill Pond

2756 Jolly Pond Road
Williamsburg, VA 23188
United States

Jolly's Mill Pond is "Where history meets the outdoors". Our property is full of historic discoveries, wetlands conservation and sustainable farming.

Organic Farming: For the first time in nearly 100 years, organic farming is coming back to Jolly's Mill Pond...

History: Around 1820, a group of African-American slaves carved earth from a steep hillside by hand, transported and packed the earth to form an 1/8-mile-long dam. This dam formed Jolly's Mill Pond (or Jolly Pond to the locals) a 50-acre historic pond that powered a gristmill for 100 years. Located minutes away from Freedom Park, one of the first free Black settlements in America, Jolly's Mill Pond was also home for slave, free and Black farmers in its history.

You can visit Jolly's Mill Pond by appointment. Contact us via email visit@jollysmillpond.com or visit JollysMillPond.com to learn more.