Koa and Lily Travel Back in Time

Follow along as two golden retrievers explore Williamsburg, Yorktown, and Jamestown’s dog-friendly landmarks.



Colonial Parkway

Take the 23-mile scenic roadway between Jamestown, Williamsburg, and Yorktown. Stop at scenic viewpoints to watch the sunrise over the York River; walk the trails to the beach and rest on large fallen trees while imagining colonists landing in their boats and fishing where you’re sitting.

Statue of Washington, Rochambeau, and Lafayette

Have you ever wanted to go back in time, meet, and take a picture with America’s first President? Well, when you visit Yorktown’s Riverwalk Landing, you can strike a pose with the three towering statues of President George Washington, Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, Comte de Rochambeau, and Marquis de Lafayette, located near the George P. Coleman Memorial Bridge.


Yorktown Victory Monument

Selfie time: Visit the Yorktown Victory Monument and perfect your selfie shot. This monument was promised by Congress days after British General Charles Cornwallis’ army surrendered to French and American forces at Yorktown, marking the end of the Revolutionary War.

The Moore House

Step back to October 17, 1781, and the backdrop for one of the final scenes of the American Revolution. The Moore House is where surrender negotiations took place. Negotiation discussions ended just before midnight on October 18.


The Nelson House

Spot the cannonball wedged between bricks at the Nelson House, home to Thomas Nelson, Jr., a devout patriot and Declaration of Independence signer. Although the cannonball is not original, it was added to signify the heavy amount of mortar the house sustained during the Seige of Yorktown.

Cornwallis Cave

Located across from Yorktown Beach, legend has it that British General Lord Charles Cornwallis hid in this cave when Yorktown was under heavy battle.


Colonial Williamsburg

Step back in time to experience Williamsburg in the 18th century, from colonial reenactors to unique shopping, dining, and special events in Merchants Square. Dogs are welcome on the grounds but not inside historic buildings or the visitor’s center.

Josiah Chowning's Tavern

Enjoy colonial pub food, occasional musical performances, and colonial reenactors in a traditional alehouse setting. The shaded patio allows guests with dogs to dine, weather-permitting.



Jamestown Beach Event Park

Take your pup for a day of sun and sand at Jamestown Beach Event Park, a family and dog-friendly park located across from Jamestown Settlement. Dogs are allowed on the beach, pier, and in the water while on leash.


Historic Jamestowne Island

Walk through the 1607 settlement of Historic Jamestowne, the original site of the first permanent English settlement in America. Dogs are allowed to walk the historic grounds on a leash.

About Samantha:

Based in Virginia and fur baby mama to two goldens, Koa and Lily, Samantha captures pet-friendly adventures both outdoors and around town, as well as lifestyle and commercial work. Follow Sam and her family’s adventures on her website@samanthabrookephoto, and @samanthabrookelifestyle.

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