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Fort Boykin

7410 Fort Boykin Trl, Smithfield, VA 23430-2638
+1 757-357-0115
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Missed something here

I knew going in this was an earthen fort so we didn't expect any imposing buildings or forts. But... read more

Reviewed 13 November 2017
Cindy M
Northern Virginia, Virginia
via mobile
Beautiful Spot

Stopped off here on our last night in Smithfield, a beautiful setting, with woodland walks and the... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2017
Bristol, United Kingdom
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  • Poor22%
  • Terrible9%
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7410 Fort Boykin Trl, Smithfield, VA 23430-2638
+1 757-357-0115
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Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

I knew going in this was an earthen fort so we didn't expect any imposing buildings or forts. But the park is poorly marked with little explanation of what we were looking at. My husband is a history buff and even he was lost. Some...More

Thank Cindy M
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Stopped off here on our last night in Smithfield, a beautiful setting, with woodland walks and the beach at the end of it all, lots of eagles soaring in the sky and apparently John Smith sailed from here to Richmond. Recommend a visit.

Thank janp600
Reviewed 13 September 2017

If you are a fan of hikes and quiet places this is the place to visit. There is not much to do it is just a trail that leads to a small beach. Disclosure that there aren't a lot of signs telling you where to...More

Thank LupusRessurexit
Reviewed 9 September 2017

Do your homework first. Realize what that fort was and all the modifications, expansions and look at the sheer effort put into the earthworks. When that fort was used, it was very isolated and the effort made is unbelievable. Its heavily wooded now so difficult...More

Thank Doc R
Reviewed 13 July 2017

I got pictures of signs discussing the fort which was by the parking lot, but other than that I was unable to find anything to actually see. I walked up and then down some steps-nothing was marked, saw no cannons and no additional signage. I...More

Thank Linda H
Reviewed 27 November 2016

We visited Fort Boykin because that is where my husband's great great grandfather went to enlist in the 9th Virginia Infantry during the Civil War. There was very little of the actual fort still visible, but there were signs posted giving descriptions of where we...More

Thank Leslie H
Reviewed 23 October 2016

We were looking for a place to let the kids stretch their legs before a family event. This place was set at the end of a road with nice parking. As you wander through ancient towering trees and see what is left of the fort...More

Thank tdngjj
Reviewed 6 September 2016

not much of a beach, and the bathrooms were horrible , toilets had not been clean since gosh knows when. not really anything to do.

Thank Victoria Y
Reviewed 23 June 2016

You can get in a nice hike part of which which will take you along the beach. If you want more, come out of the park and turn right on the road. There is very little traffic and you will wind up hiking along the...More

Thank Oranutan1
Reviewed 10 June 2016

I didn't know what to expect. We had a very nice visit. Quiet beach area. My wife and walked the grounds. Seems popular with the locals.

Thank thirdeyeblind
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