From the Treetops to the River Shore, Discover History and Find Adventure in Prince George

From the Treetops to the River Shore, Experience History and Find Adventure in Prince George

Prince George County, Virginia is a mixing bowl of nationalities and cultures as well as a county that offers a variety of nature-inspired and manmade attractions.

The best place to learn about the rich history of the county and the region is the Prince George County Regional Heritage Center. The Center is home to many treasures representing the region’s history. Its newly opened Cultural Heritage Building includes a Czech-Slovak Heritage Gallery that celebrates the life of the Slavic communities that became an integral part of the area after the Civil War as well as many historic/genealogy records.

The new wing also exhibits other facets of the immigration story, including that of John Mazza, son of Italian immigrants who went on to become a military officer in the United States Army and a music teacher at the Prince George High School.

The newest addition to the Heritage Center will be the Volunteer Fire/EMS Museum, which is currently being updated from its days as the Historic Old Jail to be accessible and safe for visitors.

The Center also maintains an exhibition area on the first floor of the County Administration Building at 6602 Courts Drive in Prince George, which is fully accessible and welcomes visitors six days a wee, during business hours. The Center offers a wide range of subjects and SOL correlation for special tours or school classes.

Things to do in Prince George


Explore our enduring activities, history and culture – 400 years in the making!

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Attractions Provide Special Adventures

Attractions provide special adventures

When it comes to attractions in the area, Prince George has everything from tree topping adventures to military museums.

Visitors can zip away on a self-guided journey through the tree canopy at Tree Time Adventures and get a bird’s eye view of the picturesque tree canopy.

Tree Time Adventures has four tree top adventure courses and the only standalone zip-line in the area along with almost 60 obstacle bridges, two nature trails, and a climbing wall. All Tree Time Adventure courses are environmentally designed to integrate carefully within the environment preserving as much of the natural setting as possible.

Safety is a top priority, so all guests are outfitted with top-of-the-line safety gear and equipment and safety briefing.

For a slightly different adventure, visit Swaders Sports Park, a family friendly outdoor sports park that provides everything from Go-Karts and laser tag to mini-golf and batting cages.

Other offerings include a driving range and arcade along with virtual reality adventures.

From the tree canopy to the water, Jordan Point Marina, located along the historic James River, sits on over five acres of waterfront property. The full-service Marina offers rentals for open wet and lift slips for watercraft. It has the only public access boat ramp on the James River side of Prince George.

The 100-slip Marina features a variety of services that include a saltwater swimming pool along with picnic areas. Kayak rentals are a great way to spend a few hours or the whole day paddling and exploring the calm waters of the James River, catch some rays, and discover the natural beauty of our local waterway. This is a great activity for the whole family! It also serves as a venue for events.

A visit to the James River National Wildlife Refuge will help you relax and unwind. Established to protect bald eagles and other species of special concern, the 4,800-acre wildlife refuge provides a safe haven and nursery ground for hundreds of living creatures. the refuge offers important breeding and roosting habitat for resident and migrating eagles.

Visitors at James River National Wildlife Refuge may access the newly expanded 1.5-mile Powell Creek nature trail and kiosk information area year-round, from sunrise-sunset, seven days a week. All other visitor access is to occur only during refuge sponsored events and by pre-arranged permit.

History and Military Buffs

Enjoy visiting both the U.S. Army Women’s Museum and the U.S. Army Quartermaster Museum in Fort Gregg-Adams (formerly Fort Lee), a U.S. Army post.

The Women’s Museum is the only museum worldwide dedicated to preserving and sharing the history of the contributions of women to the Army, from the American Revolution to present.

The Museum’s archive has one of the most comprehensive and expansive collections in the world of primary and secondary documents pertaining to the history of U.S. Army women.

Visitors will enjoy the museum’s beautiful reflection garden with benches where you can enjoy the landscaped grounds

The Quartermaster Museum features the history and heritage of the U.S. Army Quartermaster Corps, the Army’s oldest logistic branch. The Museum collects, preserves, exhibits and interprets the history of the Quartermaster Corps from 1775 to the present.

The Museum has collected nearly 24,000 artifacts relating to the Corps’ history and has assembled thousands of documents relating to quartermasters.