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Fort Boykin

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Gives a perspective of the landscape

Walking the parameter Boykin provides a perspective on what was facing early settlers as well as... read more

Reviewed May 5, 2018
Georgetown, Texas
Quiet and Relaxing

If you are a fan of hikes and quiet places this is the place to visit. There is not much to do it... read more

Reviewed September 13, 2017
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7410 Fort Boykin Trl, Smithfield, VA 23430-2638
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Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

It's important to read the signs at the front entrance that explain everything as there are not really any signs within the fort area itself. There are nice shady trails to walk. Its a great place to picnic or spend a relaxing day at the...More

Thank Leticia C
Reviewed May 5, 2018

Walking the parameter Boykin provides a perspective on what was facing early settlers as well as the soldiers of the various wars conducted on US soil. The Fort played a role in the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, and the Civil War. It is...More

Thank 510dele
Reviewed November 12, 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

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Reviewed October 2, 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 September 13, 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 September 9, 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 July 13, 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 November 26, 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 October 22, 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 September 5, 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
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