What to do and see in Powhatan, United States: The Best Places and Tips

December 25, 2017 Esmeralda Fenner

Powhatan is a census-designated place in and the county seat of Powhatan County, Virginia, United States. Powhatan was initially known as Scottville (after Revolutionary war hero General Charles Scott) for a brief time, and historically has also been known as Powhatan Court House and Powhatan Courthouse. Powhatan is named after Chief Powhatan, father of Pocahontas.
Restaurants in Powhatan

1. Powhatan State Park

4616 Powhatan State Park Rd, Powhatan, VA 23139-4868 +1 804-598-7148
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4.5 based on 20 reviews

Powhatan State Park

Reviewed By globaltrekster - Virginia Beach, Virginia

Nice park near I-64 and right outside of Richmond. Grounds are absolutely beautiful. Visitor center has interesting items for kids and typical tourist items in the shop. Rangers are very friendly and restrooms were very clean. This is a good place to practice photography.

I did not camp or use any cabins. I am also not sure of the admission price because I had a pass.

2. Courthouse Creek Cider

1581 Maidens Rd, Maidens, VA 23102-2601 +1 804-543-3157
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4 based on 1 reviews

Courthouse Creek Cider

Courthouse Creek is an orchard and cidery producing heartfully crafted, hard cider here on site in Maidens, Virginia. Our tasting room is open to the public Friday, Saturday, and Sunday afternoons. We are kid and pet friendly. Our cider can be as complex and ubiquitous as wine, or as simple and subtle as a cool drink on a hot summer day. We follow a natural method of cider making, also referred to as a rustic style. We use minimal preservatives (if any at all), do not fine or filter, barrel ferment and/or age all of our ciders, and currently bottle-condition them all.

Reviewed By jehenson81

This cidery is lovely with a friendly welcoming staff. The ciders themselves are on the drier side more like English cider. I really disliked the hoppy variety, but enjoyed the one with pear. It was a simple tasting with a few little food bite pairings which helped cut through the dryness of the ciders themselves. It was a great place to visit and very refreshing overall.

3. Metro Richmond Zoo

8300 Beaver Bridge Rd, Moseley, VA 23120-1437 +1 804-739-5666
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4 based on 217 reviews

Metro Richmond Zoo

The Zoo opened to the public on April 22, 1995. Over the years, the Metro Richmond Zoo has grown to 120 acres. The Zoo is now home to over 2,000 animals, representing 180 different species from around the world.

Reviewed By Tyria - Harrisonburg, Virginia

I think this is a nice little zoo overall. The paths are laid out nicely and the park itself seemed clean and uncluttered. My only concern is that some of the exhibits just seemed to small and boring for the animals, especially for the large carnivores. The male tiger was on display when we were there and he was just pacing back and forth constantly. The Asiatic black bears had one large tub thing to play with and the rest of their place was pretty empty. The snow leopard was also pacing around while panting (it was a hot day). The exhibits for the small animals seemed a lot nicer and more enriching for them. I loved how close you could get to some of the animals and the animal nursery was my favorite part! I just wish the big animals had more obvious enrichment opportunities.

4. Chadwick & Son Orchids

1240 Dorset Rd, Powhatan, VA 23139-7811 +1 804-598-7560
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4.5 based on 9 reviews

Chadwick & Son Orchids

Welcome to Chadwick & Son Orchids Inc! Founded in 1989, Chadwick's is Richmond's premier orchid supplier. There are two locations: the greenhouses are located on 18 acres in rural Powhatan County and the retail store is in the heart of Richmond's museum district. Visit Chadwick's and you will be amazed at the selection of rare, heirloom, and vintage blooming orchids available year-round.

Reviewed By annewT9250ZW - Richmond, Virginia

Chadwick's was recommended by a friend of mine over a year ago. I have bought several beautiful orchids there, and have left several orchids for care until they re-bloom. Not only is the shop beautiful, and selection of plants amazing, but visiting the shop is an educational experience as well.

5. Chesterfield Berry Farm

26002 Pear Orchard Rd, Moseley, VA 23120-1303 +1 804-239-7480
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3.5 based on 27 reviews

Chesterfield Berry Farm

Reviewed By Jennifer A - Williamsburg, Virginia

My family of four went for the pumpkin events on a beautiful autumn day. First- very pricey- $9 per person was the cheapest package we were offered, included a pumpkin and assorted typical activities- hay ride, pig races, sandpile for toddlers, a corn maze and a few farm animals. One of the most irritating points was the slow and at times non existent internet connection to process credit cards. We waited 10 minutes for our card to be approved to buy tickets. The lines for food were equally long, for the same reason. We got very stale hot dog buns and cold hot dogs but we were too hungry to argue. The hay ride was fine and the fields held a few green unripe pumpkins. These were being supplemented by pumpkins being rapidly "planted" in the fields fresh from a large produce truck. I felt like Linus- there was no Great Pumpkin after all. However, I was comparing it to pumpkin picking when I was a child. All of the children seemed quite excited with their pumpkin selections.

6. Skippers Creek Vineyard

965 Rocky Ford Rd, Powhatan, VA 23139-7204 +1 804-598-7291
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4.5 based on 6 reviews

Skippers Creek Vineyard

Reviewed By mike b - Chesterfield, Virginia

When we visited the winery, they were really just getting started. The winery is WAY off the beaten path, but just keep driving! The signage for the last turn was not very good, so look closely. The wines are okay, and the "tasting room" was a table in the warehouse. But that may have changed by now. All in all, we left thinking it was good enough that it might turn into a nice winery stop someday.

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