Historical & County Attractions

Courthouse Village
With a very quaint feel and small town charm, the Historic District of Powhatan Courthouse Village is the centerpiece for many annual activities and events including parades and festivals. The Village is on the National Register of Historic Places and features:
  • 55-year and older retirement village
  • Historic bed and breakfast inn
  • Historic homes
  • Office and commercial space
  • Restaurants
Courthouse Village

Powhatan Historical Society


Founded in 1977 and located in the “Old Jail” building behind the Courthouse, the Powhatan Historical Society has a small museum dedicated to Powhatan history. They have tours and publications for anyone interested in learning more about Powhatan County, and conduct a biannual historic home tour. Call 804-598-1139 for more information.

Powhatan Fairgrounds


Conveniently located on Route 60, the fairgrounds play host to numerous events throughout the year to include the following:
  • Annual County Fair
  • Lawn Mower Races sponsored by the Virginia Lawn Mower Racing Association
  • Mahone’s Forge (an historical adventure for school children)

More Information


For upcoming events, call 804-598-2924 or visit their website.

Powhatan State Park on the Historic James


Phase I of the 1,564-acre state park located on the northernmost tip of Powhatan is finally complete. Right now, park offerings are limited but include:
  • Biking
  • Canoe access into the James River
  • Hiking and horse trails
  • Picnic shelters and a playground

More Information


For more information, please call 598-7148 or visit the website.