Smith's Fort

Visitor Information

217 Smith's Fort Lane
Surry, Virginia 23883

Phone: 757-294-3872
Hours: Smith’s Fort Plantation will be open the months of March through December on Thursday through Saturday between 10-5 and Sunday from 12-5

National Trust for Historic Preservation Member Discount: $1 off Admission prices. May be combined with other offers.


Smith’s Fort plantation is located on the site of Captain John Smith’s planned “New Fort”, sits nestled in the land given by Chief Powhatan as a dowry for his daughter, Pocahontas upon her marriage to John Rolfe in Surry County. Restored by Preservation Virginia (then known as the APVA) in 1933, visitors can now see the site of the 1609 retreat fort and the engaging manor home. Built sometime between 1751 and 1765, the story-and-a-half brick house is laid in Flemish bond and was home to Jacob Faulcon and his family. A gabled roof is accented with dormer windows and the house retains much of the original pine interior paneling and woodwork.