350+ years of Stafford History

D-1.5/T-1.5/ D-5 miles Stafford has been a crossroads for many important events and travelers in history. From Pocahontas and Captain John Smith, to George Washington and his famous fabled “chopping of the cherry tree,” to the countless Civil War soldiers’ encampments and hospitals. Stafford has centuries of tales to tell. Captain John Smith sailed up the Potomac from Jamestown to present-day Stafford and set foot on its shores. Powhatan Indian princess, Pocahontas, was kidnapped from Stafford’s Indian Point. All of this took place before Stafford County was formally established in 1664. Stafford’s fisheries, tobacco plantations, iron works and flour mills were major suppliers to Great Britain in the Colonial period. The port town of Falmouth, located on the Rappahannock River, was established in 1728 by the same charter that created Fredericksburg. This Adventure Lab will take you to some of the historic places in North Stafford. There is a Bonus cache. The clue is available at one of the stages.

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