The people of Charles City have been graciously welcoming visitors ever since Captain John Smith called upon the Chickahominy Indians to trade for corn in the winter of 1607. Unspoiled
are three words that describe the county today. Unspoiled forests, fields and rivers provide great opportunities for fishing, bird watching, boating, biking and walking. The unhurried pace offers a rejuvenating escape for those seeking to stay in a quaint bed and breakfast inn or dine in a unique setting. An uncommon opportunity to see great plantations in their original, unspoiled landscape is provided by the county’s unparalleled collection of James River Plantations. And what a surprise to find the finest collection of Russian Realism paintings outside Russia today, a museum of antique farm equipment and an Indian powwow all in one county? Come visit our small, unspoiled corner of America today! We’re just a short drive from Jamestown, Richmond or Williamsburg.