Smith's Fort Plantation
The property received its name from Smith's Fort, built on a bluff above Gray's Creek in 1609 by Captain John Smith as a retreat in the event of an Indian attack. Directly across from Jamestown, it was 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. Its architectural significance lies in the interior where much of the original woodwork still exists. Hours: April through October --- Wednesday through Sunday 12 to 5 p.m. March & November --- Saturdays and Sundays 12 to 5 p.m. Admission: Adults $8.00; AAA $7; Children (under 6 are free); Seniors (55 ) $6.00; Children between 6 and 17 years old $5.00. Official Historic Site of Preservation Virginia.