Local Partners:

City of Tappahannock, Virginia

Essex County Museum and Historical Society

Essex County

Northern Neck Historical Society

Northern Neck Association of Museums

Virtual Voyage

2007 Voyage Main Page

Tappahannock, Virginia
August 12, 2007
Hours: 10am-5pm

The John Smith shallop will arrive in Tappahannock to participate in the commemoration of John Smith's 1608 voyage of exploration.  Come to June Parker Marina to view the shallop, meet the crew, and tour the interactive exhibit tent.  Admission is free.


In 1608, this area was inhabited by the Rappahannock Indians, whose ire Smith raised after he accepted the the hospitality of a rival tribe. Upon approach of the Rappahannock village, Smith was lured into a trap that turned out to be an ambush. After a barrage of arrows, Smith fought back and overcame the Rappahannock, looting the Indian dead and stealing their canoes as they left.
View John Smith's original map