Cre8tive Works Cafe
is open for prepared meals. Call (757) 503-3209 for daily
menu/specials; located in the old drug store next to the
Surry Post Office, 79 Colonial Trail E. Surry, VA 23883.
Surry Seafood Company - is open with outdoor
dining, take-out and curbside service available. NO RESERVATIONS
- guests are encouraged to call ahead.
Plantation State Park -park and trails are open,
public restrooms open for guests, Farm and Forestry Museum
is closed until further notice; please deposit $7 entrance
fee per vehicle at the gate; please be mindful of social
distancing recommendations while onsite; beach access is
for fishing and exercising only; campground expected to
open 5/21/20 with restrictions; pool will remain closed
for the season.
Castle and Smith's
Fort - grounds are open; please be mindful of social
Roads Winery - guests can now enjoy a glass of wine
or a slushie in the beautiful outdoors; staff are providing
"old-fashioned car-hop service; just without the roller
skates." Take the farm tour and enjoy some time with
the goats. Call ahead, order curbside, or order online
Ham Shop (Surry) - is now open for in-shop purchases,
facemasks are required and available in the shop for $1,
maximum 5 customers in the shop at any time; curb-side pick-up
still available; product displays, including meat offerings,
are in shop windows along with their limited sandwich menu
(without lettuce & tomato)
Joe's Greenhouse and Florist - local home delivery
and curbside service available (please call ahead); vegetable
plants, onions and potatoes for planting; flowering plants;
fresh tomatoes and eggs available for purchase; please be
mindful of social distancing recommendations
Castle Supply, Inc. - fully cooked country ham slices,
food flavorings, eggs, cheese, and whole country hams; please
be mindful of social distancing recommendations
Brothers, Inc. - in-store and curbside service available
Pizza & Italian Restaur - orders can be called
in and picked up at the window during regular hours
Colonial Trail Seafood Market -open with in-store
United -in-store and curbside service available
for Kicks Cupcakes & More LLC ..Janette Epps Johnson
- open Saturdays and Sundays, call ahead - curbside service
Equipment is open Mon-Sat for auto parts & service;
tractor and lawnmower sales, parts & service; curbside
parts pick-up available, sanitation of vehicles serviced,
plexiglass barriers & staff PPE
Until such time as it is safe to re-open all of our shops
and attractions: We miss you, and we'll be waiting for you!
Pat Bernshausen, DMO
Surry County, Virginia
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Surry County Tourism |
After careful consideration of all the facts
and the Governor's directives, Surry
County has made the decision to temporarily close our
Visitors Center. The ultimate goal, of course,
is to keep our visitors and staff healthy, reduce the
opportunity for contamination, and decrease the chances
of exposure. For the well-being of all, we feel that this
decision is the most responsible option.
Additionally, most of the tourism attractions in Surry
County have reached similar conclusions, and have announced
temporary closures and cancellation of indoor activities
and programming. Ferry service to and from Surry via the
Jamestown-Scotland Ferry is limited to hourly service,
and guests are requested to remain in their vehicles.
Guests are advised to call ahead to businesses and attractions
before making the trip to Surry. Additional information
may be obtained from the Surry County Tourism Coordinator,
Pat Bernshausen, by calling (757) 294-0644.
Thank you! Stay safe & stay well.
Welcome to the...
Beginning in 1607,
Jamestown settlers affectionately called the opposite
shore of the James River the "Surrey Side" to
honor their homeland.
The Jamestown colony was perceived as a miniature London,
because it lay on both sides of the James River as London
lies on the Thames. The section of London south of the
Thames is in the shire of Surrey, so settlements on the
south side of the James River were referenced as "over
on the Surrey side". The name "Surry" was
retained when the county was chartered in 1652.
Native American tribes under the Powhatan Confederation
occupied this area. They regarded it as sacred tribal land,
and grudgingly gave way as the Jamestown colonists settled
here and began what we know as English North America.
Prior to the Civil War,
had the largest population of freemen in the country. Today,
many of these same families can trace their heritage to
the Jamestown era of the 1600s and ancestors who were never
slaves. Land and cemeteries are still owned by descendants
of the original families.
For more information, contact the
African-American Heritage Society
Civil War History -
The Confederacy considered Surry County's riverfront the
most defensible section of the James River and fortified
Jamestown Island and Swann's Point. The Union found Surry
to be an integral part of their communications between Fortress
Monroe in Hampton, VA, and City Point, outside Petersburg.
An underwater telegraph cable was laid from Jamestown to
Swann's Point and continued to City Point by land.