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Werowocomoco park moves ahead

The National Park at Werowocomoco and The Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail are one step closer to being opened to the public.

This is according to a presentation given to the Gloucester County Board of Supervisors Tuesday night from Kym Hall, superintendent of Colonial National Historical Park. However, no opening date was announced.

According to Hall, the National Park Service has re-initiated the planning process for the park that will celebrate the internationally significant cultural and historical site on the York River where Chief Powhatan lived and subsequently met on several occasions with Captain John Smith. “This is one of the most significant places on the eastern seaboard when it comes to tribal history,” Hall said.

Beginning in January, Hall said face-to-face meetings will begin with tribal representatives, local officials and other stakeholders to help brainstorm an overall vision for the amenities the park will include. She said the fa...

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