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Fort Boykin

7410 Fort Boykin Trl, Smithfield, VA 23430-2638
+1 757-357-0115
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Waste of time

I got pictures of signs discussing the fort which was by the parking lot, but other than that I was... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2017
Linda H
Cincinnati, Ohio
A true piece of Virginia history

We visited Fort Boykin because that is where my husband's great great grandfather went to enlist in... read more

Reviewed 26 November 2016
Leslie H
Suffolk, Virginia
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  • Poor22%
  • Terrible11%
13 Jul 2017
“Waste of time”
26 Nov 2016
“A true piece of Virginia history”
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7410 Fort Boykin Trl, Smithfield, VA 23430-2638
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Reviewed 13 July 2017

I got pictures of signs discussing the fort which was by the parking lot, but other than that I was unable to find anything to actually see. I walked up and then down some steps-nothing was marked, saw no cannons and no additional signage. I...More

Thank Linda H
Reviewed 26 November 2016

We visited Fort Boykin because that is where my husband's great great grandfather went to enlist in the 9th Virginia Infantry during the Civil War. There was very little of the actual fort still visible, but there were signs posted giving descriptions of where we...More

Thank Leslie H
Reviewed 22 October 2016

We were looking for a place to let the kids stretch their legs before a family event. This place was set at the end of a road with nice parking. As you wander through ancient towering trees and see what is left of the fort...More

Thank tdngjj
Reviewed 5 September 2016

not much of a beach, and the bathrooms were horrible , toilets had not been clean since gosh knows when. not really anything to do.

Thank Victoria Y
Reviewed 22 June 2016

You can get in a nice hike part of which which will take you along the beach. If you want more, come out of the park and turn right on the road. There is very little traffic and you will wind up hiking along the...More

Thank Oranutan1
Reviewed 9 June 2016

I didn't know what to expect. We had a very nice visit. Quiet beach area. My wife and walked the grounds. Seems popular with the locals.

Thank thirdeyeblind
Reviewed 25 March 2016

Combined with Fort Huger, these "forts" were important James river defense positions for centuries. Of the two, Fort Huger has more to see with reproduction canons and walkways above the river. However, Fort Boykins is largely untouched and a nice quiet park-like setting.

Thank rca2011
Reviewed 2 January 2016

A local favorite for photographers and beach fans alike. This is a Civil War fort and has markers and information on such. The best part of this location however, is the beach. This James River spot is a perfect setting for a photo shoot or...More

Thank MissVA2006
Reviewed 15 October 2015

We envisioned visiting a typical fort with stone walls, cannons, etc., but that is not what we found. Fort Boykin was an earthen fort that was abandoned almost 200 years ago so there is nothing much left to see. This is really a park and...More

1  Thank Bill M
Reviewed 7 September 2015

I was very excited to see this piece of history, but found a picnic table, a dirt drive and a garbage can instead. I tried walking back through the woods to get to the site, but found a dry open field and a closed to...More

Thank Pamela H
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