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Tourism and Leisure
Tourism and Leisure - James River at Dutch Gap


The James River is one of the most historic rivers in the United States. Artifacts found along its shores date back 11,000 years. From the time that Native Americans lived along the banks of the James River, it was a vital part of the livelihood of Virginia. It played important roles in the Revolutionary War and the Civil War.

Today, it continues to be an important part of the state's economic development and recreational splendor.

Visit the river at Dutch Gap and learn about the river's history and why it flows differently now from how it did when the Citie of Henricus was founded.