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Great Place for Outdoor Activities

You can spend a day or an hour here with friends and family. They have a picnic area with grills... read more

Reviewed 8 January 2019
Williamsburg, Virginia
Gem I found online!

Celebrating one of the earliest free black settlements, and rejoicing that SOMEONE tried to set... read more

Reviewed 31 December 2018
Rock Hill, SC
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5535 Centerville Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23188-7346
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Reviewed 8 January 2019

You can spend a day or an hour here with friends and family. They have a picnic area with grills for cooking. There are hiking trails, a zip line, a butterfly garden, bike trails and a small but interesting colonial museum.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank competence
Reviewed 31 December 2018

Celebrating one of the earliest free black settlements, and rejoicing that SOMEONE tried to set slavery right, even though it was after his death, was wonderful. His wise stipulations of land, houses, and education for the freed slaves is exciting. We enjoyed seeing this unknown-to-us...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 19 November 2018

The only complaint about freedom park is the bathrooms being so far away from the playground. The hiking trails and botanical gardens are a great addition,

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sarah L
Reviewed 3 November 2018

How lucky are we to have a botanical garden in the neighborhood? I take my girls here all the time in the summer. They practically beg to go see the pretty flowers and butterfly garden. Lots of great photo opportunities and a perfect place to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 22 August 2018

We found Freedom park while looking for the botanical gardens, which is actually in Freedom Park. The park is beautiful, and great for hiking or biking. I would highly recommend bringing a bike. They also have the zip line course (sorry I can't remember the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank jdjcjp3
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

My 20 year old daughter and I stopped at Freedom Park to see the Botanical Gardens. It was very pretty and the Butterfly Garden in particular was fascinating. The garden as a whole was small and certainly not the fanciest I've ever seen, but it...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank lovetotravel777777
Reviewed 20 July 2018

Freedom Park is a mostly natural passive park with lots of walking trails. There is a zipline there as well. We went mainly for the botanical gardens but were a bit disappointed because we were expecting to see a professionally laid out botanical garden but...More

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank john_b_263
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Be sure to see this park. Lovely garden and trails. Check online for special events worth seeing. About 15 minutes from Colonial Williamsburg.

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank 757Marisa1111
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Stopped by the Freedom Park to see the Botanical Gardens and discovered there was more to the park. It is surely and asset to the city to have all the trails and the open areas to have events in. We enjoyed the gardens and viewing...More

Date of experience: May 2018
3  Thank mma536
Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

We stop by to see the Botanical Garden. Interest but small. Early spring flowers. The park is large and a nice drive around. Interesting bike and hiking paths. Slip lines Available.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank David20130609
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Harry S
11 April 2017|
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Response from dfischer91 | Reviewed this property |
Go to jamescitycounty.va.gov and you can drill down to Freedom Park to learn not only is there no entrance fee but also about the many interesting features of this wonderful park.
Paul L
11 April 2016|
Response from Linaka85 | Reviewed this property |
You need your own bikes. There are places to rent, just not at Freedom Park.