Poquoson, Virginia

Poquoson, Virginia

Things to See and Do in Poquoson

Poquoson, Virginia is located at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay, on the Poquoson River – northeast of Hampton.

This small city, with a population of about 12,000 residents, was chartered in 1631.  “Poquoson” is an Indian word meaning “marshy lowlands.”

Poquoson offers a selection of unique shops including antiques, art galleries, gift shops, and a tea room.  These businesses host two annual events for shoppers; one in March and a holiday open house on the 1st weekend of November.

Poquoson is also located close to other area destinations such as Williamsburg, Yorktown, and the Newport News Mariners Museum, which features ship models, figureheads, scrimshaw, steam engines, and more.

The annual Poquoson Seafood Festival attracts visitors on the third weekend of each October.

Poquoson Area Marinas


Dare Marina & Yacht Sales.  Dare Marina & Yacht Sales is located on Chrisman’s Creek, offering a protected deep water harbor minutes from the Chesapeake Bay, where customers can enjoy some of the best fishing and cruising grounds on the East Coast.  Located on Chrisman’s Creek, off the Poquoson River, near Yorktown, VA.  821 Railway Road, Yorktown, VA 23692.  www.daremarina.com

Poquoson Real Estate

See real estate listings in the Poquoson area.

Poquoson Links

City of Poquoson:  the official city website.

Poquoson.com: the website for, by and about Poquoson.

Poquoson Seafood Festival:  information on the annual event

Restaurants:  a website with information on where to eat.