Situated between the James and Appomattox Rivers, you’ll find a town rich with history in Chester. Hotels in this area have affordable rates and a great location so you can save money and enjoy small town charm by booking with Choice Hotels in Chester, VA.
Located in Chesterfield County and bounded by the cities of Richmond, Petersburg, Hopewell and Colonial Heights, Chester’s original "downtown" was a stop on the Richmond and Petersburg Railroad. The Chester Station was the scene of a battle during the American Civil War.
Chester today is a commuter town along State Route 10. Recent commercial development in Chester has emerged at the sprawling intersection of SR 10 and U.S. Route 1 (Jefferson Davis Highway) near the on-ramp to Interstate 95.
Conveniently just a few miles from the I-95 Chester/Hopewell exit is Henricus Historical Park, a first-class attraction commemorating the second successful English settlement in this country. It was built along the James River on land inhabited by the Appomattocks tribe, where Pocahontas grew up and harsh battles with the English ensued. It is also where the marriage between Pocahontas and John Rolfe took place. Patrick Henry delivered his famous "Give me liberty or give me death" speech at nearby St. John's Church.
In Chester, you’ll have close proximity to conservation areas which offer great options for running, hiking, cycling, birding and kayaking/canoeing. View live animals and investigate nature exhibits at Rockwood Nature Center, a log cabin-style facility immersed in the Rockwood Park forest
Visit Chester’s R. Garland Dodd Park at Point of Rocks a 176-acre park with several athletic facilities, picnic and nature areas and a system of trails including a floating boardwalk through a freshwater tidal marsh. Even this area holds historical importance, as the land was the southern end of the Union position during the Bermuda Hundred Campaign.
After a day of sightseeing is deposited in the memory banks, enjoy the great savings and welcoming amenities you can expect when you stay at one of our Choice Hotels in Chester, VA. Book a room online now!
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