Ft. Pocahontas at Wilson’s Wharf was the site of the action between the United States Colored Troops (USCTs) and the Confederate Cavalry on 24 May 1864. Although outnumbered by the 2,500 cavalry led by Gen. Fitzhugh Lee, the 1400 USCTs successfully defended the fort under the leadership of Gen. Edward A. Wild. The action comes alive each year during the weekend prior to Memorial Day.
Ft. Pocahontas also offers a beautiful and historic setting for private events and weddings. The Binford House Museum overlooks a bluff on the James River for a scenic backdrop for parties ranging form 20 to 300 people. Coordinator services are included from event planning through the completion of each memorable occasion. The facility is available for viewing by appointment.
National Register of Historic Places
Open by appointment for groups of 10 or more.