Tyndall's Point - The Original Homeland Security
Gloucester Point Beach Park
As far back as 1667, Tyndall's Point in this park at the mouth of the York River served as a defensive fortification for Virginia's colonists. A new walkway lined with landscaping designed to address erosion issues will offer visitors easier and safer access to Tyndall's Point. En route, a series of eight new interpretive panels will explore the site's place in the broader military heritage of the Chesapeake's. Visitors will learn the about the strategic importance of the site and gain a soldier's eye perspective on the work of homeland security in the 17th century.
Amount Funded: $20,898.00
Start Date: 09/15/2005