Welcome to Stafford, Virginia
The roots of American history course through Stafford, Virginia. In 1608, Captain John Smith sailed up the Potomac from Jamestown. He encountered Powhatan Princess Pocahontas on our shores. George Washington grew to manhood on his family farm in Southern Stafford. Thousands of Union soldiers camped here, and thousands more African-Americans self-emancipated through Aquia Landing in the spring of 1862. Today, Stafford is within driving distance of Washington D.C., and the capital’s influence has rubbed off on our attractions, recreation and dining experiences. Stafford is a treasure you have to dig for, but once uncovered bears unique and exciting fruits. Rediscover Stafford.