Virginia’s state parks are filled with beautiful landscapes, natural wonders, and oftentimes, a fascinating perspective of days gone by. That’s certainly the case at False Cape State Park, whose name signifies the confusion travelers felt when mistaking the coast for Cape Henry. This grave mistake would lure ships into shallow waters, where they would become shipwrecked. In fact, one of the first settled communities of the area, Wash Woods, fell to that very destiny. Today, you can see the remnants of this shipwrecked ghost town hidden away in the woods.

Have you ever experienced the abandoned town of Wash Woods at False Cape State Park? If so, we’d love to hear all about your time there! For more information, be sure to check out the official Virginia State Park website.

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