Williamsburg, Virginia: Presidents Park (Gone)

Eighteen-foot-tall busts of every U.S. President along winding pathways. Too bad -- they couldn't afford the Obama head, and went out of business in 2010. Site was bulldozed, 43 heads moved to private farm property.

Hours:
Sept. 30, 2010 - Closed.
Status:
Gone

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Presidents Park

Presidents Park lives! Well, sort of. John Plashal Photography holds events about eight times a year on the private property on which the President heads now reside. There are two types of events: "Ruins Of Presidents Park" and "Presidents Heads Light Painting Workshop." Tickets can be purchased through johnplashalphoto.com. Access to the heads outside of these events is not possible.

[Steven Lederman, 10/22/2021]

There has been much talk over the years of returning the heads to a more public spot, but they remain out of view on private farmland.

Presidents' Park

The contractor had to bash large holes in the top of each President's skull to attach rigging cables to the steel framework inside each head to lift them up onto the flatbed trailer when he moved them.

[Bill L., 03/01/2016]

The Presidents Heads are currently off limits on the contractor's private land. He has stated repeatedly that visitors are not welcome. Don't try to visit. The contractor wants to move the heads to a public park, but doesn't have the money right now.

Presidents Park

The park is closed, but the heads were moved a few miles to the contractor's farm on Fenton Mill Road in Croaker, Virginia. From I-64 take exit 231-B to Rte 607, then right onto Fenton Mill Road. The heads are just a few hundred yards down the road, in a field. In winter you can see them through the trees from the westbound lanes of I-64 near milepost 232.

[Bill L., 01/07/2014]

We've spoken with the contractor, who helped build the attraction. He hopes to find a buyer who will take all the heads, move them somewhere nearby, and reopen the park. One couple, he said, recently asked if they could be married next to the Lincoln head, but the contractor had to refuse -- as he refuses all requests to get near the heads -- because he's not a licensed tourist attraction.

President's Park

This park is amazing, but it is CLOSING FOREVER on September 30, 2010.

[Alphonse, 09/15/2010]

We've heard Obama blamed for this. The park couldn't afford to buy an Obama head, which might have attracted enough tourist interest to keep them going. After the park closes, the giant heads will be sold off.

Presidents Park

This was a little pricey but if you're a history buff, want great photo ops, or a teacher (like me), then this place is well worth the visit.

We spent about an hour reading the placards on each president - and taking pictures of course! This is the oval office and you have to pay $5 to use your own camera to take as many pictures as you would like...no one was working back there so we snuck by the desk to get a cool picture with the Obamas. Speaking of, the staff there did not know when Obama's statue would be erected.

The gift shop is truly lacking in merchandise. Even some of the postcards weren't that great - however, they have popular president postcards you can buy if you forget your camera.

[woodygirl, 04/06/2010]
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