Directions to the Virginia Oyster Restoration Center

Virginia ORC at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS)
1200 Franklin Rd
Gloucester Point, VA 23062

From I-64 on the Virginia Peninsula

  • Take the Ft. Eustis Blvd. exit toward Yorktown (take a left onto Jefferson for just a few yards before immediately turning right onto Ft. Eustis Blvd.).
  • Go about three miles and take a left on Rt. 17, also known as George Washington Memorial Highway.
  • Cross the Coleman Bridge over the York River and pay a $2.00 toll.
  • Take a right at the first traffic light after the toll booth (Lafayette Heights Dr.) then turn right on Greate Rd.
  • Pass the VIMS campus, follow the road as it bends to the right under the Coleman Bridge.
  • Stay on this road, and continue through the boat yard. There will be CBF signage instructing you where to park.

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