Williamsburg, Virginia, also known as Colonial Williamsburg, is America’s largest interactive history museum, located just a few hours south of Washington, DC. The 301-acre restored 18th-century capital city of Virginia transports visitors back in time to the period of the American Revolution. Beating drums, trilling fifes, firework displays, theatrical programs and interpretive characters are just a few of the entertainment elements that Colonial Williamsburg uses to spark your interest in 18th-century Virginia.
In the Williamsburg area you will find everything you need for a unique vacation experience. Step back in time to learn about the founding of America.
Visit Jamestown where Britain established its first colony. Here you can see and explore full size replicas of the Susan Constant, Godspeed and Discovery that sailed with 104 men and boys to settle in a strange new world in May,1607. The site’s museum and reconstructed village vividly display and demonstrate life in the settlement.
Walk the streets of Colonial Williamsburg where the colonist took the daring step toward liberty in 1774. Visit the shops of the colony’s merchants and learn how they supported themselves and the growing economy. Dine on colonial fare at Christiana Campbell’s and King’s Arms Tavern. Tour the Governor’s Palace, Capitol, Powder Magazine, Raleigh Tavern and so much more. Shop in 18th Century stores.
Stroll on the campus of William & Mary, America’s second oldest institution of higher education where Jefferson and other founders of our nation were educated.
Just a few miles away you can explore the battlefields of Yorktown where the Colonist and French fleet defeated Cornwallis in 1781.
Want a break from the past? Busch Gardens, one of the “Roller Coaster Capitols of the World” and Water Country USA are just down the road.
Because of the area’s mild winters, Golf is a year around pleasure with nationally famous courses in Colonial Williamsburg and nearby.
And then there’s shopping at the Candle Factory Outlet Mall, Williamsburg Outlet Mall, Williamsburg Pottery Factory, Prime Outlets of Williamsburg and Toano Toy Works.
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