Williamsburg is a quaint town filled with history. Some of the top attractions in this eastern Virginia town explore the roots of our nation. In America’s Historic Triangle, you’ll find Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown and Yorktown, all of which provide a unique insight into the history of America.
At Colonial Williamsburg, visitors are immersed in 18th Century culture. There are historically preserved and reconstructed buildings, shops, houses and taverns. Plus, there are authentic costumed interpreters that make you feel as if you stepped back in time. The reenactments are also very engaging and programs like “Revolutionary City” are family-friendly and educational. There are also nighttime programs, like “Cry Witch”, that involve historically documented accounts that are interactive and one-of-a-kind. Dining options at Colonial Williamsburg are also a great treat, as they focus on delicious food served in authentic settings.
Jamestown Settlement traces the history of Jamestown, though an exceptional gallery and exhibits, and life-size recreations of a Powhatan Indian Village, James Fort and three ships built to replicate the ships settlers arrived on. Docked along the coast, the ships – Godspeed, Susan Constant and Discovery – allow visitors to climb aboard and see what travelers may have felt like on their incredible journey. There is a lot to explore at Jamestown Settlement, so be sure to allot a couple of hours for your visit.
Yorktown is home to the Yorktown Victory Center, which pays tribute to the Revolutionary era. There is a living history Continental Army encampment, as well as a recreated 1780’s farm.
There is a lot to see and do in Williamsburg Virginia. Visit today to discover America’s past!