Experience life as it was in the nation's yesterdays. Explore the homes and buildings where men like Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, and Patrick Henry inspired the fight for independence.
Scores of original buildings, hundreds of homes, shops, and public buildings are reconstructed over 300 acres - most on their original foundations. See rare animal breeds, old trades being practiced, and the many beautiful gardens.
Walk through the homes of the elite gentry class and everyday people. Period furnishings and knowledgeable costumed interpreters let history surround you in three dimensions. See where Virginia's first signer of the Declaration of Independence, George Wythe, slept. Experience the connection between life and land at Great Hopes Plantation.
Each day there is a host of activities designed just for kids. They can join the colonial militia and prepare to defend the rights of free citizens, act in an 18th-century play, march with the Fifes and Drums, talk to founding fathers, and tend a colonial garden.
Costume rentals are available to complete your child's colonial transformation. In the museums, children can learn about and create works of art based on folk art or decorative arts on exhibit.
Colonial Williamsburg features scores of events and activities that change weekly. On any given day or evening, you'll find a variety of walking tours, arts performances, political speeches, trades demonstrations, military exercises, fife and drum parades, and more.
Tramp Art Exhibit at Colonial Williamsburg Folk Art Museum...Explore this intriguing art form through the study of six objects.
Berkeley Plantation...See the birthplace of Benjamin Harrison, signer of the Declaration of Independence, and President William Henry Harrison.
Busch Gardens Williamsburg...On 2012 with the addition of a pulse-pounding roller coaster, sensational family attractions and the return of exciting seasonal events.
The College of William and Mary...Founded in 1693, W&M is the second oldest college in the nation. Attendees in Presidents George Washington and Thomas Jefferson.
Historic Yorktown...Immerse yourself in 300 years of history. At Yorktown you can experience many 18th-century homes, and picturesque streets are the backdrop for art galleries and antique and specialty shops.
Jamestown Settlement...At Jamestown Settlement, the story of the people who founded Jamestown and of the Virginia Indians they encountered is told through film, gallery exhibits, and living history.
Riverwalk Landing...This beautiful new waterfront development was designed in the spirit of colonial architecture reflected in the town's historic buildings. It features a variety of shops and riverfront dining that provides a daylong shopping, touring, and dining experience.
Sherwood Forest Plantation...Home of John Tyler, 10th president of the United States, Sherwood Forest has remained the home of generations of Tylers. President Tyler's bride brought magnificent furnishings and objects of art to the house, which remain there today.
Watermen's Museum...This is a perfect addition to your visit to Virginia's Historic Triangle of Yorktown, Williamsburg, and Jamestown. Demonstrates the role that Chesapeake Bay watermen played in the shaping of the nation through a historical display of crafts and methods of their trade.
Williamsburg Winery...Virginia's largest winery celebrates over 20 years of production with over 65,000 cases annually and new wine releases throughout the year.
Biking, hiking, fishing, canoeing -the Historic Triangle's natural setting caters to all outdoor activities. Whether you're an adventure buff or simply a nature lover, we guarantee that you'll be able to match your outdoor style to our various outdoor opportunities!