Step back in time to the days of the Founding Fathers and the Revolutionary War at Colonial Williamsburg. The interactive, living-history museum--which covers 122 hectares (301 acres)--is actually a network of restored Colonial structures manned by costumed, in-character employees. Ride in a rented horse-drawn carriage down the cobblestone streets past the Governor's Palace and Capitol Building. Walk through Merchants Square, an 18th-century marketplace dotted with original storefronts. Take part in America’s fight for independence during a reenactment of the storming of the Governor's Palace or the march to victory at Yorktown. You can even participate in a trial. Purchase the combined Historic Triangle ticket for discounted entries to Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown, and Yorktown. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Williamsburg holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Colonial Williamsburg and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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Really glad we finally got down to see Williamsburg. Downtown is a great area with a TON of history, much of which they did a great job to protect and cherish. Great place for family and couples getaw... more »
For the price of single-day passes, the attractions were underwhelming. My husband & I are history buffs, so we enjoyed the tours at the governor’s palace and the capital building. However, a lot of t... more »
I have been visiting and supporting CW for over 30 years, and it keeps getting better. It’s a living history museum completely restored to the 1770’s, around the time of the American Revolution. Most trades are represented, such as cooper, blacksmith, weaver, milliner, apothecary (my favorite), and a host of others. They recreate the activities of daily life as they were in colonial times, and you can witness court proceedings, speeches, and all kinds of presentations. If you want to see history come alive, you want to visit CW! Also, make sure to get a reservation at the King’s Arms Tavern for a real colonial meal served by candle light.
Williamsburg was amazing, the story behind Williamsburg and how it helped shape our Nation is vital to appreciate what we have. The tours are great and reasonable. With your tickets your invited to enter in many of the shops and houses their. Were they are dressed in colonial clothes and mimic the 1700's. We were impressed with how much there is to do in Williamsburg Colonial district. We plan on going back and taken our kids next time. Truly an amazing place to visit. And Yorktown and Jamestown are just a short distance away
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