Get a firsthand look at America’s founding in colonial Williamsburg, Va. Relive the early days of settlement and experience life in 18th century America through re-enactments and restored structures.
Founded in 1632 on land between the James and York Rivers, Williamsburg was the capital of the Colony of Virginia from 1699 to 1780. As such, it served as the heart of events in Virginia leading up to the American Revolution. Williamsburg, Yorktown and Jamestown form what is known as the Historic Triangle, an area that sees more than four million tourists each year.
What to do in Williamsburg, Va
A city of just over 14,000 people, Williamsburg offers a mix of the old as well as the new for families of all sizes. The heart and soul, of course, is colonial Williamsburg. Celebrating America’s early years and founding, colonial Williamsburg allows guests to immerse themselves in settlement life.
Meet the people of the time: the tradespeople, leaders and others (yes, even the enslaved). Experience life in revolutionary times, storm the Governor’s Palace, witness the battles and the arrival of the Declaration of Independence, and actually relive that tumultuous but important era in American history.
There is so much else to see and do in the greater Willamsburg area. Nearby sites and destinations include the historic communities of Jamestowne and Yorktown, as well as Jamestowne Settlement and Yorktown Battlefield. For a more contemporary escape, visit Busch Garden or Water Country USA (a water park).
Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport (PHF) is just 20 miles from Williamsburg. It is served by major carriers including Delta, Frontier and US Airways. Rent a car, grab a taxi, or hop aboard a Hampton Roads Transit bus.
Places to stay in Williamsburg
There are many fine resorts and hotels in the Williamsburg area. One to consider is Kings Creek Plantation. Set in the rolling hills of York County and just three miles from Yorktown, Kings Creek Plantation offers a fully array of amenities. The roomy accommodations are augmented by an indoor aquatic center with lap pool, a hot tub and sauna, along with a gym featuring Cybex equipment.
Outside, Kings Creek Plantation offers you a clubhouse with heated outdoor pools, children’s playground, tennis courts and picnic areas with barbeque grills.
Of course, you’re here to experience Colonial Williamsburg and area attractions. Staying at Kings Creek Plantation puts you close to Williamsburg’s Historic Triangle. You’re also near Williamsburg National Golf Club, Water Country USA and Busch Gardens.
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