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Williamsburg VA Attractions | Historic Attractions, Theme Parks & Other Events

Live Shows. Spirits. Spies! Jamestown Settlement - aboard Susan Constant Plan your adventure to Williamsburg where you can explore a treetop adventure, and participate in an interactive spy mission (all in the same day!).  There are world-class roller coasters, Broadway-styled live shows and a sunset voyage on a pirate ship. Walk along the beach, and bike the miles of scenic trails along the Colonial Parkway.  Raise your glass in an actual vineyard, and toast the modern day conveniences of 18th-century museums. Visit Williamsburg.  Experience the fun.

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Alliance Tall Ship Cruises

Set Sail for Adventure aboard the Yorktown schooners Serenity and Alliance! You will return to the by-gone days of old sailing ships. The knowledgeable crew will harmonize past with present as you sail down the York River past the battlefield where our country won its independence and view the Victory Monument. You may see dolphins […] Read More »

Berkeley Plantation

Plantation on the James River. Berkeley is the most historic plantation on the James River. Visit the site of the first official Thanksgiving (1619), as well as the birthplace of Benjamin Harrison and President William Henry Harrison, our 9th president. Taps was composed here (1862) at the Civil War headquarters of General McClellan. Enjoy the […] Read More »

Busch Gardens Williamsburg

Busch Gardens® opens for the 2015 season on March 27 and offers fun for the whole family with thrilling roller coasters, world-class dining and shopping options and kid-friendly attractions. The world’s most beautiful theme park celebrates 40 years of family entertainment in 2015 with in-park displays, special remembrances and memorable experiences. This spring marks the […] Read More »

Colonial Williamsburg

With so Much to See and Do, Stay and Make Some History Discover Colonial Williamsburg and become a citizen of the Revolutionary City. Engage with the local community and experience firsthand the daily struggles of wartime. Explore our art museums, unleash your inner spy in our latest RevQuest: Save the Revolution! mission, tee off a game […] Read More »

Go Ape Treetop Adventure

Located just minutes from downtown Williamsburg in the historic Freedom Park, Go Ape is a unique and highly interactive treetop adventure. Upon arriving at the Go Ape cabin, participants are equipped with harnesses, pulleys and carabiners and given training before being let loose into the forest canopy, free to swing through the trees 40-50 above […] Read More »

Historic Jamestowne

NEW! July 28, 2015 – A team of archaeologists and scientists from the Jamestown Rediscovery Foundation at Historic Jamestowne and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History  has identified the remains of four men buried in a church discovered recently at Jamestown dating to 1608. This church is also where Pocahontas married John Rolfe. The […] Read More »

Historic Yorktown

A revolutionary riverfront treasure. Historic Yorktown, a 15 minute drive from Williamsburg along the scenic Colonial Parkway, is most remembered as the site of the pivotal victory in the American Revolutionary War. This picturesque waterfront village offers history, art, concerts, special events, shopping and water fun – it’s a must-see for visitors to America’s Historic […] Read More »

Jamestown Settlement

It’s a perfect time to visit Jamestown Settlement, where visitors are immersed in the world of America’s first permanent English colony. Trace the evolution of the log canoe in “Working and Racing on the Bay: The Chesapeake Log Canoe,” a Jamestown Settlement special exhibition in partnership with The Mariners’ Museum on display through September 8, 2015.  View […] Read More »

Mariners’ Museum and Park

The Mariners’ Museum, America’s National Maritime Museum, is one of the largest and most comprehensive maritime history museums in the world. For more than 75 years, The Mariners’ Museum has illustrated the spirit of seafaring adventure, assembling a renowned and strikingly diverse collection of more than 35,000 maritime artifacts, including figureheads, ship models, historic paintings […] Read More »

Ripley’s Believe It Or Not!

Over 350 Exhibits and More! Winter Hours (through the end of February):  Regular hours on Monday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Tuesdays & Thursdays, 12 – 5 pm. Closed on Wednesdays.  Robert Ripley was called “the modern Marco Polo” because of his lifelong obsession with travel. During his career, Ripley visited 198 countries, traveling a distance […] Read More »

Sherwood Forest Plantation

Home of President John Tyler, 10th President of the United States. It has remained the home of generations of Tylers and is currently the home to President Tyler’s grandson, Harrison Ruffin Tyler, and his family. President Tyler brought his bride, Julia Gardiner Tyler, of Gardiner’s Island, New York, to Sherwood Forest. She brought magnificent furnishings […] Read More »

Shirley Plantation

Now this is a plantation. What does Shirley Plantation have to offer that no other plantation can? We tell the story of the Hill-Carter family, eye witnesses to eleven generations of American history. To this day, the eleventh generation continues to own, operate, and work this grand southern plantation. Shirley Plantation is Virginia’s first plantation […] Read More »

The College of William and Mary

Founded in 1693, the College of William and Mary is the nation’s second oldest college. It has a long history of liberal arts education and a growing research and science curriculum that demonstrates a strong commitment to undergraduate research. As one of the country’s top-ranked small public universities, the College enrolls about 7,500 undergraduate and […] Read More »

Virginia Living Museum

View endangered red wolves. Get up close to a loggerhead turtle and jellyfish. See playful otters and frogs that change colors. Touch live spider crabs and fossilized dinosaur tracks. It’s all at the Virginia Living Museum, Newport News, where living exhibits depict Virginia’s natural heritage from the mountains to the sea. The museum introduces visitors to more than 250 living […] Read More »

Water Country USA | Water Park in Williamsburg Virginia

Dive into refreshing summertime fun at Water Country USA®, Virginia’s largest water park. Just three miles west of Busch Gardens, Water Country USA has state-of-the-art water rides and resort-style amenities. Guests can take an epic journey on the park’s newest thrill ride – Colossal Curl™. True to its name, this mega slide delivers a high-adrenaline, […] Read More »

Watermen’s Museum

From its location on the York River to its indoor and outdoor exhibits, the museum gives visitors insight into the impact that watermen have had on the history, economy and acology of this region for over 400 years. This museum at the York River waterfront tells the story of “Wooden Boats and Iron Men”.  Exhibits […] Read More »

Williamsburg Winery, Ltd.

The Williamsburg Winery was established in 1985 by the Duffeler family. The first wine produced, Governor’s White, was released in 1988 and won a Gold Medal within two weeks. Today, the Governor’s White is the most popular wine made at the winery. Wines produced here are appealing to a broad range of wine lovers from […] Read More »

Yorktown Battlefield | Historic Attractions in Yorktown Virginia

See where American independence was won at the Yorktown Battlefield, administered by the National Park Service as part of the Colonial National Historical Park. Here on October 19, 1781, British forces under Lord Charles Cornwallis surrendered to the combined American and French armies led by General George Washington, concluding the battle that signaled the beginning of the end of the fight for American independence.

Yorktown Victory Center

It’s a perfect time to discover the story of the American Revolution. To gain an understanding of events that led to America’s war for independence and the impact of the war upon ordinary men and women, visit the Yorktown Victory Center, a museum of the American Revolution. In August, enjoy “Tools of the Trade” theme month […] Read More »