Where else can you see King Richard, engage in a spy mission, run for the dream, and take part in a new food and wine festival in the old country? Only in Williamsburg, Virginia, where we offer an experience like no other.
Prepare yourselves for exciting daily action on the streets when the new Revolutionary City opens this summer. Revolutionary City® programming returns with engaging opportunities to storm the Governor’s Palace with the town’s people and militia, bear witness to the first reading of the Declaration of Independence, and join the citizens as the general prepares them for the impending battle at Yorktown.
Trace the rise of southern society in Painters and Paintings in the Early American South, a groundbreaking exhibition at the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum, one of the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg. Featuring more than 80 paintings made in the early American South or imported to the region between 1740 and 1790 and drawing on collections from New York to New Orleans, this is the most comprehensive study of prominent paintings in the early American South.
Festival Williamsburg returns for its 2013 season. Join us for performances by Arturo Sandoval; Bravo Broadway, featuring Debbie Gravitte, Christiane Noll, and Doug LaBrecque; and the hot jazz sound of Hot Sardines. Tickets are on sale now. May 24-27. (757) 282-2800
The Threads of Feeling exhibition examines textile tokens from London’s Foundling Hospital and explores what they reveal about society and 18th-century life. Opens May 25. DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum.
Run for the Dream . . . where our founders walked. Participate in the third annual 5K and half-marathon, which benefit two great causes: Wounded Warriors and An Achievable Dream. June 1. 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Take a delicious tour of the world’s most beautiful theme park at the first “Busch Gardens® Food & Wine Festival.” This all-new event will feature superb foods, wines and other refreshments from around the world. Now you can visit France, Spain and Germany to get a culinary and spirited sampling of the European culture. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from May 31 through June 23. Admission to the festival is included with park admission, and individual tastings range in price from $3.00 – $7.00. Bon appétit!
Jamestown and Yorktown
See more than 60 objects at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown in ”Jamestown’s Legacy to the American Revolution,” at Jamestown Settlement. The special exhibition examines the lives of Revolutionary War-era descendants of people associated with the 17th-century capital of Virginia. (757) 253-4838.
Yorktown Market Days feature more than 35 local farmers and producers, and over 20 local artists and vendors throughout the season. Fresh produce, meat and seafood, baked goods, coffee, specialty cut flowers, quality art, live musical entertainment provided by “Susan & Lloyd” (Folk/Americana) and much more. Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
The Yorktown Victory Center is undergoing revitalization for a renewed perspective on the meaning and impact of the revolution. A reconfigured site plan will feature a new facility with expanded, state-of-the-art gallery exhibits and enhanced outdoor interpretive programming. The Yorktown Victory Center continues to welcome visitors daily while work is under way, and a new name – American Revolution Museum at Yorktown – will debut upon the project’s completion in late 2016.