Winter Fun in Williamsburg
Don’t let the cold weather keep you indoors. Williamsburg boasts a variety of winter fun that’s sure to please the whole family.
- Get some fresh air. Williamsburg winters have moderate temperatures and plenty of sunshine. So grab your family and walk the streets of Colonial Williamsburg, tour the Yorktown Battlefield, pound the pavement in some fantastic shopping districts and go birding along the York River. Who says you can’t have fun in the sun during the winter?
Experience a special behind-the-scenes look at Colonial Williamsburg with Pull Back the Curtain, January 2 – February 15. Go backstage and meet the curators, conservators, archaeologists and actor who bring history to life.
Discover the story of America’s beginnings at Jamestown Settlement, where an introductory film and extensive gallery exhibits chronicle the Powhatan Indian, English and west central African cultures in 1600s Virginia. Outdoors from January 7 – February 15, enjoy 90-minute guided tours of the Powhatan Indian village, 1607 ships and fort hourly from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Retreat to the indoors at the Yorktown Victory Center for a look at the experiences of ordinary men and women during the American Revolution through engaging gallery exhibits. Outdoors from January 7 – February 15, explore the re-created Continental Army encampment and 1780s farm on 60-minute guided tours offered hourly from 10:05 a.m. to 4:05 p.m.
Book a romantic evening (or two) for Valentine’s Day. Williamsburg features dozens of lovely getaways, resorts, B&B’s and spas. Start your planning here.
Learn something new about things that are old. Whether it’s quilt making, 18th-century architecture, colonial fashion or life on a plantation, there’s a long list of seminars and exhibits happening this winter in Williamsburg from which you can choose. Start your search here.