Rainy Day Activities in Williamsburg, Virginia

Busch Gardens Williamsburg

True, most rides and activities are outdoors – however, if by chance you do get some rain on your day trip to the park, don’t worry!  Use this time to see one of the many main stage shows.  Grab a bite to eat AND see a show at Das Festhaus.

Colonial Williamsburg Museums

It’s a great outdoor museum, but come rain, be sure to visit the indoor museums at Colonial Williamsburg – Basset Hall, the Williamsburg home of John D. Rockefeller, Jr.; the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum; and the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum.

Jamestown Settlement

Jamestown Settlement is famous for its remarkable outdoor exhibits, including its re-created Powhatan Indian Village and ship replicas – but should you encounter a little bad weather, you must check out the impressive indoor museum.  This addition to the Settlement is quite remarkable and explores the three cultures that converged at Jamestown – the Powhatan Indians, the English settlers and the Africans.

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum & 4-D Theater

The perfect rainy day activity!  This museum keeps any visitor entertained and fascinated with its 11 outrageous galleries!  Oddball exhibits include dinosaur eggs, a shrunken head and so much more.

The Virginia Living Museum

When it’s raining, take the time to visit with the animals of the region.  With so many different exhibits, you’ll think you’re outside on a mountain, inside a forest or lurking in a swamp! It’s great rainy day fun without feeling like you’re indoors!

Yankee Candle

Set in the backdrop of a quaint small town, this amazing collection of stores is all indoors!  In addition to the vast selection of candles, Yankee Candle is the perfect place to find gourmet foods, gift items and Christmas collectibles!

Yorktown Victory Center 

If you hit a patch of rain, take this time to head indoors to explore the Yorktown Victory Center’s amazing galleries – including a Declaration of Independence Gallery, Witness to Revolution Gallery and Converging at Yorktown Gallery.  Also check out A Time for Revolution, a film centered around an encampment during night of the Siege at Yorktown.