Williamsburg by the Numbers
Here is a trip by the numbers. Have a favorite? See if you can find it.
Journey around Greater Williamsburg and it's impossible to escape the numbers, such as 1607 when the colonists first arrived or 1693 when the College of William & Mary was founded or one, the number of queens (Elizabeth) who have stayed at The Williamsburg Inn.
200,000: the number of candles in the flagship store of Yankee Candle Village in Williamsburg, where it’s always the holiday season and Santa's Workshop is always bustling year-round. Oh, and add another number — 200 — the variety of scents for sale.
52: the number of miles on the Virginia Capital Trail, a hiking and biking path traversing rivers, plantations and even Sherwood's Forest (no Robin Hood) between the commonwealth's old capital in Williamsburg and the present one in Richmond.
30: the number of episodes of Turn: Washington's Spies, partially filmed in Greater Williamsburg, that have aired on AMC. If you're a fan, don't fret, that number will change when the fourth season hits the tube in 2017.
424: the number of objects originally donated by Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, the wife of John D. Rockefeller, Jr., the founder of Colonial Williamsburg. They remain the core of the collection that now numbers about 7,600 items at the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum.
135: the total number of designer and brand-name stores at Williamsburg Premium Outlets including the Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store, Coach Factory, Michael Kors, Burberry, Kenneth Cole, Lacoste and Hugo Boss.
8: the number of beers on tap daily at The Virginia Beer Company. Four are year-round regulars including an India pale ale, an oatmeal stout, a dry-hopped amber ale and a citrus wheat. The others are part of the brewery's fun workshop series and can include things like a stout finished on cacao nibs.
1,300: the number of artifacts of the American Revolution and early national periods — documents, paintings, engravings, military equipment, tools, personal effects and furnishings — at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown.