Historic Attractions

Visit historic sites throughout America's Historic Triangle — Jamestown, Williamsburg and Yorktown — and witness more than four centuries of our nation's history.

Experience the story of America in the place where it all began.

Discover what John Smith’s Virginia colony was like when you visit Jamestown Settlement. Observe an archeological dig and the original fort at Historic Jamestowne. Feel the excitement of Colonial Williamsburg, where historical interpreters re-create life on the eve of the Revolutionary War. Travel to Yorktown Battlefield, where the United States gained its independence. Then find a new understanding of our nation’s beginnings at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, where you can explore re-creations of a Continental Army encampment and 1780s farm.

 

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Get your ticket to Colonial Williamsburg, where costumed interpreters will welcome you to the largest living history museum in the world. Meet a Nation Builder...

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Parks, Beaches & Trails

Walk in the footsteps of Pocahontas and John Smith at the original site of the first permanent English settlement in America. Witness the moment of...

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In 1608, glassmaking, America’s first English industry, began in Jamestown, Virginia. Today, costumed craftsmen, using tools and techniques similar to those used centuries ago,...

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Discover the world of 17th-century Virginia, from the arrival of English colonists in Jamestown in 1607 to the cultural encounters and events that planted the seeds...

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Founded in 1693, William and Mary is the nation's second oldest university. It has a long history of liberal arts education and a growing research...

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