What comes to mind when you think of Fall? Beautiful trees changing in vivid color, warm cider with a hot meal, candlelit ghost stories? Williamsburg brings all of this and more to you during your fall getaway.

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Here are some highlights of the season:

Enjoy the Great Outdoors
This crisp, cool air means it is time to get outside. There are many hiking and cycling trails to take you into the changing leaves of Williamsburg’s forests, wetlands, and fields. Along the way, you will discover historical landmarks, scenic waterways, and birdwatching opportunities. For the adventurous, you can also explore the area via kayak, Segway, or zipline.

Things are Getting Spooky
Haunted Williamsburg returns to Colonial Williamsburg, with authentic 18th-century colonial ghost stories to creepy modern-day encounters, costumed storytellers, candlelit walking ghost tours, explorations of haunted sites, and more.

Locally Grown Fun
The Williamsburg Farmers Market features 40 vendors focused on produce, prepared food, and farm-related products grown or made in Virginia. Since the Williamsburg Farmer’s Market does not allow reselling, the vendor you speak with at the market will be the people who grew or made your products. Markets take place on Saturdays, from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm in the Francis Street parking lot (P6).

Yorktown Market Days are another Saturday morning option, with markets taking place at Riverwalk Landing in Yorktown. Along with produce, baked goods, art, and jewelry, visitors to Yorktown Market Days are treated to Themed Markets, including the Harvest Festival (November 21).

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So Much to Be Thankful For
Jamestown Settlement will feature Foods & Feasts of Colonial Virginia from November 26-28. Here you can explore centuries-old cooking techniques and what the settlers gathered, preserved, and prepared on land and sea.


Take advantage of the beautiful weather and wealth of things to do as you plan your trip to Williamsburg!