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.

400,000: 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. 

One: the number of area restaurants — Fat Canary — listed on Open Table's 100 best restaurants for foodies in the land as chosen by its members.

63: the top speed in miles per hour of Tempesto, a looping roller coaster at Busch Gardens, one of seven at the park.

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. 

45,000: the number of cases of wine produced annually at The Williamsburg Winery, which released its first vintage in 1988 and now regularly wins international awards for its reds and whites. 

1.5 million:  the number of artifacts recovered during 20 years of archaeological digs at Historic Jamestowne's Jamestown Rediscovery on the site of the first permanent English settlement in America.


700: the number of performances each year, usually on parade on Duke of Gloucester Street, by the Fifes and Drums of Colonial Williamsburg, by boys and girls ages 10 to 18.

10: the number of the British redoubt that 400 men, led by Alexander Hamilton, stormed on Oct. 14, 1781, at Yorktown Battlefield in the last major conflict of the Revolution.

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.

116: the length in feet of the Susan Constant, the lead ship that took 144 days to bring 71 colonists to Virginia where they formed the Jamestown colony now portrayed at Jamestown Settlement.


360: the size of the lake in acres at Waller Mill Park not far from downtown Williamsburg where you can cruise in a pedal boat, go rod fishing or play disc golf.

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.

Infinity: seemingly the number of things to do in the Greater Williamsburg area. Check out other attractions and places to dine, and plan your visit today.

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