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American Revolution Museum at Yorktown

Gain a new appreciation and understanding of our nation's beginnings at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown where America's evolution from Colonial status to nationhood is chronicled. Outdoor living history areas include a re-created Continental Army encampment and 1780s farm.

Photo: Courtesy of the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation.

American Revolution Museum at Yorktown

Bruton Parish Episcopal Church

Among the men of the Revolution who attended Bruton Parish Church were Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, Richard Henry Lee, George Wythe, Patrick Henry, and George Mason. But the building's history, and that of its churchyard, goes back further in time. Dating from 1715, the present structure is the third in a series of Anglican houses of worship that began in 1660.

Bruton Parish Episcopal Church

Busch Gardens Williamsburg

Busch Gardens Williamsburg is an action-packed adventure park.  Situated on the James River minutes from Colonial Williamsburg, Busch Gardens Williamsburg boasts more than 50 thrilling rides and attractions, Broadway-style main stage shows, a wide variety of award-winning cuisine and world-class shops. Christmas Town is open weekends beginning the day after Thanksgiving through New Year's Eve. Voted the "World's Most Beautiful Park" every year since 1990.

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Busch Gardens Williamsburg

The Colonial Parkway

The Colonial Parkway is a 23-mile scenic highway free of any modern commercial development that links Jamestown, Williamsburg and Yorktown.  Authorized in 1930, Colonial National Historical Park is comprised of nearly 9,000 acres located between the James and York rivers.

The Colonial Parkway

Colonial Williamsburg, the Revolutionary City

Explore the nation's largest living history museum. From 1699 to 1780, Williamsburg was the political and cultural center of Britain's largest colony in the New World. In the shops, taverns, government buildings, homes and streets, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry, George Mason and other Virginia Patriots debated the ideas of liberty, independence, and personal freedoms that led to the founding of American democracy and inspired generations of American and others from around the world.

Photo: Colonial Williamsburg. Courtesy of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Colonial Williamsburg, the Revolutionary City

First Baptist Church of Williamsburg

First Baptist Church was established in 1776 by a group of courageous slaves and free blacks who wanted to worship God in their own way.  It is one of the oldest black churches in America.

First Baptist Church of Williamsburg

Go Ape

Go Ape Zip Line and Treetop Adventure features five treetop obstacle courses, each leading higher into the forest canopy. Guests navigate 37 exciting crossings, like the Big U, Trapeze, two Tarzan swings, and five zip lines.

Go Ape

Go-Karts Plus

Join the fun at Williamsburg’s premier family entertainment center. Race on four exciting tracks and strap into a Super Stockart for a race around a high-banked oval track in karts that look like your favorite NASCARS! Be the captain of your own Blaster Boat or sink a hole-in-one on the Gold Rush themed miniature golf course. Enjoy Bumper Cars, the DISK’O’ thrill ride from Italy and play the latest video and redemption games in the arcade.

Photo: Courtesy of Go-Karts Plus

Go-Karts Plus

Grace Episcopal Church

Originally built in 1697, this church survived the Revolutionary War, the Yorktown fire of 1814, the Civil War, and still serves an active Episcopal congregation over 300 years later.  The Nelson family, including Thomas Nelson, signer of the Declaration of Independence, is buried in the churchyard.

Grace Episcopal Church

Historic Jamestowne

A National Park Service site, Historic Jamestowne offers a wealth of activities for exploring the first permanent English settlement in North America. Overlooking the scenic James River, Historic Jamestowne boasts the only remaining 17th-century above ground structure – the church tower - and reconstructed 17th-century Jamestown Memorial Church. See the original site of the 1607 James Fort and more than 1,000 artifacts at the Archaearium, a museum of Archaeology. Learn the trade of 17th-century glassblowing from artisans as they create exquisite glass pieces of the period.

Historic Jamestowne

Jamestown Settlement

Connect with the experiences of the 17th-century colonists as you explore Jamestown Settlement, the recreation of the first permanent English settlement in America. Tour indoor galleries, talk with costumed interpreters, and visit the re-created James Fort and Powhatan Indian village. Board full-size replicas of the Susan Constant, Discovery and Godspeed - the three ships that brought settlers to Virginia in 1607.

Photo: Courtesy of the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation

Jamestown Settlement

Muscarelle Museum of Art at the College of William & Mary

Located at Lamberson Hall on the campus of The College of William and Mary, the museum hosts special exhibitions and houses a revolving permanent collection of over 5,000 works. The collection is encyclopedic in nature and includes English and American portraits of the 17th to 19th centuries; European and American prints, drawings and paintings from the 14th to 21st centuries (Medieval to Post-Modern); Japanese prints, photography, African art and Asian ceramics.

Muscarelle Museum of Art at the College of William & Mary

Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf

Putt your way through the world of 18th century buccaneers.  Two award-winning courses take you through mountain caves, over footbridges and beneath cascading waterfalls. Watch for Black Beard and a renegade pirate on his floating raft. Swashbuckling fun for the entire family.

Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf

Ripley's Believe It or Not!

Ripley’s Believe it or Not! Museum and 4-D Theater provides year-round entertainment. The museum features 11 galleries with more than 300 exhibits. See a 500 lb. gorilla made entirely from nails, a larger-than-life section of the Berlin Wall, an albino lion, and a genuine shrunken head.

Ripley's Believe It or Not!

Schooner Alliance

Named for the French and American Alliance that was instrumental in the War of Independence in 1781, the Alliance sails the majestic York River and Chesapeake Bay.  Captains and owners, Greg and Laura Lohse, have been sailing tall ships together since 1988.  Their vast experience in teaching tall ship seamanship and navigation enables them to provide a rich learning experience to all guests who wish to participate in the operation of their craft.

Schooner Alliance

Water Country USA

Plunge into outrageous fun at the mid-Atlantic’s largest water play park.  Featuring a 1950s and ‘60s surf-theme, Water Country USA offers tons of summertime fun with more than 30 slides, water rides and super soakin’ thrills.

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Water Country USA

The Watermen's Museum

Located on the shores of the scenic York River in historic Yorktown, the Watermen’s Museum interprets the heritage of the Chesapeake Bay’s watermen and women who harvest the Bay’s seafood. Exhibits trace the industry from the time Native Americans fished local waters to the present.

The Watermen's Museum

Williamsburg Winery, Ltd.

Established in 1985 by the Duffeler family, the wines produced here are appealing to a broad range of wine lovers from the occasional wine drinker to the enthusiast. A guided tour includes a video presentation on grape growing (Viticulture) and winemaking (Oenology), a stroll through the barrel cellar and a visit to the production area with a grand finale tasting of seven of wines in a keepsake etched wine glass.

Williamsburg Winery, Ltd.

The Wren Building at The College of William & Mary

The Sir Christopher Wren Building at the College of William & Mary is the oldest college building in the United States.  Constructed between 1695 and 1700, before Williamsburg was founded (1699), the Wren Building has been gutted by fire three times - in 1705, 1859 and 1862.  Each time the interior of the structure was rebuilt and for more than three centuries it has been the "soul of the college."  Today the Wren Building continues to be used as an academic building.

The Wren Building at The College of William & Mary

Yorktown Battlefield and Visitor Center

See where American independence was won. Earthworks and siege lines mark positions of British and American Troops, cannons stand ready behind the embattlements, and Surrender Field is a silent reminder of English General Cornwallis' capitulation. Visit the Yorktown Victory Monument and see Cornwallis' Cave, where legend has it that the English General and his staff sought refuge from the bombardment by American and French Troops.

Photo: Courtesy of the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation.

Yorktown Battlefield and Visitor Center

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