Attractions in Williamsburg, Virginia
Fun Things to do
Williamsburg Virginia is home to a number of historic sites, amusement parks, campgrounds, parks, and outlet malls. Whether you are visiting to learn more about colonial America or if you are looking for fun things to do with young children, Williamsburg can offer just the right highlight for your vacation.
Clockwise: The Rhine River at Busch Gardens, Governor’s Palace at Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown Settlement, Colonial Parkway
Some of the most notable historical attractions include the living history museum of the Historic District of Colonial Williamsburg; The College of William and Mary which is the second oldest college still operating in the United States; the Bruton Parish Church; and the original Virginia Capitol building. Included within the Virginia Historic Triangle is Williamsburg; Yorktown, home of the Yorktown Battlefield; and Jamestown Settlement and Historic Jamestowne, the original home of the Jamestown colony. There are also a number of plantation homes in the area that are open for tours, including theBerkeley Plantation, birthplace of President Harrison, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence.
For those traveling with children, be sure to visit Busch Gardens Williamsburg theme park, renowned as one of the best theme parks in the world, focusing on old country Europe and home of some of the finest roller coasters around. During the summer months, treat your family with a visit to Water Country USA, the largest water park in the Mid-Atlantic, and boasting the largest wave-pool in Virginia. Slightly older children might also like to visit the Presidents Park, an outdoor educational museum about our nation’s presidents, located close to both Busch Gardens and Water Country USA. Families may also be interested in camping at Anvil Campground, family owned and operated since 1954.
There are also a variety of shops and restaurants throughout the Virginia Historic Triangle, notably the Riverwalk Landing in Yorktown, which is sure to round out your trip with gift shops, great food, local farmer’s markets, concerts, and more.