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Attractions in  Williamsburg, Virginia

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Schooner Alliance sails past Riverwalk Landing on the York River.
Schooner Alliance sails past Riverwalk Landing on the York River.

Alliance Tall Ship Sailing – Step back into history aboard this 105 foot gaff-rigged schooner. This tall ship arrived in Yorktown in 2005. The Alliance sails from Yorktown, Virginia in the summer months and Caribbean Islands in the winter months. Alliance sails daily from Riverwalk Landing Pier, Yorktown, VA April 15 thru October 31. Advance purchase strongly recommended – sails often sell out! http://www.sailyorktown.com/

Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Center
Colonial and contemporary artists and craftspeople work outside the mainstream of academic art to record aspects of everyday life, making novel and effective use of the materials at hand. Bold colors, simplified shapes, and imaginative surface patterns can be seen in the variety of paintings, carvings, toys, needlework they create.
307 S England St, Williamsburg, VA 23185
Phone: 757-220-7693 – Phone: 757-229-1000
www.history.org/history/museums/abby_art

America’s Historic Triangle
Williamsburg, Yorktown and Jamestown  are all  part of America’s Historic Triangle. The corners of Virginia’s Historic Triangle mark major events in the story of colonial America and are connected by the scenic 23-mile Colonial Parkway.

Wooden-musket drill on the event lawn adjacent to the museum building

Wooden-musket drill on the event lawn adjacent to the museum building

American Revolution Museum
The American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, replacing the Yorktown Victory Center, will be among America’s foremost sites that tell the story of the nation’s founding. It’s a perfect time to discover the story of the American Revolution. The Yorktown Victory Center chronicles America’s struggle for independence from the beginnings of colonial times.

Anvil Campground – Family owned and operated since 1954 and is now in its 3rd generation of management. Our symbol, the Anvil, comes from our family’s tradition of blacksmithing.
Address: 5243 Mooretown Road, Williamsburg, Virginia 23188
Email: stay@anvilcampground.com
Phone: 1-800-633-4442; 1-757-565-2300.

Bassett Hall, Williamsburg, VA, Tour the Rockefellers’ Retreat
Preserved to the original tastes of Mrs. Rockefeller, Bassett Hall tells the intimate story of two people and their wish for a retreat and a place of relaxation.
www.colonialwilliamsburg.com/do/revolutionary-city/tour-the-city/bassett-hall

Berkeley Plantation – Costumed guides conduct tours of the mansion daily, and lunch is served in the Coach House Tavern. Berkeley, on the James River between Williamsburg and Richmond, is the birthplace of a signer of the Declaration of Independence and a U.S. President, Benjamin Harrison.

Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Voted America’s Most Beautiful Theme park for the sixteenth consecutive year and the World’s Favorite Theme Park by the National Amusement Park Historical Association – Busch Gardens offers excitement and beauty for the entire family.

Colonial Williamsburg Capital Building. The building that stands today is the third Capitol on the site.
The building that stands today is the third Capitol on the site.

Capital at Colonial Williamsburg
The Capitol at Williamsburg, Virginia housed the House of Burgesses of the Colony of Virginia from 1705, when the capital was relocated there from Jamestown, until 1779, when the capital was relocated to Richmond

 The College of William and Mary
William and Mary is the second oldest college in the nation andt also a cutting-edge research university. On February 8, 1693, King William III and Queen Mary II of England signed the charter for a “perpetual College of Divinity, Philosophy, Languages, and other good Arts and Sciences” to be founded in the Virginia Colony. http://www.wm.edu/

The scenic Colonial Parkway is an integral part of Colonial National Historical Park. This 24 mile scenic Colonial-style highway connects Jamestown, Colonial Williamsburg and Yorktown.

colonial-soldiers_8632_r2Colonial Williamsburg
When the Stackhouse burned in October of 1698 Governor Francis Nicholson suggested that the capitol be moved. The capitol was to be relocated from Jamestown to Middle Plantation. On June 7, 1699 the General Assembly instituted an act directing the building of the Capitol and the City of Williamsburg. It was then that Williamsburg was born.

DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum
Opened in 1985, this museum is home to an extensive collection of American and British antiques. See furniture, metals, ceramics, glass, paintings, prints, firearms, and textiles from the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries. Attend lectures and musical performances in the Hennage Auditorium.
S Henry St, Williamsburg, VA 23185
Phone: 757-220-7693 –  www.history.org

Guardhouse 
Guardhouse contained a small, brick-paved room for the shelter and convenience of the sentries – much as the reconstructed exhibit does today.

The Governor's Palace in Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia
The Governor’s Palace in Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia

The Governor’s Palace
The Governor’s Palace in Williamsburg, Virginia was the official residence of the Royal Governors of the Colony of Virginia. Wikipedia  •  300 Palace Green St, Williamsburg, VA 23185, United States, Opened: 1934

Historic Triangle
Williamsburg, Yorktown and Jamestown  are all  part of America’s Historic Triangle. The corners of Virginia’s Historic Triangle mark major events in the story of colonial America and are connected by the scenic 23-mile Colonial Parkway.

Blowing some glass Costumed interpreters demonstrating glassblowing techniques from the 17th century.
Blowing some glass
Costumed interpreters demonstrating glassblowing techniques from the 17th century.

Jamestown Glasshouse
No visit to Historic Jamestowne is complete without a visit to the Glasshouse. America’s first English industrial manufacture began here with a “trial of glass“. Address: 1355 Colonial Pkwy, Williamsburg, VA 23185-1900
Phone Number: 757 229 2437
https://www.nps.gov/jame/planyourvisit/glasshouse.htm

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