Attractions in Williamsburg, Virginia
New for 2011. Schooner Serenity will be sailing from Yorktown! This 65′ traditional schooner will be offering Private Charters and Pirate Cruises! Serenity 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/
Virginia Living Museum
Animals native to Virginia swim, slither, roam and fly at the Virginia Living Museum, which completed a $22.6 million expansion in March 2004. The living exhibits in the museum’s new building bring visitors in contact with more habitats, wildlife and plant species than would be encountered in a lifetime of outdoor adventures. The exhibits literally go from the upland coves of the Appalachian Mountains to the salty offshore waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Location: Virgina Living Museum, 524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601. http://www.thevlm.org/
Waller Mill Park
The 2705-acre Waller Mill Park is centered around and overlooks a 360-acre lake. The park provides a variety of outdoor activities for locals and visitors alike – boating, kayaking, canoeing, pedal boating, hiking, fishing, disc golf, picnicking and playgrounds. Boat rentals and some activity equipment is available.
Address: 901 Airport Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23188
Phone: (757) 259-3778
Water Country USA
With the latest in state-of-the-art water rides and attractions, Water Country USA is the largest family water park in the mid-Atlantic. A day at the park may consist of rides, shopping, restaurants and spectacular entertainment. Whatever venue you may choose there is definitely something there for everyone. www.watercountryusa.com/
William & Mary College
Williamsburg, Virginia, Chartered in 1693. It is the second oldest institution of higher education in the United States,
The Williamsburg Winery Ltd
Virginia’s Largest Winery is open daily for Tours, Tastings and Lunch. Award winning wines produced here will please a variety of wine lovers from the occasional consumer to the wine enthusiast. After your visit, enjoy lunch at our tavern with a beautiful countryside view. Address: 5800 Wessex Hundred, Williamsburg, VA 23185-8063 | Phone: 757-229-0999 | http://www.williamsburgwinery.com/
George Wythe House
The George Wythe House on Palace Green belonged to George Wythe (pronounced “with”), a leader of the patriot movement in Virginia, a delegate to the Continental Congress, and Virginia’s first signer of the Declaration of Independence.
Yorktown Sailing Charters • Sail Yorktown
Step back into history when you join the crew of the Yorktown Schooners Alliance and Serenity. Lend a hand at setting sail, take the helm and steer the ship, or look for dolphins and osprey as you glide along the shores of the York River. http://www.sailyorktown.com/
The Yorktown Battlefield marks the end of the American Revolutionary War, though skirmishes continued for another couple of years. This last great battle involved over 25,000 French army and naval forces, 21,000 British forces as well as 9,000 American soldiers.
Yorktown Victory Center | Battlefield Park | Historic Yorktown
Participate is a self-guided or ranger-guided auto or walking tour in the historic battlefields of Yorktown. Highlights will include the site of Washington’s Headquarters, Surrender Field, The Moore House (scene of surrender negotiations), The Nelson House (home of Governor Thomas Nelson, Jr. signer of the Declaration of Independence) and the Yorktown Victory Monument.
Yorktown Victory Monument
The Yorktown Victory Monument is located on the southeastern end of Main Street in Yorktown, Virginia. The cornerstone of the monument was laid by “the order of the Ancient Free and accepted Masons” on October 18, 1881.