Attractions in Williamsburg, Virginia
The original site of the Jamestown colony. Located on Jamestown Island along the Colonial Parkway, this unique site is co-administered by the National Park Service and APVA Preservation Virginia.
James River Plantations
Located between Williamsburg and Richmond along the historic James River and Route 5 – Virginia Scenic byway. Sherwood Forest, Berkeley, Westover, Shirley and Evelynton Plantations. Treasures from three centuries are available at the James River Plantations along scenic Virginia Route 5 in Charles City County. www.jamesriverplantations.com
Now you and your family can experience what the settlers encountered in the 17th century. See the life that was lived inside a re-created 17th-century colonial fort. Discover the world of Pocahontas in the Powhatan Indian village. This was known as the Jamestown Festival Park until 1990.
The Colonial Williamsburg Magazine was built in 1715 by Governor Spotswood. Magazines stored equipment necessary for protection against Indians, slave revolts, riots, and pirate raids.
You’ll find one of the largest international maritime history museums filled to the crow’s nest with prized artifacts that celebrate the spirit of seafaring adventure. Explore over 60,000 square feet of gallery space with rare figureheads, handcrafted ship models, Civil War ironclad USS Monitor artifacts, paintings, small craft from around the world, and much more. Mailing Address: 100 Museum Drive, Newport News, VA 23606. Phone: (757) 596-2222 | Fax: (757) 591-7320. Email: email@example.com | Website: http://www.marinersmuseum.org/
An 18th-century-style retail village that is located adjacent to Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Area, Virginia, United States. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Address: 134 N Henry St, Williamsburg, VA 23185
Discover the ultimate tour of the Hampton Roads Harbor! Enjoy majestic vistas of the world’s largest natural harbor from the decks of Virginia’s Favorite Harbor Cruise. Cruises include daily Harbor Tours, Evening Charter Cruises, Teen Party, Cruises, and All-Day River Cruises. Location: Miss Hampton II Harbor Cruise, 710 Settlers Landing Rd., Hampton, VA 23669. http://www.misshamptoncruises.com/
Presidents Park – Closed
Presidents Park is an outdoor, educational museum located in the heart of Williamsburg’s Historic Triangle. It features 18-20 foot busts of all 43 American Presidents, created by internationally-renowned artist David Adickes. The park provides a comprehensive lesson in American history, spanning from George Washington’s inauguration in 1789 to the present. NOTE: The park had financial troubles, and was closed on September 30, 2010.
Riverwalk Landing in Yorktown, Virginia
The mile-long walkway along the York River takes you from the Yorktown Battlefield to the Yorktown Victory Center that celebrates the victorious battle that occurred at Yorktown ending the American Revolutionary War.