Nearby Areas and Day Trips – Williamsburg Virginia
Fun Things to do on day trips while visiting Williamsburg Virginia.
Berkley Plantation – Site if the first official Thanksgiving in 1619Guides dressed in period costumes conduct tours of the mansion every day, and lunch is served in the Coach House Tavern. The gift shop has a unique collection of historical momentos and charming gifts. Located Halfway Between Richmond and Williamsburg. Off Scenic Route 5 in Charles City, Virginia. Phone: 804-829-6018. http://www.berkeleyplantation.com/
Charles City County – James River Plantations
Colonial Downs – New Kent – Colonial Downs’ 2007 Thoroughbred Race Dates: June 15 – August 7, 2007. Opening Day is Thursday June 14th; Racing continues on a Friday thru Tuesday basis after the opener. Post time on weekdays is 5:00 PM, and weekend post time is 1:00 PM. Special card on Wednesday July 4th!! Book your group’s ’07 outing by calling 804-966-7223, ext. 1022 or 1073. http://www.colonialdowns.com/
Gloucester – Established 1651. Roane Building, constructed in 1896 as a clerk’s office and later named for Basil Bernard Roane, Clerk of the Circuit Court 1918-1974.
Hampton Roads – The communities of Williamsburg, James City County, Gloucester County, York County, Poquoson, Hampton, Newport News, Surry County, Isle of Wight County, Southampton County, Franklin, Suffolk, Portsmouth, Chesapeake and Virginia Beach comprise the area called Hampton Roads.
Yorktown – Situated on the York river in the Hampton Roads region of southeastern Virginia. Visit Riverwalk Landing, Watermen’s Museum, Yorktown Battlefield and Visitor Center and Yorktown Victory Center. For more information visit – http://www.yorkcounty.gov/tourism/
James River Plantations
Located between Williamsburg and Richmond along the historic James River and Route 5 – Virginia Scenic byway. Serwood 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
Jamestown – Historic Jamestowne Settlement – Come Join Us for an American Extravaganza. Three days and nights commemorating America’s 400th Anniversary! May 11-13, 2007.
King William County – Historic Chelsea Plantation is one of the finest examples of early 18th Century Georgian architecture in the U.S.
New Kent County – New Kent County’s future is as full and extraordinary as our past. Created in 1654 by some of the earliest English colonists, New Kent County has cradled the homes and footsteps of many historic figures.
Newport News, Virginia – Newport News is an independent city located in the U.S. state of Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 180,719. In 2013, the population was estimated to be 183,412, making it the fifth-most populous city in Virginia. Wikipedia
Surry County –
West Point Virginia – The Town of West Point has a long and unique history related to its location in Colonial Virginia and its American Indian heritage. In 1691, an act by the General Assembly arranged the purchase from West Point Plantation of 50 acres of land for the development of Delaware Town.
Yorktown – Yorktown is located in York County which is in the Hampton Roads region of Virginia and situated between the James and York Rivers as well as the Chesapeake Bay.