Colonial Williamsburg’s hotels and the Historic Area are conveniently located within the Historic Triangle and just minutes from two extraordinary adventure parks. With so much to see and do, Williamsburg is a “must see” destination that has something for everyone.
Three places in Virginia can lay claim to where America was born. The first permanent English settlers arrived at Jamestown in 1607. At Williamsburg, the ideas of independence and revolution took form. The siege of Yorktown in 1781 was the last major battle of the American Revolution. In this Historic Triangle, Europeans, Indians, and Africans came together, and the result was the United States of America.
Experience the past and enjoy commemorative events, educational programming, and entertainment all in one place. Read about America’s Historic Triangle in Virginia or purchase the official guidebook to plan your visit.
The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra presents its annual Holiday Pops Concert during Colonial Williamsburg's Grand Illumination weekend. Come enjoy a festive program of seasonal music to delight the whole family. Conducted by Music Director Janna Hymes with guest soprano, Sarah Kate Walston. December 2 & 3, 2017, at 1:30 pm and 3:00 pm each day. Tickets are $30 at www.williamsburgsymphony.tix.com.
Discover the world of the settlers who established the first permanent British settlement in the New World at Historic Jamestowne, a National Park Service and Preservation Virginia site.
Visit Jamestown Settlement and watch 1607: A Nation Takes Root, explore artifact-filled exhibit galleries, board replicas of the Susan Constant, Godspeed, and Discovery, and discover re-creations of a Powhatan Indian village and 1610–1614 English fort.
Explore Yorktown Battlefield, a National Park Service site. Then stroll through the restored 18th-century village of Yorktown.
The American Revolution Museum at Yorktown offers unique looks at the lives of everyday people overtaken by revolutionary events. Explore museum exhibits recounting the lives of individuals, a re-created Continental Army encampment, and a 1780s farm.
The Colonial Parkway is a 23-mile scenic roadway stretching from the York River at Yorktown to the James River at Jamestown, connecting Virginia’s historic triangle—Jamestown, Williamsburg, and Yorktown. It is operated and maintained by the National Park Service.
Busch Gardens® offers fun for the whole family. Enjoy thrilling roller coasters, animal encounters, great dining, and shows. Don’t miss out on the fun, for more information, visit www.buschgardens.com/va.
Guests can splash and slide the summer away at Water Country USA®, Virginia’s largest water park. Experience more than 25 water attractions. This spring, experience a rush aboard Colossal Curl™, the park’s first family thrill ride and the only one of its kind in North America. For more information visit, www.watercountryusa.com.
Calling all racing fans—continue your all-American experience by visiting and staying in the Historic Area. We are located just a short drive from Richmond, and by staying at a Colonial Williamsburg hotel you and your family will enjoy easy access to the Historic Area's engaging programming, historic taverns, and various contemporary options for Southern cuisine as well. Our all-American destination is a natural fit for fans of a truly American sport. We’ll be co-hosting partner events, check out our calendar to view any upcoming events.