Williamsburg VA

From across the country and around the world, guests visit Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Area for the unique experiences offered by the world’s largest living history museum. The trade shops and exhibition sites create their wares using 18th-century tools and methods. Stop by the Printing Office and see how newspapers were made in the 18th century. Visit the Colonial Garden and lend a hand in tending the crops. Watch as the blacksmith fashions hot metal into horseshoes and other useful items. And don’t be surprised if you are greeted by Patrick Henry, Thomas Jefferson, or George Washington as you stroll up the main thoroughfare of Duke of Gloucester Street, as they spent a great deal of time in the colonial capital.

Visit Prentis Store for a variety of merchandise made by the people in Historic Trades including colonial fashions and wooden cooking implements, or discover interesting reproductions in the other shops in the Historic Area. Browse the more than 40 shops and restaurants of nearby Merchants Square for bedding, clothing, furniture, souvenirs, toys, gourmet candy and much more. Or discover the various outlets located just west of town.

Sample the fare at one of Colonial Williamsburg’s historic dining taverns. Choose from seafood, an elegant 18th-century chophouse, a colonial coffeehouse, and a casual snack bar. If modern-day fare is more to your liking, you won’t have any trouble finding something to suit everyone’s tastes. With more restaurants per capita than most cities, Williamsburg offers everything from fine dining to fast food and cuisine that include American, Mexican, Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese, Japanese, Indian and French. The wsfonlin.org welcomes you to the city of Williamsburg. ENJOY!

Some Colonial Williamsburg Attractions

  • 301-acre Historic Area
  • Revolutionary City (TM), Colonial Williamsburg’s new, interactive adventure
  • 18th-century plays
  • Walking tours
  • Historic trades such as saddle-making, weaving, carpentry and wig-making

Other Area Attractions

  • Historic Jamestowne
  • Jamestown Settlement
  • Busch Gardens Europe
  • Water Country USA
  • Yorktown Battlefield
  • Yorktown Riverwalk
  • Yorktown Victory Center
  • The Williamsburg Winery
  • James River Plantations




Fun things to do in Williamsburg

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  • Yorktown Victory Center Museum

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  • Yorktown Sailing Charters

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  • Williamsburg Winery

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  • Williamsburg Botanical Gardens

    Williamsburg Botanical Gardens

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Hotels, Inns and Places to stay

  • Providence Hall Guesthouses

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  • Williamsburg Woodlands Hotel

    Williamsburg Woodlands Hotel

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  • Williamsburg Lodge

    Williamsburg Lodge

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  • Williamsburg Inn

    Williamsburg Inn

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  • Governor’s Inn in Williamsburg,VA

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