Places to Explore

American Heritage Attractions

Scores of original buildings, hundreds of homes, shops, and public buildings are reconstructed over 301 acres – most on their original foundations. Rare animal breeds, trades, and gardens add layers of authenticity to the recreated town. Walk the soil and the paths where the giants of Williamsburg CarriageAmerican History met, discussed, and argued their way in history! Enjoy fine meals in the very same taverns where the likes of Washington and Franklin planned our future. You’ll even have a chance to meet them face to face during your meal, as the staff are all dressed in period costumes, and marvel at the wonderful actors portraying our American heroes. Don’t miss a Fife and Drum parade, a
ride in a beautiful   carriage, or a visit to the blacksmith, the exterior kitchens, and   watch the making of iron tools and trinkets, as well as candles   and bread.

Alongside the giants of American history, meet preachers, servants, farmers, and craftsmen and Marchinghear their stories. Don’t just walk the same streets as Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, and Patrick Henry— walk alongside them. Costumed interpreters undertake years of study to render the founding fathers in first person every day. See them in Revolutionary City’s street-theater scenes, or ask your questions during “Conversation With a Founding Father” programs. Meet people who lived in the shadows of America’s historical giants, whose faces you won’t find on coins or bills.

The everyday people you’ll encounter in the Historic Area made Colonial_Williamsburg_ladies
contributions as momentous as the founding fathers’. Without money, title, property or power, many remarkable individuals influenced the course of America’s experiment in self-governance. Meet these preachers, servants, farmers, and craftsmen and hear their stories.

Visit the farm and the stable where hoofs and horns have as large a role in making the Historic Area authentic as human hands. The Rare Breeds Program populates Williamsburg’s pastures and pens with animals that would have been here 200 years ago: the sheep, cows, horses, oxen, chickens and fowls that scratched the dirt and loped the lanes. Plants and blooms authentically native to Virginia in the 18th century unfurl with the seasons in Historic Area gardens. Take a walking tour of gardens both decorative and functional, or stroll at your own pace to see what’s blooming.

And There Is So Much More. Visit the Colonial Williamsburg website: to plan your step into history!

Discount tickets are available for Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown, & Yorktown!


Busch Gardens & Water Country

With dozens of thrilling rides and attractions, ten main stage shows,a wide variety of authentic foods and shops, and a magical children’s area, Busch Gardens Williamsburg is the ticket to a world-class adventure. In addition to exhilarating roller coasters and rides, Busch Gardens is a European-theme adventure park recognized foraward-winning entertainment. Nine main stage shows offer park guests live musical performances, animal antics and 4-D theater experiences. Busch Gardens is where legends are real and castles come alive. Where Irish Dancers thunder and an icy curse awaits. Where you tame a diving beast and uncover the explorer inside you! 


If you’re too hot, Water Country USA is the place to cool off and have fun. With thrilling slides that get the heart pounding, to attractions perfect for the little ones, we’ve got fun covered. Go fast or just relax. It’s up to you, this is your “Daycation” and delivering the fun is our job. Cool water, fast slides, and sunshine, every day should be this fun!

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