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Williamsburg Area Features

Williamsburg Area Features

It is here, in the land of presidents and leaders of our nation, that our unique history is preserved. The historic Williamsbug area will evoke memories of days gone by & lead us into days to come. Events that have altered American and world history are forever enshrined in an area that is known as the Virginia Peninsula.

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  • The Original Ghosts of Williamsburg

    On a tour along the rambling streets of Colonial Virginia, its likely youll experience one or more ghostly sights and sounds.

  • Williamsburg Winery

    The Williamsburg Winery is one of Virginias most acclaimed wineries and has won numerous national and international awards.

  • Edwards Ham

    For over 90 years, the Edwards family has become synonymous with ham.

  • Williamsburg Merchants Inc.

    Stop by and experience what has made the Wallaces a shopping institution in Williamsburg for over 95 years.

  • Nearby Cities

  • Jamestown

    Discover the story of Americas beginnings in 1607 at Historic Jamestowne and Jamestown Settlement.

  • Yorktown

    Yorktown is a quaint riverfront village offering fun and entertainment for the whole family.

  • Hampton

    From the moment they arrive in Hampton, Virginia, visitors find the city very different from her neighbors.

  • Newport News

    Theater, world-class museums, art and even the opportunity to see native animals await you in Newport News, Virginia.

  • Surry County

    Surry County is located just a short ferry ride across the James River from Jamestown and includes many sites of interest.

  • Portsmouth

    A little something for everyone can be found in the charming city of Portsmouth, Virginia.

  • Trip Ideas

  • Choosing Revolution

    Virginians had debated the meaning of liberty and freedom as British subjects. By 1775 some realized that the only way to protect their basic freedoms was to separate from the mother country.

  • Civil War in Hampton Roads

    Following Hampton Roads' large role in the American Revolution, the area saw history in the making once again during The American Civil War.

  • College of William & Mary

    Founded by Royal Charter in 1693, the College of William & Mary is the second-oldest college in the country.

  • Colonial Williamsburg

    Colonial Williamsburg allows guests of all ages to immerse themselves in the 18th-century life of colonial Virginia.

  • Williamsburg Then & Now

    In 1928 Rev. W.A.R. Goodwin dreamed of restoring a decrepit Williamsburg, the one-time capital of colonial Virginia.

  • Virginia Living Museum

    Discover Virginias rich natural heritage from the mountains to the sea at the Virginia Living Museum.

  • New Town

    With more than 170 businesses, stores and restaurants centrally located, you wont have to travel far to enjoy all the services New Town has to offer.

  • Merchants Square

    Located adjacent to Colonial Williamsburgs Historic Area, Merchants Square is an 18th- century-style retail village with over 40 shops and restaurants.

  • What To Do In The Area

    Ideas to make the most of your Williamsburg vacation.

  • New Discoveries Through Archaeology

    Buried artifacts emerge through the painstaking work of the Jamestown Rediscovery Archaeology Project.

  • Richmond Road

    Richmond Road (Route 60) is known as a shoppers paradise but also boasts fun family activities.

  • Williamsburg Antiques

    With great selections and knowledgeable, service-oriented dealers, the areas antique shops make the trip to Williamsburg extra special for the antique or collectible seeker.

  • James River Plantations

    Treasures from three centuries are available at the James River Plantations along scenic Virginia Route 5 in Charles City County.

  • Give Me Liberty!

    Meet the official mascot of Colonial Williamsburg, Liberty!

  • Visitor Info

  • Welcome to the Greater Williamsburg Area

    In the Greater Williamsburg area youll find more vacation freedom than in any destination in America.

  • Area Services

    Phone numbers for the services and information you need.

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