The Preserved Colonial Village of Williamsburg, The Jamestown Settlement, and
The Yorktown Battlefield are within 20 miles of one another in Jamestown Virginia.
Costumed actors interpret history at Colonial Williamsburg as they reenact event s that led to the Revolutionary War.
Williamsburg Virginia, Preserved Colonial Village, Jamestown, Virginia, USA Travel
Colonial Williamsburg's costumed interpreters play out events leading to the revolutionary war. Williamsburg's antique buildings, 88 of them original colonial buildings, another 50 rebuilt on the original foundations hold priceless antiques crafted in England and Colonial America. There are 60,000 in all: paintings, textiles, jewelry, and ceramics displayed in 200 period rooms.
From the village of Williamsburg the soldiers marched to Nearby Yorktown to fight the decisive battle of Yorktown just 20 miles east of Jamestown. The British Army under Cornwallis had occupied the port of Yorktown and it was here that Washington with the help of an army led by Lafayette and another led by Rochambeau, and the French fleet under Degrasse would trap Cornwallis and defeat his army in the last major battle of the revolution.
Washington and Rochambeau 's armies marched to that victory from Williamsburg, an event well documented in roadside signs.
The Yorktown Jamestown Foundation runs the Yorktown Victory Center an encampment and museum where costumed interpreters explain in meticulous historic detail the life of the colonial soldier.
Colonial Williamsburg is a 300 acre Colonial-era town, some buildings are original, others were rebuilt in 1926 by The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation with the help of John D. Rockefeller Jr,
become the capital of Virginia. William and Mary College, the second oldest in the US, would school three future US Presidents.
Colonial Williamsburg is near Jamestown Virginia, and Yorktown, historic parks and museums full of history and lots to do for the family.
The three sites are withing 20 miles of one another in the Jamestown Virginia area. .
|Preserved Colonial Village of Williamsburg
How to reach Williamsburg:
Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport (PHF) is a half hour's drive away and has five rental car companies operating from the airport..
Norfolk International Airport (NIA) is forty miles south ( seven rental car companies)
Richmond International Airport (RIC) is 45 miles north with eight rental car companies. ..
Colonial Williamsburg's restored houses display priceless antiques crafted in England and Colonial America. There are 60,000 antiques in all: paintings, textiles, jewelry, and ceramics displayed in 200 period rooms.
Nearby to Williamsburg, the Bush Gardens theme park offers a European Renaissance theme with rides, exotic food, and shopping. And also in the area Water Country USA runs the mid-Atlantic State's largest water theme park.
Williamsburg also offers winery tours and tasting at the Williamsburg winery/ vineyard.
There is a huge potters shop, and many upscale outlet malls.
The National Park service manages the actual battle site where rangers conduct tours and guest can self-guide over twelve miles of loop roads with pullouts and interpretive plaques.
Washington's army marched from Williamsburg and laid siege to Yorktown in September of 1781, firing cannon into the British positions for 19 days. The village of Yorktown took a terrible beating, with the destruction of half its houses but a few Colonial era gems remain, some still marked by the strike of cannon balls. The town maintains pedestrian only streets and a walkway that leads from the Park Service battle site to the town.
Williamsburg Winery Tours and Tasting
In Williamsburg Virginia, the Preserved village of Colonial Williamsburg offers one of the most visited colonial sites in the USA.
The Jamestown settlement, Williamsburg, and Yorktown are within 20 miles of one another in Virginia's Historic Triangle.
The Jamestown Settlement, the Yorktown Battlefield, and the Preserved Colonial Village of Williamsburg are within 20 miles of one another in the Jamestown Virginia area.