Colonial Williamsburg

Colonial Williamsburg was capital of the state of Virginia from 1699 to 1780 and was the social and cultural hub of Great Britain's largest American colony.  This 173-acre historic area was once the proving ground for  George Washington, Patrick Henry, Thomas Jefferson, and numerous other Revolutionary Heros.   It is now operated as an 18th century  living history museum and is home to more than 500 buildings, homes, shops, taverns and trade sites.  Museums in the site include the Dewitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum, Bassett Hall, and Carter's Grove.  Also in the area is the College of  William and Mary.

Driving Directions:

Colonial Williamsburg is midway between Richmond and Norfolk on I-64 (exit 238). After exiting, look for the green and white signs for the Visitor Center. Once you purchase your admissions pass, you can either take the shuttle bus or walk to the Historic Area.

Train or Bus:

Amtrak serves the Williamsburg Transportation Center with a connecting train from Washington, D.C. The center is just blocks from the Historic Area and provides car rentals, a cab stand, and Greyhound Bus connections.

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