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Williamsburg: What To Do And See

December 6, 2018
Top Activities in Williamsburg Virginia

Williamsburg, Virginia is arguably one of the most historic cities in the United States. The city in its entirety has been reconstructed to give visitors an idea of what life was like during the heyday of the city at the turn of the eighteenth century. Williamsburg is a great place to visit - read on to find out our top recommendations of things to see and do in the historic city!


Governor's Palace
The Governor's Palace was painstakingly reconstructed on the site of the original building in Colonial Williamsburg. Home to seven royally appointed governors as well as two elected governors, the Governor's Palace served as the physical symbol of British authority and wealth in the American colony.

Jamestown Settlement®
Jamestown Settlement is just a short drive from historic Williamsburg and is the site of the first permanent English settlement in North America. Experience living history at this site near the original colony with exhibits and re-creations of the colonists' fort, Powhatan Indian village, and the three ships that sailed from England to Virginia.

Busch Gardens® Williamsburg
Considered "the world's most beautiful theme park," Busch Gardens Williamsburg is a family-friendly outing for an entire day (or more) of fun. Busch Gardens features nine villages centered around six countries for visitors to explore. The theme park boasts over 40 kid-friendly rides and attractions, ensuring the whole family has a fun-filled outing.

Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum
The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum is the United States' first and the world's oldest continually-operated museum dedicated to American folk art. The museum features a fine collection of architectural installations, sculpture, textiles, and paintings.

Williamsburg Premium Outlet
Featuring dozens of well-known national retailers as well as multiple dining options, the Williamsburg Premium Outlet provides a leisurely day of shopping for the whole family. As a Premium Outlet, the mall features high-end national retailers along with a mix of more affordable brands. All stores feature deals and discounts, a true bargain shoppers' paradise!

For more information on things to do and places to see, visit the Williamsburg Visitors Bureau.

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