This 23-mile scenic drive takes travelers on a journey through 400 years of American colonial history.
Historic Jamestowne offers a wealth of activities for exploring the first permanent English settlement in North America. Visitors can share the moment of discovery with archaeologists at the 1607 James Fort excavation; tour the original 17th-century church tower and reconstructed Jamestown Memorial Church, take a walking tour with a Park Ranger through the original settlement along the James River, watch glassblowing at the Glasshouse and see an exhibit of artifacts in the new Archaearium Museum.
A museum of 17th-century Virginia history exploring America’s first permanent English colony through film, galleries and living history in outdoor re-creations of a Powhatan Indian village, three English ships, colonial fort and seasonal riverfront discovery area. Guided tours are offered daily.
Colonial Williamsburg, the nation’s largest living history museum, consists of 301 acres encompassing 88 original buildings and hundreds of other homes, shops and public buildings. Visitors can enjoy 18th-century style dining in Colonial Williamsburg's four dining taverns -- Chowning's, Christiana Campbell's, Shields and King's Arms Tavern. Guest accommodations are available in Colonial Williamsburg's Hotels -- the world-class Williamsburg Inn, the Colonial Houses, the Williamsburg Lodge, Woodlands Hotel & Suites and the Governor's Inn.
The site of the last major battle of the American Revolution. The visitor center houses museum exhibits including George Washington’s original tents from the battle. A driving tour affords visitors a look at the battlefields, fortifications, cannon and historic buildings.
Yorktown Victory Center
The Yorktown Victory Center, a museum of the American Revolution, chronicles America’s struggle for independence, from the beginnings of colonial unrest to the formation of the new nation.