From historical sites to thrilling theme parks, Williamsburg has it all, nestled invitingly in the gorgeous green Virginia landscape. Home of the famous Colonial Williamsburg, this town has American history, Southern charm, and a tantalizing range of attractions for every group dynamic.
Colonial Williamsburg may be well known for its living history presentations and historic attractions but they have so much more including several 18th century inspired restaurants, museums, and art galleries. The Public Hospital, located on the property, was the first mental illness asylum in North America and has a varied, fascinating history. This attraction, along with others such as the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum and Kimball Theatre, are open for touring and viewing daily. Other historic destinations include the archaeological dig site at Historic Jamestowne and the living history museum at the Jamestown Settlement where you can see a recreated Powhatan Village and James Fort.
Williamsburg is also home to exciting, thrilling, group-friendly attractions rooted firmly in the 21st century. The Yankee Candle Village is a small wonder shopping area designed to look as if it were a small village where Christmas happens daily and Santa is always on hand. Busch Gardens and Water Country USA amp up the excitement ratio with incredible animal exhibits including Wolf Haven and Eagle Ridge and terrifyingly fun rides, water slides that plummet several stories, and enough of an adrenaline boost to make your heart pound wildly. When you’re ready for some outdoorsy fun, look straight to the Go Ape Treetop Adventure Course where you can fly through the Virginian forests on zip lines, cross on wobbly bridges, and swing like Tarzan.
This small Virginia town has a big city feel with tons of character. Visit Williamsburg to experience the past, play in the present, and believe in a better future.