Williamsburg is a city in the state of Virginia in the United States of America with around 15,000 residents. The city’s rich and vibrant history and how well it has been preserved and protected is what makes it a great tourist destination. Visit Williamsburg and explore this city with perfect amalgamation of new and old!
Jamestown used to be the capital of Virginia Colony however after it burned down; the capital was shifted to Williamsburg in 1699. The city has done well in preserving the architecture and trying to teach people about the life and the hardships of the early settlers through the largest and most comprehensive living history museum in the world—Colonial Williamsburg. It has architectural wonders such as Virginia’s first capitol building, the Governor’s Palace, Bruton Parish Church, a couple of museums and art galleries among many other historical gems which have been beautifully restored and preserved. The place also offers gastronomic delights in the form of the old-fashioned taverns to delight visitors with an authentic colonial food experience. The prestigious College of William and Mary which is the second oldest institution of higher education in the United States only after Harvard University is also based in Williamsburg.
This is the place to be if you want to learn about America’s roots in the most entertaining way possible. Besides colonial gems, Williamsburg tourism is filled with amusement parks and gardens such as the famous Busch Gardens, Water Country USA and Go Ape Zip Line and Tree Top Adventure. It’s the perfect holiday destination for kids and adults alike.
Essential travel information and Williamsburg tips for your visit
- The roads near Colonial Williamsburg are notoriously accident-prone. Please be careful while driving.
- Finding parking during peak tourist season can be a bit of a task.
The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Williamsburg
Save 5%Williamsburg Ghosts and Witches & Pirates Combination Tour
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Jamestown Settlement & American Revolution Museum 7 Day VT Ticket 1250308New on TripHobo
Save 5%Williamsburg Cemetery Guided TourNew on TripHobo
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Hour-Long Ghost Tour of Williamsburg, Virginia
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Save 6%Williamsburg Craft Alcohol Tasting TourNew on TripHobo
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Williamsburg West TourNew on TripHobo
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