Williamsburg

Williamsburg Area

American Revolution Museum at Yorktown

Williamsburg practically invented the concept of experiential group travel decades ago and today there is still no better place to engage and entertain a group. Colonial Williamsburg has long been one of America’s top historic destinations for a reason: it challenges its visitors to be a part of history, not mere bystanders. New programming in the Colonial Capitol seeks to provoke thought, prompt questions and of course entertain. Together with top dining and outstanding overnight accommodations, the Colonial Williamsburg experience has evolved to today’s high standards for group experiential tours. But the greater Williamsburg experience includes even more. Busch Gardens is one of America’s very best and most appealing theme parks with experiences that appeal to any age. Lush, landscaped grounds are home to top thrill rides, great shows, shopping and lots of good food. Learn the ropes at the new Go Ape! treetop adventure where ziplines and ropes courses accommodate a variety of physical capabilities. With 135 stores, shoppers will find plenty of high-quality bargains at Premium Outlets. The roots of Heart of Virginia Tours are in Williamsburg where we know the insiders who can provide your group with ultra-cool interactive experiences.

 

Fabulous Food:

Get a serious taste of the old and the new in the great restaurants of Williamsburg. Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Dining Taverns turn out delicious and bountiful meals. You can see how it’s all done with Colonial cooking classes, too. Tour the Williamsburg Winery, one of Virginia’s oldest and best, and taste some of their excellent vintages. At the brand new Copper Fox Distillery you’ll get an up-close look at how single-malt whiskey is made.

Archaeology at Jamestowne

Archaeology at Jamestowne

History and Heritage:

Colonial Williamsburg has been one of America’s favorite historic attractions since the 1940s. Get a personal tour of the Historic Area with an expert guide and get hands on with the details of Colonial life in America. At nearby Jamestowne stand at America’s deepest roots where the first permanent English-speaking colony in America was founded in 1607. Visit the new American Revolution Museum at Yorktown and see where George Washington received the surrender of the British. America’s history is up close and personal on this tour!

Arts and Culture:

Williamsburg is about much more than history. It has a vibrant arts scene, too. Visit the DeWitt Wallace Museum of Decorative Arts , the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum and the Muscarelle Museum of Art housing world-class permanent exhibits. Discover local art and meet the artists of Williamsburg and watch the centuries-old art of glass blowing.

Alliance Sunset Cruise

Get Out!:

When was the last time you climbed a tree? You can do it with ease at GoApe! treetop adventure. It has ropes courses and zip lines for every age and ability. Cruise the historic York River on the tall ship Alliance. Kayak on Powhatan Creek and keep an eye peeled for bald eagles. Take a relaxing and scenic bike ride on Colonial Parkway National Historical Park.

Gardens to view, prune and plant:

Colonial Williamsburg is full of historically accurate gardens of America’s Colonial era. Formal gardens, kitchen gardens and herb gardens abound throughout the Historic Area.

Jamestown Settlement Colonial Gardens

Jamestown Settlement Colonial Gardens

Get a hands-on tour with one of Williamsburg’s expert gardeners. Jamestown settlement offers special tours of the kinds of gardens found at America’s earliest permanent English settlement. Till the historic soil of Jamestown with your own hands caring for a 16th century garden with costumed interpreters.