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Travel Reopens in Williamsburg, Virginia

by Mary Melnick

Jun 11, 2020

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Destinations / North America

Looking for a family-friendly destination both educational and fun? Head to Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia, reopening June 14.


Travel back in time and get a taste of what it was like during the 18th century. Walk down cobblestone streets and explore original colonial buildings. If you are planning on spending the day, consider purchasing the single-day ticket which gives you access to all the historic sites, trade shops, entrance to two art museums and a complimentary shuttle service.


Or spend more time exploring with a multiday ticket, allowing entrance for three consecutive days. Guests can also visit the town for free, but will need a ticket to go into the historic buildings.


Spend the day learning about the different jobs and experiences people had. Learn the art of binding books from an expert; learn how wellness, medicine and surgical practices were different in the 18th century at the Apothecary; head to the carpenters yard and see how things were built; and meet a historic gardener and learn about the crops grown in the 18th century.


After learning about the trades, explore the important historical buildings, including the Governor’s Palace. Take in the history of the royal government and authority in Virginia right before its collapse during the revolution. Head to the Capitol building and walk the halls where representatives fought for the meaning of American Liberty, or visit the beautiful Burton Parish Church and attend a Sunday service.


These are just a few can’t-miss stops, and there are plenty more historical buildings to tour.


After a fun day exploring, enjoy a delicious meal at Amber Ox Public House, chow down on the Public House Poutine, enjoy some fried chicken and wash it all down with a craft beer.


If you have an extra day and are looking for something else to do in Williamsburg, treat the kids to Busch Gardens.


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