History comes alive on a trip to Colonial Williamsburg. Getting an amazing education about our country’s fascinating past has never been easier than at the first permanent English settlement of the New World. If you are ready for a memorable time in Virginia, pack up your gear into an RV and head to Williamsburg and a view of the United States’ beginnings as you will see nowhere else.
Begin your adventure at the Colonial Williamsburg Regional Visitor Center. This is the official welcoming center for visitors so shouldn’t be neglected. You will see the entire array of historic sites you can visit on your trip as well as beaches, museums and more nearby.
Go to where it all started – Historic Jamestowne! Stand by the James River and experience what it must have felt like as the settlers approached the shore. You will also have the opportunity to see a site where the remains of the original church in the town have now been discovered. This was where an English tobacco farmer married Pocahontas. Right next door you must see the Jamestown Settlement. See a film which tells the whole story. Board replicas of the ships that sailed from England.
When you have kids with you, you won’t be able to resist attending RevQuest: The Lion and the Unicorn. This is a unique opportunity to decide the fate of our nation in a special quest. You will be asked to protect the identity of one of the patriot spies during the Battle of Yorktown. Your child can save the Revolution!
The Revolutionary City experience fascinates young and old alike. This is a two-day adventure where you are part of the story. The city comes alive with the pre-Revolutionary War days and continues to unfold through the war time saga. In this way your family will truly get the flavor of the times, inspiring anew your dedication to freedom from oppression.
Tour some museums to see some distinctive collections of items from the 17th through the 19th centuries. At the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum enjoy the glass, paintings, furniture and prints from early days. Stop at the store to find souvenirs to take home with you for family and friends. In the same building you’ll find the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum, with an extensive collection of arts and crafts.
Although you can certainly keep busy for days in Williamsburg, you can also take a short side trip to find some cooling summer fun. At Water Country USA you will find slides that will give you the adrenaline rush of your life. Try the speed slide for some fast-paced excitement. Find a true thrill at the skybox where you drop as the floor opens.
Thrills come a mile-a-minute at Busch Gardens! With the rides, shows and exhibits that this park is known for all over the U.S., you can spend wonderful hours for some jaw-dropping adventures. Be sure to go to Jack Hanna’s Wild Reserve and visit with the exotic animals. You will get up close and personal with some of the world’s most amazing creatures.
Enjoy your RV adventure at Colonial Williamsburg, VA and take in all there is to see for a vacation to remember.