Colonial Williamsburg, VA
5. Visit Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia
Williamsburg was the capital of the Virginia Colony from 1699 to 1780. It played a significant role in the American Revolution and together with Jamestown and Yorktown, it forms the “Historic Triangle”. Colonial Williamsburg is a historic district and living-history museum where actors in period costume depict daily Colonial life in the streets, stores and workshops. You can go inside many of the shops and see what life was like during the birth of our nation. You will literally be walking in the footsteps of our founding fathers. You can even go into the Bruton Parish Church and sit on the exact pew where George Washington worshiped.
Virginia is one of the 13 original colonies and in addition to Williamsburg, it holds many historic landmarks from both the Revolutionary and Civil wars including Jefferson’s Monticello, Washington’s Mount Vernon and the Manassas National Battlefield. The Jamestown Settlement and Colonial Williamsburg are the two living-history museums reenacting Colonial and Revolutionary-era life.
In addition to a plethora of American history Virginia has amazing parks. Nature lovers can enjoy the Shenandoah National Park, Luray Caverns and Skyline Drive. People looking for more amusement can easily find Busch Gardens, Kings Dominion, and many waterparks. Want to see the Discovery Space Shuttle up close and personal? Check out the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. Virginia stretches from the Chesapeake Bay to the Appalachian Mountains, with a long Atlantic coastline. Pick one area to explore or plan a road trip across the state.