Historic Williamsburg holds in its cobblestoned streets America’s story. This is one of 3 cities that comprise America’s Historic Triangle, with nearby Jamestown and Yorktown completing the triangle.
Students will experience the life of American settlers of the 17th and 18th Centuries and find themselves exploring the first English settlement in the Americas. The Jamestown Settlement and Historic Jamestown provide them with a direct encounter with this crucial element of the nation’s history.
Students find history and fun in Williamsburg around every corner. Let’s explore!
In the heart of history
Williamsburg’s historical legacy is so rich, you won’t know where to start. That’s where Junior Tours come in. We select from the plethora of historical sites on offer to tailor your tour to educator and curricular needs, creating the ideal itinerary for your group.
Junior selects the most relevant tours for your group from the wide variety on offer in the storied Triangle. Be dazzled by the historical knowledge of costumed guides who provide detailed commentary, every step of the way.
Traipse through the annals of Early American history along the 5-mile long Jamestowne Island Trail or discover the ancient life of the area at Historic Jamestowne itself in the archaeological finds on display there.
The Jamestown Settlement will thrill students with faithful replicas of the 3 ships that brought early settlers here in 1607. At the Powhatan Village, students will encounter the life of regional First Peoples at this reconstructed site.
The nation’s first President, George Washington, wasn’t just the USA’s first leader. He was a General, too, leading his troops into battle against General Cornwallis. His victory is the genesis of our independence from British rule.
Yorktown Battlefield is today a site you can’t miss when visiting Williamsburg. General Washington’s headquarters are here, as well as the Yorktown Victory Center, which guides students through revolutionary times.
A visit here should also include a visit to the reconstruction of a farm from the 1780s, so students can appreciate the backbreaking work that went into establishing a settlement. They’ll learn about agricultural practices which included food preservation for the harsh winter months and the production of fabric from wool to make clothing.
And some fun, too!
With their minds soaked in American history, students can cut loose with a visit to Busch Gardens Williamsburg. Here’s they’ll enjoy hair-raising amusement park rides and great entertainment in a European-inspired setting.
But wait, there’s more! Water Country USA is another nearby attraction and the largest waterpark in the mid-Atlantic region.
The perfect itinerary with Junior Tours
Williamsburg’s dizzying array of historical sites demands the support of a longstanding student travel resource. Junior Tours brings you more than 50 years of creating superior educational experiences that thrill students and support educator vision.
We take you there with keen destination and vendor knowledge, but we don’t stop at the itinerary. We send you with one of our expert guides, providing 24-hour support and security.
Go with Junior and get the most from your Williamsburg visit. Contact us to get started.