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Once you step foot in Colonial Williamsburg, you’ll feel you’ve traveled back in time! With its authentic taverns, quaint shops and authentic uniforms, this unique reconstructed village has captured colonial life just as it was over 300 years ago.

Just 6 miles away is Jamestown, the site of America’s first permanent English settlement established in 1607. A little farther down the road is Yorktown, the site of the battle that effectively ended the American Revolution and the third part of Virginia’s Historic Triangle.

After immersing yourself in America’s history, a visit to Busch Gardens, a 383-acre theme park with world class roller coasters, tasty dining and amazing live entertainment, is a perfect addition to any trip!

Colonial Williamsburg
See history come alive at Colonial Williamsburg, where you will stroll past historic buildings and interact with people dressed and living of the colonial period. You can watch blacksmiths, saddlemakers, wigmakers, silversmiths and hear daring patriots whisper about revolution.

The Capitol and the Governor’s Palace were the center of the political and social life of Virginia for most of the 18th century. Famous members of the House of Burgesses which met in the Capitol included Patrick Henry, George Washington, George Mason, and Thomas Jefferson.

Governors Palace
The Governor’s Palace, home of the Colony of Virginia’s Royal Governors, is one of the two largest buildings at Colonial Williamsburg, the other being the Capitol. Thomas Jefferson was the last resident, before the capital of Virginia was moved to Richmond.

Jamestown Settlement
In 1607 Jamestown earned the distinction of being America’s first permanent English colony. Today at Jamestown Settlement, the story of the people who founded Jamestown and of the Virginia Indians they encountered is told through film, gallery exhibits and living history.

Yorktown Victory Center
October 19, 1781 effectively ended the six-year struggle for American independence and set the stage for a new government and nation. Today at the Yorktown Victory Center, America’s evolution from colonial status to nationhood is chronicled through a unique blend of timeline, film, thematic exhibits and outdoor living history.

Williamsburg Busch Gardens Theme Park
With dozens of thrilling rides and attractions, main stage shows, and a wide variety of authentic foods and shops, Busch Gardens Williamsburg is the ticket to a world-class adventure.

Merchants Square
Merchants Square is an 18th-century style retail village with over 40 shops and restaurants

Cape Henry Memorial
Cape Henry Memorial is one unit of Colonial National Historical Park. This quarter acre site marks the approximate site of the first landing of the Jamestown settlers in Virginia.