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History Museum Historic Site
Step back in time to the days of the Founding Fathers and the Revolutionary War at Colonial Williamsburg. The interactive, living-history museum--which covers 122 hectares (301 acres)--is actually a network of restored Colonial structures manned by costumed, in-character employees. Ride in a rented horse-drawn carriage down the cobblestone streets past the Governor's Palace and Capitol Building. Walk through Merchants Square, an 18th-century marketplace dotted with original storefronts. Take part in America’s fight for independence during a reenactment of the storming of the Governor's Palace or the march to victory at Yorktown. You can even participate in a trial. Purchase the combined Historic Triangle ticket for discounted entries to Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown, and Yorktown. Add Colonial Williamsburg and other attractions to your Williamsburg trip itinerary using our Williamsburg vacation planner.
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Where to stay in Williamsburg

Williamsburg offers lodgings for every taste, including four-star resorts, quaint inns, and budget-friendly hotels. Accommodations in the city's historical district provide easy access to all of the area's major attractions, but they also charge much higher prices than equally comfortable guesthouses in some of the outlying neighborhoods. For a genuine Virginian experience, consider pitching a tent or renting a cottage in one of the area's popular campgrounds, which offer shuttle services to the city's major attractions and provide free Wi-Fi, cable TV, and fenced-in areas for pets.
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  • Very nice. Interesting and easy walking. Nice architecture, well maintainef with period clothed people willing to answer any questions. No cost to walk around. Ghost tours and inside look does require...  more »
  • My daughter, a budding archaeologist, loved the fact that they let kids sign up to participate in an active excavation of a store. She loved digging, washing, sifting and learning about the pottery, b...  more »
  • With the old buildings, history, interpretative characters and artisans, it was very interesting. There is a shuttle that runs around the perimeter which is nice--cuts down on walking when you get tir...  more »
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  • There's a small, stagecoach in the middle where there were actors portraying and reciting Christmas Carol (during Christmas time festivities). They may have other, seasonal shows just checkout the stagecoach (that looks like a prop).