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Williamsburg Attractions

Take a step back in time when you visit historic Williamsburg, Virginia. Williamsburg activities will make you feel like a real colonial settler during the days of British rule and the War of Independence. Williamsburg tours are perfect for history buffs and families alike who are keen on learning more about United States’ history while having fun at the same time.

One of the main attractions in Williamsburg is the Williamsburg-Jamestown-Yorktown triangle. This area is chock full of American history played out on a daily basis. Soldiers, fife and drum groups, period costumes, and preserved colonial houses are all part of this must see destination. Adults and children alike will enjoy one of the best colonial reproduction cities ever made in the country. If you plan on visiting some of the places in this part of Williamsburg, make sure you pick up a map before you begin your journey.

Next on your list of things to do in Williamsburg, VA should be the Busch Gardens theme park. Located across the street from the historical district of the city, Busch Gardens offers a variety of thrilling attractions, adventures, and live shows which cater to people of all ages.

After a thrilling day at Busch Gardens, kick your feet up, have a drink and enjoy some authentic colonial food at one of Williamsburg's many taverns. These local spots are popular among tourists and residents alike because of their authentic feeling and great tasting food.

If you're interested in playing a round of golf, there are a variety of Williamsburg excursions offering transportation to one of the area's many top rated golf courses. There are over a dozen courses scattered throughout the area, so there's plenty of golf to go around for every green-loving tourist.

Things to Do in Williamsburg with Kids

Williamsburg boasts plenty of close by fun activities for you and the kids. Our family friendly experiences will keep everyone happy for days.

Free Things to Do in Williamsburg

A trip to Williamsburg need not blow your budget. You won't have to spend a penny if you go to:

Public Hospital Museum - Loaded with thought-provoking displays and objects, this place is a paradise for minds that burn with curiosity.

Waller Mill Park - Let the kids have a good time or be a big kid again yourself — this place just oozes fun.

College of William and Mary - Stop by this historic site and experience a slice of the cultural heritage of the area.

Ford's Colony at Williamsburg - This is a bustling place where you can absorb the atmosphere and join in on the local way of life.

Williamsburg Farmers Market - Introduce yourself to a local and find out why many travelers stop to visit this place.

Bruton Parish Church - No matter your religious leanings, this place will invoke a sense of reverence.

Greensprings Greenway Interpretative Trail - Get set for views that'll leave you amazed at this natural landscape.

Waller Mill Park - Cultivate your green thumb and explore the beautiful and diverse plants on display.

Explore The Neighborhoods of Williamsburg

North Newport News

While visiting North Newport News, you might make a stop by sights like Fort Eustis and Newport News Park.


Frequently Asked Questions

What should I not miss in Williamsburg?

You'll want to put these attractions at the top of your to-do list to make the most of your visit:

  • Busch Gardens Williamsburg
  • Water Country USA
  • Jamestown Settlement
  • Historic Jamestowne

Are there cheap things to do in Williamsburg?

A Ripley's Believe It or Not! Odditorium Tickets promises a fantastic time without costing too much.

What can you do in Williamsburg for free?

You could even leave your credit card in the hotel safe for the day, because these excellent attractions won't cost you a cent:

  • Colonial Williamsburg Visitor Center
  • Williamsburg Premium Outlets
  • College of William and Mary
  • Colonial National Historical Park