Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Area
Welcome to an 18th-century town restored to the time this it was Britain’s largest colony of the new world. It is truly an outdoor living museum with over 500 public buildings, homes, stores, taverns and some of the most beautiful gardens that one can experience. Upon visiting Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Area you will find tradesmen demonstrating over 30 historic trades and domestic crafts and character actors recreating history.
Now you can be a part of the story. In 2007 Colonial Williamsburg introduced their Revolutionary City where each day (weather permitting) the east end of the Historic Area near the Capitol Building is transformed into a street theater. Here the events of the revolution that gave birth to a nation play out in ever day life. Take it a step further and participate in the new Rev Quest, an undercover adventure that leads you throughout the historic area as your search for clues to solve a mystery.
Colonial Williamsburg Restaurants
Colonial Williamsburg also offers a variety of dining options including historical taverns with traditional fare of the time. Enjoy the upscale dining of Kings Arms or perhaps a casual dinner at Chownings and enjoy the age old tradition of Gambols (popular sing alongs and gaming for those of you living in the 21st Century). If the fine dining of today is more your style you will find Merchant’s Square at the end of Duke of Gloucester Street where you will find exquisite shopping and dining options.
Colonial Williamsburg Hotels
The Colonial Williamsburg Resort Collection also offers visitors an opportunity to stay on site just steps from the Historic Area. With a variety of lodging options including the Colonial Williamsburg Lodge and the Colonial Williamsburg Woodlands Hotel as well as two championship golf courses at the Golden Horseshoe Golf Club and a world class spa staying on site has its advantages!
Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Area is open 365 days per year. Click to find out more information about Christmas in Williamsburg.