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Colonial National Historical Park

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Step Back in Time to Prepare for the Future

Colonial Williamsburg has much fulfilled and unfulfilled potential. What they do well they do... read more

Reviewed July 26, 2017
Susan V
Good but needs more

I loved this place but I think it could do more. As an international visitor it was impossible to... read more

Reviewed July 20, 2017
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An area of southeast Virginia where the following major historical sites/towns are linked by a 23-mile road: Williamsburg, Jamestown, and Yorktown.
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
1000 Colonial Pkwy, Yorktown, VA 23690
+1 757-898-2410
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Reviewed July 26, 2017

Colonial Williamsburg has much fulfilled and unfulfilled potential. What they do well they do superbly. They know how to make history come alive and in doing so they don't have to force it to make it relevant, it just becomes transparently, totally relevant. They know...More

Thank Susan V
Reviewed July 20, 2017

I loved this place but I think it could do more. As an international visitor it was impossible to use an app. I missed a good map and guide source. They need a rental audio guide and they need a big contextualising film like st...More

1  Thank J0anneM
Reviewed July 17, 2017

I have been visiting Colonial Willamsburg since 1964. Every year That I return I find something new to learn. Whether you visit the palace, capital building, Barret Hall, eat at a tavern or take a carriage ride there is something for everyone here.

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Reviewed July 12, 2017

Colonial Williamsburg was reconstructed using original foundations and plans of each building, street and businesses. The actors portraying the people of the time are very good at what they do. You get the feel of what it was like to live during the period of...More

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Reviewed July 10, 2017

Loved this historical park. As a history teacher, I loved every moment of walking the streets of historical Williamsburg. I loved how people are in character in all of the shops and streets. You feel like you stepped back in time...

Thank Sandy S
Reviewed June 27, 2017

We really enjoyed our visit, a step back in time. Carriage ride, open market, shops and history galore.

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Reviewed June 13, 2017

First a tip: If you visit Yorktown know that if you visit Jamestowne you can get half off your entrance fee to Jamestowne. I was here on a Sunday in June and I think that's a regular deal, nothing special going on. But check for...More

1  Thank Steve H
Reviewed May 23, 2017

We walked the old town then wandered down to the water and the beach. Quaint little town with so much history.

Thank Kim S
Reviewed April 30, 2017

Colonial williamsburg is currently a two-headed site. Part of it is no-cost to visitors, and there is a charge for specific sites. For historical interested, do your homework prior to purchasing you tickets. These "admission only" spots bring oral interpretations from paid staffs. Still, there...More

Thank donpipes
Reviewed April 20, 2017 via mobile

This park is actually made up of three locales: Williamsburg, Jamestown and Yorktown. Jamestown is the ruins of the historic settlement, while Yorktown is the lovely town and notable battlefield. Colonial Williamsburg is by far the most famous and is worth a day all on...More

1  Thank jehenson81
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Janet A
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Yes, that is definitely doable. My suggestion though would be to get an early start. Sounds like a good travel plan....have fun!!!