Top Attractions in Williamsburg
Watch history come to life! Experience 18th-century America at Colonial Williamsburg, the nation’s largest living history museum. Visit Jamestown Settlement’s galleries, film and outdoor interpretive areas, and Historic Jamestowne, where John Smith and company established the first permanent English colony in the New World. Travel to Yorktown Battlefield, Yorktown Victory Center and Historic Yorktown to learn more about the Revolutionary War’s most decisive battle. This is America’s Historic Triangle, and there’s no better place to have fun exploring our nation’s rich history.
Founded in 1607, some 13 years before the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth, Jamestown served as the capital of Virginia throughout the 17th century and saw the establishment of the language, customs, laws and government practiced in our nation today. Today, the National Park Service and APVA Preservation Virginia preserve and interpret our nation’s roots at Historic Jamestowne, site of America’s first permanent English settlement.