Historic Triangle Williamsburg
Who says history can’t be fun for kids and adults!
Colonial Williamsburg's Historic Area offers a unique opportunity to step back more than 220 years to the eve of the American Revolution. As the nation’s largest living history museum, Williamsburg’s 301 acres includes 500 buildings, homes, stores and taverns, all reconstructed and restored to their 18th century appearance. Yet it’s the people of Williamsburg who truly bring the incredible history to life for all to enjoy.
You’ll find tradesmen practicing 30 historic trades and domestic crafts; historical interpreters ready to answer your questions; character actors portraying critical events in our nation’s development; and 90 acres of gardens. It’s all part of Colonial Williamsburg.
America’s Historic Triangle
From tours of the historic buildings and battlefields to the live action drama, Revolutionary City™, Williamsburg provides an amazing opportunity to explore America’s rich history in a fun and interactive way. But that’s just one third of the area’s historic triangle in Virginia.
America’s Historic Triangle also includes the nearby Jamestown Settlement, where John Smith and company established the first permanent English colony in the New World, and Historic Yorktown where the Revolutionary War’s most decisive battle was fought.
History and Modern Day Fun
The Historic Triangle Virginia offers a unique look back at how America was born. But Williamsburg is also home to big thrills and modern day fun. You can ride world-class roller coasters at nearby Busch Gardens. The European themed park offers up 350 acres of fun-filled rides, attractions, animal encounters and live entertainment. Or for those hot summer days, you can take the whole family to cool off at Water Country USA, the mid-Atlantic’s largest water park.
With so much history and present day thrills and excitement, it’s no wonder the Historic Triangle Williamsburg remains one of America’s favorite destinations.v