Group Tours to Williamsburg Virginia

Student Educational Programs

Below you will find descriptions of each attraction's educational programs. Please visit the programs' websites for additional information and resources (including teachers' guides, curriculums, student workbooks, etc).

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Berkeley Plantation - Busch Gardens Williamsburg - Colonial Williamsburg
Historic Jamestowne - Jamestown Settlement - Yorktown Battlefield & Visitor Center - Yorktown Victory Center
Virginia Living Museum


Berkeley Plantation

Life in the 18th Century focuses on the social standards and education of of the time as compared to present day. President William Henry Harrison examines the life of the former President from his boyhood at Berkeley to his time at the White House.  The Civil War and The Army of the Potomac allows students to visit General George McClellan’s Berkeley headquarters which supplied 140,000 union soldiers in 1862.


Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Students visiting Busch Gardens experience education around every corner!  Physics comes to life for students while riding the world-class coasters and measuring their g-force with the mounted accelerometers.  In Jack Hannah's Wild Reserve, students will meet wild animals from all over the world and learn how conversation efforts matter.


Colonial Williamsburg 

Embark on a revolutionary adventure every time you step into Revolutionary City, our daily two-hour street theater.  Visit artisans throughout the Historic Area and learn what it was like to be a resident of a town at the heart of America's quest for independence.  Colonial Evening Programs offer a variety of 18th-century entertainment, from dance to theatre.


Historic Jamestowne 

Mysteries of the Past teaches students what archaeology and documents reveal about America's birthplace.  Jamestown: A Beginning explores the challenges faced by the three cultures in the settlement of Jamestowne.  On the Ranger Guided Walking Tour student walk the very ground where America was settled by the English.


Jamestown Settlement

Life at Jamestown introduces students to the early struggles in the colony through interactive demonstrations.  Compare and contrast the different Cultures an Jamestown through studying artifacts and role-playing.  Take part in corn grinding, hide-scraping and other activities in Living with the Indians.


Yorktown Battlefield & Visitor Center

Fortunes of War helps students understand how the American Revolution impacted the lives of soldiers and citizens.  Take a Siege Line Walking Tour to learn about the events surrounding the last major battle between Washington and Cornwallis.  In a Non-Firing Artillery Demonstration, students learn about the weaponry used in the Revolutionary War. 


Yorktown Victory Center

Colonial Life allows students to explore life on a typical 1780s Tidewater Virginia farm.  Analyze and develop historical skills of the American Revolution in Life of a Private.  Examine reproductions of 18th-century medical tools and procedures and make an herbal remedy to take home with you in the Colonial Medicine program.


The Virginia Living Museum

Survival - It's Wild examines the different physical and behavioral adaptations that animals develop that make it possible for them to survive environmental extremes. Oasis in Space is a full-dome feature about life in space!  Through A Meaningful Watershed Experience, students confront real-life ecological challenges in this hands-on lab.

Performance opportunities are available at Busch Gardens Williamsburg, Colonial Williamsburg in addition to other non-traditional venues. Please call 800-368-6511 for more information.  Programs are subject to change.  For the most up-to-date information, please contact the attractions individually.  Notice an error?  Email your corrections to Joanna Skrabala.