American Furniture: From Virginia to Vermont
April 01 - December 31
This exhibition in the Elizabeth Ridgely and Miodrag Blagojevich Gallery highlights pieces from Read on
Exhibition Opening - Tramp Art
September 29 - September 07
Explore this intriguing art form through the study of five objects ranging from a seven-foot-tall Read on
Changing Keys: From Harpsichord to Pianoforte
November 22 - September 07
Explore the evolution of spinets, harpsichords, and pianos in the 18th century in this exhibition of Read on
January 01 - December 31
Take a 30-minute orientation walk that will help you plan your visit. Get the latest information on Read on
Family Fun Tour
If you're looking for an itinerary that the whole family can enjoy, then the Family Fun Tour is for you! This tour was designed to please everyone - kids and adults alike!
Consumer Sales Manager, Tourism
Family Fun Tour*
|Day One: Jamestown and Go-Karts Plus|
Start your day early at Historic Jamestowne where you’ll visit the site of the original James Fort, the first permanent English Settlement in America! You’ll not only learn about the archaeological dig that unearthed clues about this nation’s past, you’ll experience and witness the continuation of the excavation! Hike, bike, walk or drive through the forest and swamplands of Jamestown Island, while observing and learning about the area’s wildlife. from there, head to Jamestown Settlement where you’ll get to explore and experience hands-on reproductions of a Powhatan Indian Village, an English fort and the three ships that carried the settlers to America - the Susan Constant, Godspeed, and Discovery. Upon visiting this extraordinary living museum, you’ll truly understand and appreciate the hardships that our nation’s fathers faced. Enjoy the evening at Go-Karts Plus with varying levels of adventure and excitement, there’s something for everyone here! Drive stockcars on the track; ride in the blaster boats and bumper cars; cool off in the arcade; or play a game of miniature golf.
|Day Two: Colonial Williamsburg|
No trip to the Historic Triangle is complete without a full day in Colonial Williamsburg. This incredible living museum encompasses 301 acres, which includes 88 original buildings and 500 reconstructed buildings based on archaeological and architectural research. Explore the vast number of historical sites, including the Governor’s Palace, the Peyton Randolph House and Kitchen and the Capitol. Be sure to visit the Museums of Colonial Williamsburg (Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum, DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum, and Bassett Hall). Dine at one of the local Taverns for lunch. These unique eateries offer a variety of traditional food and drinks set in the backdrop of the 18th-century America. The shops at Merchants Square offer an incredible selection of handcrafted items, gourmet foods, fine wine, clothing, toys and much more. For dinner, eat at one of the area’s first-rate restaurants before taking part in one of Colonial Williamsburg’s Evening Programs. From Virginia’s only witch trial to 18th-century vaudeville entertainment, Colonial Williamsburg’s drama and dance activities vary in topic.
|Day Three: Yorktown & Williamsburg Ghost Tour|
Begin your day in Yorktown by visiting the Yorktown Battlefield & Visitors Center and Yorktown Victory Center. Tour the site where the American Revolutionary War was won! Learn how General George Washington surrounded and defeated Cornwallis and the British Army. Head over to the Riverwalk Landing for a delightful lunch on the shores of the River. Stroll through the quaint village stores for a pleasant shopping experience. Take a cruise of the York River onboard the Schooner Alliance. In the evening, after dinner embark on a different kind of tour – a Williamsburg ghost tour! Keep your eyes peeled as you journey through the Historic Area while learning about myths, legends and folklore!
|Day Four: Busch Gardens Williamsburg|
Plan a full day at Busch Gardens Williamsburg, voted the world’s “Most Beautiful Theme Park” for 20 consecutive years. If you’re an adventure buff, be sure to catch all of the park’s exciting rides, including five thrilling rollercoasters! The Griffon is the world’s tallest, floorless coaster. It carries you up 205 feet before dropping you down a 90 degree angle! DarKastle, the 4-D adventure ride, takes you back in time to a frozen castle, complete with ghosts and werewolves! Thrilling and chills aside, Busch Gardens also offers a variety of first-rate shows and world-class shopping. Take a relaxing walk throughout the park, enjoying its award-winning gardens and landscaping.
|Day Five: Shopping and Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum & 4D Theater|
A day of shopping is a necessity for any Williamsburg visitor! For the greatest deals on the hottest brands, be sure to check out the Williamsburg Premium Outlets, named one of the top ten outlets in America! Stores include Banana Republic, Kate Spade, J. Crew and many more. The area’s only enclosed outlet center, The Williamsburg Outlet Mall, features a number of discounted brand name stores, including Vanity Fair, Lee/Wrangler, Sag Harbor and Casual Male Big & Tall. For a little holiday flair, Yankee Candle is the place to go! Not only does this store carry 250,000 candles, but it boasts an amazing selection of specialty foods and numerous gift items for everyone on your shopping list - including the family pet!
Spend the evening in the bizarre and twisted world of Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum & 4-D Theater which features over 300 one-of-a-kind exhibits. Oddities include a 500 lb. gorilla made entirely out of nails, strands of George Washington’s hair, two-headed animals and a 10’ x 10’ section of the Berlin Wall. Before you leave, be sure to check out one of the two double feature flicks in the attached 4-D Theater.
For more information, contact Vivian Bunting, Consumer Sales Manager, Tourism.
*The above itinerary is only suggestion. For a more customized tour to match your group's wants and needs, feel free to browse our group tour attractions, shopping, dining and lodging options OR contact one of our local tour services - no one knows the ins and outs of the Historic Triangle better than they do! Should you have any questions or comments about this itinerary or simply want to start planning your trip, please contact us via email at Vivian Bunting, or call 800-368-6511.
We strive to keep all information accurate and updated. If you notice any mistakes or changes, please contact Joanna Skrabala, Manager, Tourism & Interactive Programs, via email or call 800-368-6511.
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