Williamsburg and Hampton Roads

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  • 1. Busch Gardens

    Amusement Park/Water Park

    Voted the world's most beautiful theme park for 26 consecutive years and counting, Busch Gardens features more than 50 rides and attractions...Read More

  • 2. Jamestown Settlement

    Museum/Gallery

    Adjacent to but distinct from Historic Jamestowne is a mainland living-history museum called Jamestown Settlement. The site marries 40,000 square...Read More

  • 3. Mariners' Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    A world history of seagoing vessels and the people who sailed them occupies the outstanding Mariners' Museum, inside a 550-acre park. An alliance...Read More

  • 4. Virginia Air and Space Center

    Museum/Gallery

    The Virginia Air and Space Center traces the history of flight and space exploration. The nine-story, futuristic, $30 million center is the...Read More

  • 5. Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    This collection, within the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum, showcases American "decorative usefulware"—toys, furniture, weather vanes...Read More

  • 6. Berkeley Plantation

    House/Mansion/Villa

    Virginians say that the first Thanksgiving was celebrated at Berkeley in December 1619, not in Massachusetts in 1621. This plantation was the...Read More

  • 7. Bruton Parish Church

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The lovely brick Episcopal Bruton Parish Church has served continuously as a house of worship since it was built in 1715. One of its 20th-century...Read More

  • 8. Capitol

    Building/Architectural Site

    Williamsburg was important because it was the location of the Capitol. It was here that the prerevolutionary House of Burgesses (dominated by...Read More

  • 9. Children's Museum of Virginia

    Museum/Gallery

    The largest children's museum in the state, the Children's Museum of Virginia has so many hands-on exhibits that teach through activities that...Read More

  • 10. Chrysler Museum of Art

    Museum/Gallery

    By any standard, the Chrysler Museum of Art downtown qualifies as one of America's major art museums. The permanent collection includes works...Read More

  • 11. City Point

    Military Site

    The history of City Point includes a Revolutionary War skirmish and 10 months as General Ulysses S. Grant's Union headquarters during the Civil...Read More

  • 12. Colonial Williamsburg Visitor Center

    Information Center

    This is the logical first stop at Colonial Williamsburg. Here you can park free; buy tickets; see a 35-minute introductory movie, Williamsburg...Read More

  • 13. Courthouse

    Government Building

    The original Courthouse of 1770 was used by municipal and county courts until 1932. Civil and minor criminal matters and cases involving slaves...Read More

  • 14. DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    This museum adds another cultural dimension that goes well beyond Colonial history. Grouped by medium are English and American furniture, textiles...Read More

  • 15. Duke of Gloucester Street

    Neighborhood/Street

    The spine of Colonial Williamsburg's restored area is the broad 1-mile-long Duke of Gloucester Street. Some Saturdays at noon–2:30 pm, the Fifes...Read More

  • 16. Endview Plantation

    House/Mansion/Villa

    Built in 1769 by William Harwood, the Georgian-style house known as Endview Plantation has witnessed momentous events in American history. Situated...Read More

  • 17. Everard House

    House/Mansion/Villa

    Built in 1717 by John Brush, a gunsmith, and later owned by Thomas Everard, who was twice mayor of Williamsburg, this wood-frame house contains...Read More

  • 18. First Landing State Park

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    Botanists will have a field day at First Landing State Park, which is inland from the Cape Henry lighthouses and near the army installation...Read More

  • 19. Fort Monroe

    Museum/Gallery

    The channel between Chesapeake Bay and Hampton Roads is the "mouth" of Hampton Roads. On the north side of this passage is Hampton's Fort Monroe...Read More

  • 20. George Wythe House

    House/Mansion/Villa

    This home was the residence of Thomas Jefferson's law professor; Wythe was also a signer of the Declaration of Independence. General Washington...Read More

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