The Best Things to Do in Williamsburg

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Popular things to do in Williamsburg

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Water Park
Water Country USA
4.3
Duration: 8 hours
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Water Park
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
4.2
Duration: 8 hours
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Historic Site
Historic Jamestowne
4.7
Duration: 4 hours
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Historic Site
Governor's Palace
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Founded in 1632 as a fortified settlement on the high ground between two rivers, Williamsburg served as a colonial capital of Virginia for over 80 years. Today, the city's tourism-based economy remains centered on the 120 hectare (300 acre) historical district, the country's largest open-air museum, containing hundreds of restored and reconstructed buildings from the colonial period. The city is home to the College of William and Mary, the second-oldest institution of higher education in the country, which taught three American presidents and many other key figures in the nation's early history. Williamsburg also contains many modern tourist attractions, including two major theme parks. With the Inspirock international travel planner, Williamsburg and other destinations across the globe can be made central to your personalized travel plans.

Side trips from Williamsburg

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Battlefield
American Revolution Museum at Yorktown Yorktown
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Battlefield
Yorktown Battlefield Yorktown
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Park
The Mariners' Museum & Park Newport News
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Boat Tour
Boat Tours & Water Sports Yorktown
4.5
Duration: 2 hours

Historic Sites in Williamsburg

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Historic Site
Colonial Williamsburg
4.4
Duration: 4 hours
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Church
Bruton Parish Episcopal Church
4.6
Duration: 30 minutes
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Historic Site
Bassett Hall
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Historic Site
Public Hospital Museum
4.2
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Williamsburg

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National Park
Colonial National Historical Park
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Historic Site
George Wythe House
4.8
Duration: 30 minutes
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State Park
York River State Park
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Architectural Building
Wren Building
4.8
Duration: 2 hours

Shopping in Williamsburg

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Gift & Specialty Shop
Yankee Candle Company
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Factory Outlet
Williamsburg Premium Outlets
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Williamsburg Pottery
1.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Shopping Mall
Merchants Square
4.4
Duration: 2 hours

Kid-friendly things to do in Williamsburg

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Historic Site
Jamestown Settlement
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Specialty Museum
Ripley's Believe It or Not!
3.2
Duration: 2 hours
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Water Park
Great Wolf Lodge Williamsburg
3.5
Duration: 2 hours
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