Staying in one of the restored Colonial houses in Williamsburg, Virginia [is amazing.] We have done this with our sons for years and it’s a favorite trip for our family.
You get all the benefits of the reknowned Williamsburg Inn (you check in there and have access to the Inn’s amenities/room service), but you stay in a restored house or tavern, right in the historic area.
Especially in the Fall, there’s nothing quite like it with the trees ablaze with beautiful Autumn colors, the smell of wood-burning fireplaces in the air, and hot cider and gingerbread cakes for sale by local tradespeople (dressed in authentic colonial attire).
You can’t help but be transported back to the early times of our country and the struggle for freedom and independence.
It’s First Class and definitely worth doing!
Another word to the wise: Yorktown, Virginia (a stone’s throw from Williamsburg) celebrated its 400th Anniversary in 2007.
Colonial Williamsburg is already accepting reservations for this special year. For additional information and reservations, contact Colonial Williamsburg at 800/447-8679, visit www.history.org or speak with a travel agent.
To learn more about the Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center, call 888/593-4682 or visit www.historyisfun.org.
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