Colonial Williamsburg Is Amazing - My Family Travels

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 or speak with a travel agent.

To learn more about the Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center, call 888/593-4682 or visit


Jamestown Settlement and the Yorktown Victory Center are family friendly museums that offer a “hands-on” learning experience.   Jamestown Settlement visitors can steer with a tiller or whipstaff aboard a re-creation of one of the three ships that brought English colonists to Virginia in 1607, explore contents of a “see” chest on the ships’ pier, try on 17th-century-style armor and play ninepins or quoits at the re-created colonial fort, grind corn and weave plant fibers into cordage at the Powhatan Indian village, and use oyster shells to scrape out a dugout canoe at the riverfront discovery area.  Visitors may be invited to join an artillery crew or drill with wooden muskets at the Yorktown Victory Center’s re-created Continental Army encampment, and help water the garden or “break” flax at the 1780s farm.   In both museums’ exhibit galleries, displays at a child’s eye level ask thought-provoking questions that help visitors compare their lives today with life in the 17th and 18th centuries.  At the Yorktown Victory Center, youngsters can try on 18th-century-style clothing.

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