Home to the first permanent English settlement in the New World and site of the last major battle of the American Revolution, the "historic triangle" of Williamsburg, Jamestown and Yorktown is alive with history.
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176 Water Country USA Pkwy
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1350 John Tyler Highway
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Fat Canary Delivers Sweet Song Among Williamsburg Restaurants
Visit the Site of the Battle of Green Spring
Places to dine in Colonial Williamsburg are plentiful, but not necessarily rated four stars for such a highly visited and promoted family travel destination. Williamsburg has every kind of eatery on the spectrum from fast food to family dining to historic food to fine dinning. The area is tilted more... Read more
Revolutionary War Skirmish Occurred Near Williamsburg
Green Spring Plantation, a few miles from the center of modern-day Williamsburg, was considered a showplace property during the 1600s. Its 7,000 acres along the James River was the home of Governor Sir William Berkeley. It was known for agricultural innovation, greenhouses, horses and pottery.
Anyone knowledgeable about the history in and around Williamsburg during the American Revolution will recognize the name of British General Lord Cornwallis. He surrendered to the American and French troops at Yorktown during 1781. But before settling in nearby Yorktown and only months before he was trapped... Read more