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From DC: Colonial Williamsburg and Historical Triangle Tour

1. From DC: Colonial Williamsburg and Historical Triangle Tour

The adventure begins with pickup from your accommodation in Washington, DC and heads to Jamestown, Virginia. Learn how Jamestown was the first English settlement in North America, as well as the original capital of the state. Explore historic Jamestown with your guide, and admire the remnants of Fort James. Next, visit the reconstructed Glasshouse of 1608 and walk in the footsteps of Captain John Smith and Pocahontas. Continue onto Colonial Williamsburg, and enjoy a guided walk through the world’s largest living history museum. Travel back in time as you stroll through this historic site, complete with costumed actors who bring this revolutionary town to life. Before heading back to DC, visit Yorktown and check out the battlefield where General George Washington fought in the Revolutionary War. At the end of a fascinating experience, soak up views of the Colonial Parkway on the return journey.

From Washington DC: Colonial Williamsburg Guided Tour

2. From Washington DC: Colonial Williamsburg Guided Tour

Explore three top historic sites on this day trip from Washington DC including Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown Settlement, and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown. On your way to the first location you’ll have a quick restroom stop where you can buy coffee and snacks. Upon arrival to Colonial Williamsburg, the country’s largest living history museum, explore a wide variety of sites at your leisure including the Governor’s Palace, Capitol, and Courthouse, gardens, trade sites, and the newly added art museums. Head over to the Charlton Stage and Hennage Auditorium for daily stage performances. Then, explore Jamestown Settlement, a living history museum telling the story of 17th-century Virginia and the arrival of English colonists in Jamestown. Make sure to climb aboard the re-creations of the three Jamestown Settlement ships as well as explore a re-creation of Paspahegh Town. End your day with the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, a living history museum exploring the nation’s founding. In the evening, you’ll board the bus back to Washington, DC and arrive in time to enjoy the evening there. It’s a full day of jam-packed history and fun – without the hassle of planning or driving on your own.

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