Photo Courtesy of Williamsburg, VAGovernor Norborne Berkeley at William & MaryYou 'll love it here!Colonial WilliamsburgOxen and cartInside the Yankee Candle complexThe Governor arrivesin WilliamsburgInterpreter at CW

Families will love:

  • A 301-acre living history museum
  • Busch Gardens and Water Country USA
  • Yorktown Victory Center

America's Historic Triangle, located in Virginia's Tidewater region, connects Williamsburg, Jamestown and Yorktown. The region, sometimes dubbed "the Kids' Corner of Virginia," offers plenty of fun -- much of it in the form of hands-on history.

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America's Historic Triangle, located in Virginia's Tidewater region, connects Williamsburg, Jamestown and Yorktown. The region, sometimes dubbed "the Kids' Corner of Virginia," offers plenty of fun -- much of it in the form of hands-on history.

Colonial Williamsburg, a 301-acre living history museum recreates 18th-century life in the capital of Virginia. Walk the streets, and you and your family can imagine -- or even meet -- George Washington and Patrick Henry, as well as ordinary townspeople.

At the Yorktown Battlefield, envision the last significant battle of the American Revolution, and at the Yorktown Victory Center, meet Continental Army re-enactors. In Jamestown, take in the same views of the river that pioneers once enjoyed, and learn how to weave baskets, tan hides and defend a fort at Jamestown Settlement.

In summer, top off your historic getaway with good, old-fashioned fun at the area's theme parks -- Busch Gardens Williamsburg and its sister park, Water Country USA.

For more information on Colonial Williamsburg, check out our Colonial Williamsburg destination page.

Written by Candyce H. Stapen less

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