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American History at its Best

American History at its Best: Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown. Studying history may not seem like a huge priority, but the more we learn about the past, the better we understand the present, and the easier it is to create better paths to the future. The truth is, history is closer than […]

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Your Ticket to Colonial Williamsburg

When you stay at King’s Creek in Williamsburg, Virginia, you have access to a spectrum of unique experiences—from thrilling rides at an award-winning theme park to the chance to step back in time at the country’s largest living history museum. In Colonial Williamsburg, a 300-acre American history museum, there is so much to see, do, […]

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Memorial Day Weekend in the Historic Triangle

Many of us observe Memorial Day by participating in parades and visiting cemeteries or memorials of the men and women who have died while serving in the U.S. military. It is also a wonderful time to gather with friends and family and appreciate, celebrate and reflect on all the gifts that come with American freedom, […]

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Escape to the Past this Summer

Whether you’re planning a summer vacation with family, a good friend or two, or even if you’re flying solo, you’ve simply got to escape to the past this summer and experience one of the most unique, interactive and historic places in our country—the Historic Triangle.  Three beautiful historic colonial communities bordered by the York and […]

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Black History Month

In the living history museum that is Colonial Williamsburg, African-American programming can be enjoyed year-round. However, February is Black History Month.  Colonial Williamsburg is committed to an ambitious goal: present history in a manner that remains engaging, interactive and authentic. Underneath the layers of charming buildings and romantic legends are real-life characters who have poured […]

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American Indian Heritage Month

Do you ever wish you could travel to the past to see things as they really happened? It sounds impossible, but Colonial Williamsburg is your modern-day answer to journeying through time, which is perfect for celebrating American Indian Heritage Month!   November is Native American Heritage Month, and Colonial Williamsburg is sharing a lineup of […]

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The Perfect Fall Getaway

What is it about changing seasons that still makes us giddy? Maybe it’s the idea of the perfect Fall getaway waiting for you. Change is good, and the changes that come with fall are really, really good—especially in Williamsburg, Virginia, where there are a ton of ways to be entertained and spend time in the […]

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Special Exhibitions at Jamestown Settlement

Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown tell the story of 17th-century Virginia—a true story and a fascinating one. Come check out these special exhibitions at Jamestown Settlement. Learn about the birth of America in the very place where these events actually happened, from the arrival of the English colonists at Jamestown in […]

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Sharing Their Side of the Story

As you may already know, Colonial Williamsburg is a living history site that shares stories from America’s beginnings through the eyes of historical interpreters—that is, 21st-century museum professionals who assume the identities of real 18th-century people, including actual colonists, free and enslaved people, and Native Americans. And they take their roles seriously by sharing their […]

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Explore Black History Month From Home

Not only is education the best tool for change, but it’s also one we all have at our fingertips (yup, even in quarantine!). One of the best ways to learn new things is in person, and Colonial Williamsburg is a rich and unique treasure trove of information on America’s past. BUT if you feel safer staying […]

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