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Four Fun Things: Fall Attractions, Activities, and Adventures in Colonial Williamsburg. The end of summer doesn’t have to mean the end of vacations! On the contrary, September is the ideal time to book a family vacation. In the historic city of Williamsburg, Virginia, many marvelous attractions, activities and adventures await! Here are some great ideas for a memorable weekend getaway.
Visit Busch Gardens
Before your kids become inundated with homework, studying, and after-school commitments, give them one last adrenaline boost at the world’s most beautiful theme park. Busch Gardens is bursting with fun, with rides and rollercoasters for all ages, exciting wildlife encounters, and unforgettable live performances and events. The park is home to nine villages that represent six European countries, complete with their respective foods, landscaping and architecture. If you’re itching for a European adventure, just come to Williamsburg for an exciting and memorable tour! Right now, enjoy the park’s annual Bier Fest event through September!
Go on a Sunset Cruise
Second on our list of four fun things… you have to try a sunset cruise! The American history that can be found in the Historic Triangle is unmatched, and along with its historical significance, there are breathtaking sightseeing opportunities all around. For breathtaking scenic views, try Jamestown Discovery Boat Tours’s Sunset Cruise (handicapped accessible). While you cruise the beautiful James River, learn more about the area’s iconic landmarks and historic significance, including true stories about the world travelers, adventurers and marauders who once sailed the very same river! These boats are large enough to accommodate a family or group but still small enough for an intimate, unencumbered view of the natural beauty that Williamsburg has to offer!
Step Back in Time at Colonial Williamsburg
Are you someone who is passionate about history? Do you love being immersed in the world of the past? Visit Colonial Williamsburg, where history positively comes to life. The Colonial Williamsburg museum is the ideal place to visit in September—run into well-known historic figures like George Washington and Thomas Jefferson (played by brilliant historians and actor-interpreters) as well as lesser-known (and equally interesting) figures who lived and contributed to our history in the time of the American Revolution. This living history museum is the perfect place to bring children, too, as there are wonderful opportunities for kids of all ages to connect with history in a meaningful and memorable way. Whether you are connecting with history for the first time or reconnecting for the hundredth time, this is something we should all do if we have the chance!
Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown
Jamestown Settlement in historic Jamestown, Virginia, allows guests of all ages to experience a recreation of the lives of 17th-century Native Americans, West Central Africans and English colonists who converged here. Explore a life-sized version of a military fort, a recreated Powhatan village (Pocahontas was a Powhatan from this area!), and three replica ships that brought the first English colonists to Williamsburg. In addition to these larger-than-life outdoor exhibits, guests can also experience gallery exhibits and immersive films that teach about life at the time.
The American Revolution Museum at Yorktown neighbors Jamestown Settlement, and tells the next chapter of American history including the story of the nation’s founding, the dawn of the Constitution and beyond. Explore exciting indoor galleries featuring films, artifacts and environments, as well as outdoor exhibits. The recreated Continental Army encampment teaches about the life of a soldier with daily demonstrations on medical treatment, camp life and cooking, and firings of a flintlock musket. Explore a Revolution-era farm, based on a real-life 18th-century family, to help with chores in the house, kitchen, tobacco barn, gardens and crops!
We hope you enjoy these Four Fun Things you have to look forward to in Colonial Williamsburg! Book your stay with us here at King’s Creek, your home away from home.