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Williamsburg, Virginia is a wonderful place to call home, but it’s also one of the best places to take your family for a visit, any time of year! While most vacation destinations go into hibernation each winter, the Historic Triangle offers opportunities to continue learning, exploring, and discovering new inspiration. Here’s what you can expect when you visit us at King’s Creek for winter in the Historic Triangle!
When: Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Riverwalk Landing
On January 29, February 12 and 26, and March 12, put on your warmest coat and head to Riverwalk Landing for Yorktown Market Days’ Winter Markets. Just because it’s cold out doesn’t mean you can’t shop! Browse your favorite vendors and their locally grown, produced and crafted products (think tasty baked goods, prepared soups, gourmet chocolates, homemade candles, dog treats, local art—basically everything you need to beat the winter blues!).
There is perhaps no better demonstration of how life has changed in America since the 17th century than to visit the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown and Jamestown Settlement! Open year-round, the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown tells the story of our nation’s founding from the beginning of the colonial period through the dawn of the Constitution and beyond. Explore exciting indoor galleries and outdoor exhibits, including a recreated Continental Army encampment that teaches guests about the life of a soldier, including medical treatment, camp life and cooking, and how to fire a flintlock musket.
Jamestown Settlement is one of Virginia’s best historic treasures—this living-history museum of 17th-century Virginia history and culture shares the stories of America’s beginnings through film, artifacts and indoor and outdoor exhibits. Climb aboard recreations of the ships that first touched America’s shores, learn about the lives and cultures of the Native Americans who occupied this area centuries ago, and discover the encounters and events that started a new nation.
Through February 28, outdoor guided tours are available each day at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
When: Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
The Gallery at York Hall is part welcoming center, part art exhibit. Guests can come browse or purchase art made by hundreds of local artists! Each month, new artists are featured along with their paintings, pottery, jewelry, stained glass, and more! The best part? Your purchase makes a difference! A portion of the proceeds from your purchase supports performing and visual arts in Historic Yorktown. Come by often to see what’s new!
The Historic Area of Colonial Williamsburg is open every day from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Visit tradespeople in their shops, discover something new at the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg, shop, take a cozy carriage ride, and enjoy comfort food at the Taverns!
Enjoy a family-friendly activity this winter on historic Duke of Gloucester Street with a few turns on the ice! Refreshments including hot cider and coffee, with more available for purchase right off the ice. This is also a great pre-dinner activity, as it’s across the street from eight fabulous restaurants in Merchants Square. Liberty Ice Pavilion is open daily now through February 27!
Start the year off with excitement and fun for all ages with Winter Weekends, now through the last weekend in January. Connect with regional conservation groups and come face-to-face with visiting animal ambassadors from around the world. See live local bands rock out, representing a new era every weekend. Embrace the crisp winter air with a hot cocoa in hand as you stroll through eight villages filled with millions of beautiful lights. And don’t forget thrilling rides, kid-friendly activities, and more!