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Williamsburg, Virginia, Usa

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Williamsburg Overview

A Bit of History
Located on the Virginia Peninsula in the Hampton Roads Region in southeastern Virginia, the city of Williamsburg is famous for Colonial Williamsburg, which is a restored historic area of the city. The city of Williamsburg lies between the James and York rivers, and is the center of the Historical Triangle of Virginia (which also includes Jamestown and Yorktown), and is one of the most popular tourist destinations. Originally named Middle Plantation, the city of Williamsburg was renamed after the capital of the Virginia Colony was moved from Jamestown in 1968. This city is rich with history and sites that remain intact from even hundreds of years ago.
Boasting several different historical sites, the city of Williamsburg is also home to the very first known mental hospital in the US, established in the year 1770 (now known as Eastern State Hospital). Nearby, you can take a tour through the second oldest university in the US, College of William and Mary, recognized way back in 1693. These institutions were just a small part of the landscape of one of America’s first colonial cities of that era, Williamsburg, Virginia.
Tourist Attractions
Some of the most appealing aspects of Williamsburg are the historical sites, plantations and entertainment that can be found. Enjoy the hospitality of the old south when you come to visit Colonial Williamsburg, America’s largest living history museum where you’ll find over 88 original structures, with a total of 400 designed to resemble the 1770’s. More than that, you’ll find re-enactment of life as it was back then to really make you feel like you’ve traveled back in time, with dozens of attractions that appeal to our modern age!
While mostly famous for being a part of the historical triangle, Williamsburg boasts other attractions that are great for family entertainment. You’ll find two world-class theme parks here: Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Water Country USA -two exciting parks filled with fun and adventures! Bring the family for some days of energetic fun, or just relax and enjoy the unique ambience of this historical city!
When you come to visit Williamsburg, be sure to take the time to see the plantations that show off the colonial and federal periods in their architecture –these are sites you won’t want to miss! Everyone is sure to enjoy the historic ambiance found in the gorgeous city of Williamsburg, where anyone who has a taste for history will find plenty to see and learn.
Shopping and Dining
While spending your time in the gorgeous city of Williamsburg, be sure to enjoy the array of dining you can find here, from seafood specialties to ethnic cuisine to the wide selection of American foods, you’ll find both classy dining spots and fun family restaurants. You can also find a variety of spots to get some of your best shopping done in Williamsburg. Find the best deals in the outlet stores, or browse through the unique little boutiques and quaint shops where you can do your gift shopping in Colonial Williamsburg.
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