Williamsburg Area Attractions

Williamsburg Area Attractions

Berkeley Plantations

12602 Harrison Landing Road
Charles City, VA 23030

(888) 466-6018

Berkeley plantation was first settled in 1619, just twelve years after Jamestown. Thirty-eight brave men from Berkeley Parish in England, sailed to Virginia to seek their fortunes. They came ashore at Berkeley December 4, 1619, and gave thanks to God for a safe journey.

Busch Gardens

1 Busch Gardens Blvd.
Williamsburg, VA 23187-8785

800-772-8886

Travel through six European countries at this giant family theme park, where the Old World theme is imaginatively conveyed through land and water rides, including a prize-winning roller coaster, games and atmospheric landscaping.

Colonial Downs

10515 Colonial Downs Pkwy
New Kent, VA 23124

804-966-7223

Colonial Downs is Virginia’s crown jewel of horse racing. Featuring the Secretariat Turf Course, the widest grass oval in North America, and the nation’s second largest dirt racing surface. Colonial Downs is unsurpassed for a day or night of unforgettable entertainment.

Colonial Williamsburg

Williamsburg, VA 23187

(757) 229-1000

Come experience life in the 18th century at Colonial Williamsburg and discover what it meant to choose to become an American at the country’s largest outdoor history museum and highly acclaimed indoor museums.

Ghosts of Williamsburg Candlelight Tour

Williamsburg, VA 23185

757-253-1058

A guide will lead you through the streets of Colonial Williamsburg by candlelight while sharing eerie and fun folklore of this very old city. Based on the book The Ghosts of Williamsburg by L.B. Taylor. The Original ghost tour celebrating its 13th anniversary.Offered every night at a time which is convenient to you. Performed in a true story telling format that is great fun for all ages.

Go-Karts Plus

6910 Richmond Road
Williamsburg, VA

(757) 564-7600

Go-Karts Plus offers three thrilling fast-lane tracks, but they’re just part of the fun at this action park! The mix includes a Mini Golf course, Bumper Boats, Bumper Cars and Kiddie Land. Plus, there is a fully-equipped Arcade with shooting gallery, video games and games of skill. Open from April through October.

Haunted Dinner Theater

Richmond Road
Williamsburg, VA

757-258-2500

A creative interactive performance with a 71 Item All-You-Can-Eat Buffet dinner at Capt. George’s. A perfect evening for families with children of all ages, student groups, senior groups and the military.

High Street

1424 Richmond Road
Williamsburg, VA 23185

Within the Shops at High Street beats the heart of High Street. All of the comforts and conveniences of modern living and an ever-growing selection of shops and restaurants are centrally located within High Street’s pedestrian-friendly downtown.

Historic Yorktown

Yorktown, VA

757-890-3300

Whether it’s touring the historic homes and battlefields, visiting the museums, riverwalk strolling, a free trolley tour, watching the fifes and drums perform, unique shopping and dining experiences or just relaxing on the beach, Yorktown has something for everyone. There are motel, guest cottage, and bed and breakfast accommodations. Available are day and sunset sails on the York River. The combination of historical and modern charms make Yorktown a must-see visit on an itinerary.

Jamestown Settlement

Williamsburg, VA 23187

(757) 253-4838

Relive the adventure of 1607 when 104 Englishmen dropped anchor and began to build America’s first permanent English colony. Explore life in the 17th century inside the palisade of a re-created colonial fort, discover the world of Pocahontas in the Powhatan Indian village, and experience the four-month passage to the New World on board re-creations of the three ships that brought the settlers to Virginia.

Kimball Theatre

424 Duke Of Gloucester St.
Williamsburg, VA 23185

757-565-8588

Museum on Main

408 Main Street
Yorktown, VA 23690

757-898-4910

Changing exhibits of York County’s history, sites, and events. Displays include archaeology from the Tabb area, WWII collections, and more. An expansion of the York County Historical Museum.

Nancy Thomas Art Gallery

145 Ballard Street
Yorktown, VA 23690

757-898-0738

Nancy Thomas Art Gallery

Merchant’s Square
Williamsburg, VA 23185

757-259-1938

New Town

Williamsburg, VA 23188

757-565-6200

New Town is 365-acres of restaurants, shops, offices, and homes located at the Monticello Avenue exit off 199, adjacent to The College of William and Mary. The finest restaurants, a spacious outdoor shopping mall, a movie theater, the Courthouse, a Post Office, medical facilities, as well as offices for many of the area’s leading professional firms are located here. Residential condominiums, apartments, and town homes are here too — come visit!

Pirate’s Cove Miniature Golf

2001 Mooretown Road
Williamsburg, VA 23185

757-259-4600

Pirate’s Cove, the area’s newest attraction, is miniature golf with a pirate theme. After all, they did bring pirates to Williamsburg during colonial times, even if it was just to hang them! So get with the spirit, matey, and try 18 with the likes of Blackbeard looking over your shoulder…Arrrrrr!

Prime Outlets

5715-62A Richmond Rd.
Williamsburg, VA 23188

(757) 565-0702

Prime Outlets at Williamsburg, ranked within the top ten centers in the outlet industry, boasts over 80 major brand name stores.

Ripley’s Believe It Or Not

1735 Richmond Road
Williamsburg, VA 23185

757-220-9220

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum and 4D Theater in Williamsburg, Virginia is your destination for the strange, unusual, and bizarre!

Schooner Alliance

Yorktown, VA

757-639-1233

Step back into history aboard this 105 foot gaff-rigged schooner. This is your opportunity to explore the Chesapeake Bay tidewaters for a few hours. Alliance sails 3 times daily from Riverwalk Landing Pier in historic Yorktown from May thru October. For those who love history, yearn for romance, or have dreamed of experiencing a true sailing adventure, your ship has just come in!

Shirley Plantation

501 Shirley Plantation Road
Charles City, VA 23030

800-232-1613

At Shirley Plantation, history has been a guest for eleven generations. Shirley, settled in 1613, is the oldest plantation in Virginia and the oldest family-owned business in North America, dating back to 1638.

Summer Breeze Concert Series

Duke of Gloucester
Williamsburg, VA 23185

757-220-7751

On Wednesdays in July bring blankets, chairs and even dinner to Duke of Gloucester Street in Merchants Square for performances by local artists ranging from Big Band to jazz to Dixieland music. Concerts start at 6:30pm, but you need to get there earlier to get a good spot. Free.

The Williamsburg Antiques Mall

500 Lightfoot Road
Williamsburg, VA 23188

(757) 565-3422

make sure you stop by the largest, cleanest, and friendliest antique mall with the widest selection in Eastern Virginia. 45,000 square feet of the past comes alive in the Williamsburg Antique Mall in a clean, tasteful environment 7 days a week.

The Williamsburg Symphonia

Williamsburg, VA 23185

757-229-9857

Williamsburg’s Own Professional Chamber Orchestra performing superb classical repertoire for Williamsburg and surrounding communities since 1984.

This Century Art Gallery

219 North Boundary Street
Williamsburg, VA 23185

757-229-4949

This Century Art Gallery presents and promotes high quality arts and crafts through regular exhibits by visitingand member artists, and provides lectures, workshops, and art classes for the cultural enrichment of the Williamsburg community.

Water Country USA

176 Water Country Parkway
Williamsburg, VA 23187

1-800-343-7946

Water Country USA is the mid-Atlantic’s largest family water play park. featuring state-of-the-art water rides and attractions all set to a 1950s and ’60s surf theme.

Watermen’s Museum

309 Water Street
Yorktown, VA 23690

757-887-2641

The Watermen’s Museum in Yorktown tells the story of Virginia’s watermen who, for generations, have worked the rivers and tributaries of the Chesapeake Bay and harvested is abundant products.

Williamsburg Ale Werks

189-B Ewell Road
Williamsburg, VA 23188

(757) 220-3670

Williamsburg AleWerks is Williamsburg’s only microbrewery and offers tours and products from its onsite store. Tours are at 3 p.m. daily and cost $5 per person. The tour includes a history of brewing overview and tour of our brewing facility, followed by a tasting session and a tasting glass.

Williamsburg Doll Factory

7441 Richmond Road
Williamsburg, VA 23188

757-564-9703

A magnificent retail store with beautiful doll displays. Don’t miss this when visiting Williamsburg!

Williamsburg Farmer’s Market

Duke of Gloucester
Williamsburg, VA 23188

(757)259-3768

Fresh produce, home made baked goods, live entertainment, cooking demonstrations and more. Bring your dogs!

Williamsburg Winery

5800 Wessex Hundred
Williamsburg, VA 23185

757-229-0999

This 320-acre farm, known as Wessex Hundred, is owned by Patrick and Peggy Duffeler. The use of ‘Hundred’ to name property dates back to the Colonial era and describes parcels of land sufficient to support a ‘hundred families’ regardless of the actual acreage. The Williamsburg Winery welcomes you for tours and tasting, receptions and special events.

Yankee Candle Company

2200 Richmond Rd
Williamsburg, VA 23185

(757) 258-1002

York County Historical Museum

301 Main Street
Yorktown, VA 23690

Exhibits highlighting York County’s 400-year history; including Naval Weapons Station, the battlefield golf course, the Coleman Bridge, and the archaeology of several local sites.

Yorktown Battlefield

Yorktown, VA

See where American independence was won at the Yorktown Battlefield, administered by the National Park Service as part of the Colonial National Historical Park. Here on October 19, 1781, British forces under Lord Charles Cornwallis surrendered to the combined American and French armies led by General George Washington, concluding the battle that signaled the beginning of the end of the fight for American independence.

Yorktown Custom House

Yorktown, VA

The first lots in the town of York were laid out in 1691. In the early 1700s Yorktown was as large as Williamsburg with a population of about 3,000. Lot 43 (where the Custom House currently sits) was first assigned to Captain Daniel Taylor.

Yorktown Victory Center

Yorktown, VA

757-253-4838

The American Revolution era is chronicled in gallery exhibits and a living-history Continental Army encampment and 1780’s farm. Gift Shop. Admission.

Yorktown’s Riverwalk Landing

Yorktown, VA

Riverwalk Landing offers visitors a collection of unique retail shops and one-of-a-kind riverfront dining. The waterfront features a beautiful beach and two piers to accommodate tall ships and pleasure boaters. A mile-long pedestrian riverwalk (a scenic brick walkway) links Yorktown’s major attractions and allows locals and visitors alike to enjoy the breathtaking view.

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