holiday that makes people think "colonial" more than
Thanksgiving - so Williamsburg is the perfect place to
spend this holiday.
shoes, bonnets and breeches traditionally associated with the
Pilgrims were very common attire - throughout the colonies.
Massachusetts is the place that is most often associated with
Thanksgiving, but it was at Berkeley Plantation near
Williamsburg where Thanksgiving was first observed annually in
the early 1600s. This fact was forgotten for hundreds of years
until the record was found in the papers of President John
Tyler. Virginia is working hard to reclaim that history and
celebrates annually with the members of the local
Chickahominy Indian tribe in early November.
Williamsburg has a variety of events to celebrate
Thanksgiving, but truly the Historic Area has a flavor of
the holiday all year round. You can enjoy your own colonial
feast at any of the CW taverns, and check the daily events for a
variety of colonial activities.
and Yorktown celebrate events called "Food and Feasts of
Colonial Virginia" the weekend of Thanksgiving that will be
enjoyable and savory for all. Demonstrations of how food was
gathered from farms, and prepared in colonial kitchens will be
educational, as well as learning about a typical soldier's diet
during the time.
much to see -- You'll want to come enjoy the food, the
festivities and the history. The memories you'll make will last
all year and remind your family that we truly have much to be
thankful for as Americans. The best place to celebrate
Thanksgiving is in the Historic Triangle, and the best
places to stay are with locals who can help you celebrate
history, heritage and our nation's true history!
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