Williamsburg is a historic city in Virginia that played a major role in the American Revolution and offers a living history museum as well as shopping, dining and adventure. In the early 18th century, this city was the capital of the Virginia Colony, and its historic heart lives today in Colonial Williamsburg, a living history museum where visitors can walk through a village populated by characters in period-accurate costume, peruse shops, eat and drink at pubs, and see life just as it was in Colonial times. Visitors can even take part in crafts like blacksmithing.

Other attractions here showcase art, culture and exciting experiences. At Busch Gardens Williamsburg, kids and adults will enjoy a Euro-themed amusement park with thrill rides, live entertainment, games and fun. At the Governor’s Palace, tours are available of a pre-Revolution British royal home. The Muscarelle Museum of Art offers rotating exhibits of historic and modern art in a college setting, while the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum features traditional American folk art. The Golden Horseshoe Golf Club offers championship-level golf designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr. and Rees Jones.

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