Visting Williamsburg Virginia

Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg played an essential role in founding the United States of America. Located just one hundred and fifty miles south of Washington, D.C., Williamsburg is a popular tourist destination for history buffs and families looking to rediscovering the country's founding fathers and colonial times.

Visting Williamsburg Virginia
Photo: Bill Zimmerman

Williamsburg can be accessed through three airports. The closest airport is the Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport, less than half an hour from the former capital of Virginia.

The Richmond International Airport and the Norfolk International Airport are both within an hour's drive from Williamsburg.

Shuttle services from the airport to Williamsburg are available. If you stay at a hotel or lodge in Williamsburg, check beforehand if they provide shuttle service for their guests.

Visitors can take buses and trains to Williamsburg from Philadelphia, Boston, New York, Baltimore, and even Washington, D.C.

Restoration of the historic town began in the 1920s. The site has restored more than 500 historic buildings, parks, and houses to their colonial glory. Most of the homes still feature colonial pieces or reproductions of the time period.

Tourists can immerse themselves in the town's many exhibits, shows, plays, musicals, and themed tours across Williamsburg. The University of Virginia also offers lectures and seminars on the state's colonial past.

Williamsburg is also located to nearby Jamestown and Yorktown, both historic sites. But, if you're looking to take a break from the historic colonial life, visit some of the areas many restaurants and shopping centers in Williamsburg and sounding areas.