Discovering the idea of America
This is where it all began...the place where America came to be.
Williamsburg, Virginia was a thriving 18th century community; the largest
populated of Britain's original 13 colonies.
It was also a place where colonial unrest for equality, freedom and
independence grew into a revolution that changed the face and the
entire complexion of the world.
Today Williamsburg looks much as it did during colonial times and it remains America's largest living
history museum. It's a place where you can be enchanted by the sights, sounds and stories of yesteryear,
yet delighted by modern day conveniences and thrilled by world class theme parks and attractions. It's a
place where history truly comes to life, and it's all waiting for you in Williamsburg.
With fabulous shopping and dining, outstanding golf courses and unique entertainment venues, Williamsburg offers something for every member of the family.
Combining with Jamestown and Yorktown to form the "Historic Triangle," the historic Williamsburg area features more than 500 original and carefully reconstructed public buildings, private homes, quaint inns and taverns, shops and 90 acres of public parks and gardens. And 2006 marks the 225th anniversary of America's heroic Revolutionary War victory at the nearby Battle of Yorktown.
History aside, Williamsburg is also home to Busch Gardens, voted the world's "most beautiful theme park." Busch Gardens combines colonial charm with modern excitement, including its newest thrill ride, Curse of the DarKastle.