An open-air, living history museum is the centerpiece of Williamsburg, which was capital of Virginia from 1699 to 1780. If any place is going to get your kids into history, ‘Colonial Williamsburg, ’ with its hands-on crafts and costumed interpreters, is it. But the elegantly renovated colonial milieu is plenty appealing to adults as well, and anyways, there’s grog in those taverns when you need a break. Chat with the keen guides to get into the spirit of the thing.
The actual town of Williamsburg is a stately place, and the prestigious campus of the College of William and Mary adds a decent dash of youth culture: coffee shops, cheap pubs and fashion boutiques.
Last updated: Mar 2, 2009
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