“ FOUNDED IN 1632, WILLIAMSBURG SERVED AS THE CAPITAL OF VIRGINIA FOR NEARLY A CENTURY, AND IT WAS THE CENTER OF THE ACTION OF KEY HISTORICAL EVENTS LEADING UP TO THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION. “
Colonial Williamsburg is home to historical attractions, such as the Raleigh Tavern, the Courthouse, and the Governor’s Palace, and it is close to other historical cities, including Yorktown and Jamestown. If you are looking for a thrill, pay a visit to Busch Gardens or Water.
Country USA before heading to the Virginia Air & Space Museum or Ripley’s Believe It or Not. Williamsburg is home to many scenic trails and bike paths as well as plenty of shopping and entertainment opportunities.
To ensure that you see everything you want to see in Williamsburg, Virginia, give us a call when you are ready to start planning your trip.
Whether you are looking for affordable lodging in the heart of historic Williamsburg or recommendations for local dining options, we are here to help. We are also happy to provide you with attraction pricing, tour guide service recommendations, and estimates for transportation costs – everything you need to plan your trip itinerary.
As you start planning your trip to Williamsburg, we encourage you to include some of the following attractions in your group itinerary.
DeWitt Wallace Arts Museum
Go Karts Plus
Ripley’s Believe it or Not
Sherwood Forest Plantation
Virginia Air & Space Museum
Virginia Musical Museum
Water Country USA
The College of William and Mary
Old Dominion University
Virginia Commonwealth University
University of Richmond
Christopher Newport University
Virginia Arts Festival
Norfolk Tides Baseball
Captain George’s Seafood Buffet
Doraldo’s Italian Restaurant
Sal’s Italian Restaurant
Cracker Barrell Old Country
Spirit of Norfolk Dinner Cruise
Patriots Plaza Premium Outlets
Williamsburg Premium Outlets
Yankee Candle Outlet
Newport News/Williamsburg Airport (PHF)
Norfolk International Airport (ORF)
Students Find History and Fun in Williamsburg
Every history teacher knows that teaching history takes a lot of imagination.
History tends to have a reputation for being dry. Making it come to life for students can be some heavy going, especially in the classroom.
That’s why Williamsburg is the ideal place to take your students, when teaching them about America’s vibrant past. Here, they can connect with history, finding fresh perspectives and common ground that connects the past to the present.
Students find history and fun in Williamsburg, because it’s been engineered to enliven the past, making it immediate and real.
Taking your students to Williamsburg means you’re within easy shooting distance of Jamestown and Yorktown, making Williamsburg part of a history trifecta where there’s much to learn and experience.
Here, your students can walk into the life of history, traveling back in time to the dawn of the American Revolution. Colonial Williamsburg is like an open-air museum, with 500 buildings, taverns and family homes of the era re-created on over 300 acres.
Throughout the re-constructed colonial town, you’ll find actors busy re-enacting daily life in Williamsburg, clad in historical costumes.
Your students can join in the fun, participating in the creation of crafts and other activities that make them a part of the action. In the evening, take in a range of period storytelling events and ghost tours that make this unique destination even more fun.
While your students aren’t wondering at the daily lives of pre-Revolutionary Americans going about their daily business, they can enjoy the collections of world-class museums.
The DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum is where they’ll find beautiful examples of period furniture, textiles, art and firearms which were brought over from Britain by the original inhabitants and made by early American artisans.
At the Abby Adrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum, students can explore the rich tradition of American folk art, wrought in the crucible of a new land which required a great deal of creativity to survive in.
The Historic Triangle
Consisting of Williamsburg, Yorktown and Jamestown, the American Historic Triangle is a microcosm of American life as lived here in the 17th and 18th Centuries.
Students will marvel at the Jamestown Settlement and Historic Jamestowne, as they walk in the footsteps of settlers who forged a new life here in the oldest permanent settlement in the USA, established by Virginia Company explorers.
At nearby Jamestown, students will see where America’s first President, George Washington, defeated General Cornwallis, winning America’s independence from British rule.
At the Yorktown Victory Center, experience early rural life at a re-creation of a 1780s farm. Here, students can participate in the daily agricultural life of the settlers, with activities like creating cloth from wool.
Students find history and fun in Williamsburg, with her historic sisters Yorktown and Jamestown a stone’s throw away. Teachers know that history is best taught with a liberal dash of experiential fun and this destination is sure to fit the bill.
Peak Performance Tours
For over 20 years, Peak has been creating educational adventures for students. Contact us.
“ This has been the absolute best experience I have ever had on a trip with a tour company. From the beginning, everything was well organized. There was a lot of cooperation, flexibility, good details and excellent staff relations in the entire process. ”
Christopher Kastner, Band Director
North Arlington High School
North Arlington, NJ