Travel Back In Time~ Williamsburg Family Fun Travel Destination

by Linette

We had the opportunity to travel to Williamsburg Virginia a couple years ago. It was a wonderful learning experience for the whole family. My favorite part is going back in time in Colonial Williamsburg. It’s a wonderful place to see what it was like in the era where Thomas Jefferson, and George Washington walked the streets.

I love strolling down the street in Market Square, and visiting all the shops and buildings. The people are so friendly, especially with the kids. They’re always quick to get them into some trivia, or into a game that’s nothing like the modern day video game!

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We also took a couple of the tours while we were there, and visited some of the museum exhibitions. It’s a great way to reacquaint yourself and your family with our country’s history. One of my favorite buildings to tour is the Capitol Building. It was really neat to see inside! There is quite a bit to see and do in Williamsburg Virginia. We stopped for a couple days a few years ago on our way home from the Outer Banks and we didn’t get to see and do everything. We could have stayed longer!

One thing you do want to do is wear comfortable shoes! There’s plenty of walking to do to check out all the buildings inside and out. You’ll also want to make sure you dress for the weather. When we went it was really warm during the day but cool in the morning so we dressed in layers.

There are plenty of kids activities, including reenactments, games, the chance to learn dances, and learn about the clothes they wore during the time period. My nephew got to play a rock game with one of the townspeople. They had to remove one, two or three rocks, and whoever removed the last rock won the game. The kids also got to participate in learning how the troops assembled. It’s definitely a wonderful place for kids to enjoy interactive, hands on learning.

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Oh, and if the kids aren’t behaving, there’s always the stockade. Hah!

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The Governor’s Palace was another must see stop. The palace itself was beautiful, but I loved the gardens! We went in the summer while everything was in full bloom. I’d love to go back to see it again sometime. Actually we’re planning to stop again on our way to the Outer Banks to check out some of the things we missed on our last trip. I’d love to take my son back now that he’s a few years older, so he’ll remember more of the experience.

Escape to Williamsburg and experience the best of America- modern take on history, richly conveyed in a multi-faceted region brimming with fun, culture, and culinary delights. Inside and out, charming adventures lure the explorer in us all to discover the fascinating, inspiring, and relaxing moments found in this national treasure. VisiteWilliamsburg.com – make your nest vacation the Best Trip Ever!

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Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Williamsburg Area Destination Marketing Committee via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Williamsburg Area Destination Marketing Committee.

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6 comments

Bonnie April 1, 2013 - 2:11 pm

It looks like your family enjoyed a wonderful day together. We have something similar here where we live and the grandchildren enjoy outdoor activity every year.

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Tiffany C. April 1, 2013 - 7:59 pm

I love Williamsburg. I’m from that area of VA and would go there often with my family. So much history there.

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Cecile April 2, 2013 - 8:29 am

Williamsburg is such a great place. We have visited before and had so much fun.

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Angela April 2, 2013 - 12:04 pm

My family hasn’t been to Williamsburg yet, but it is at the top of our list for summer travel.

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Brandy Myers April 2, 2013 - 11:14 pm

Williamsburg is one of my top desired destinations. I would love to go to Williamsburg and explore the history, take a step back in time.

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Lena Burkut April 3, 2013 - 11:57 pm

Love these kinds of trips – so much history

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