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Things to Do in Williamsburg
Arts & Cultural
- Colonial Williamsburg: Restored and reconstructed colonial capitol of Virginia. If you are staying at the conference hotel, your hotel registration includes the entry tickets to the buildings and museums. It also gives you access to the shuttle that provides transportation to Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center.
- Historic Jamestowne: Site of the original Jamestown settlement, graves of early settlers, archaelogogcal museum, church of 1613.
- Jamestown Settlement: Reconstructed Powatan village, Jamestown Fort, and the three ships: Godspeed, Susan Constant and discovery; also home to a great museum of the colonial period. Accessible with the Colonial Williamsburg Shuttle.
- Yorktown: Tour the battlefields and small town of Yorktown. Accessible with the Colonial Williamsburg Shuttle.
- Shirley Plantation: Virginia’s oldest plantation (1613); plantation still farmed by the family that owned it since 1738, tours of home and grounds.
- Lee Hall Mansion: 19th century antebellum plantation home.
- Berkeley Plantation: 18th century plantation home, tours of home and grounds.
- Westover Plantation: 18th century plantation; tours of grounds only
- Sherwood Forest Plantation: Home of President Tyler; tours of grounds only.
- Waller Mill Park: A popular local park with a reservoir, trails, and boat rental.
- York River State Park: A popular state park with trails, an interpretive center, and boat rental.
- Freedom Park: A popular county park with trails, interpreter center, and the reconstruction of three homes from the early Free Black settlement that existed here.
- Golf: This site has links to 9 courses in Williamsburg, including Kingsmill Resort and the Golden Horseshow Club!
- Norfolk Admirals Hockey (AHL): Not in Williamsburg but if you like pro hockey, Norfolk is about 1 hour away.