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Old 07-14-2009, 09:26 PM   #1
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Hoping to go to Williamsburg Va this Sept., any suggestions on what to see and where to stay.

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Old 07-14-2009, 09:52 PM   #2
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American Heritage will be your best campground. We stay there whenever we go to Williamsburg.

Williamsburg is basically a restored colonial city. You should certainly visit as much as you can. You can walk throughout the restored area as much as you want, but if you want to go into the various buildings, you will need a ticket. There are several different ones you can get, depending on how long you plan to be there. Stop by the main visitor center to get all of the information.

Also, Jamestown is a few miles down the Colonial Parkway. There are two separate parks here. One is run by the National Park Service and one is a private park. We opted for the NPS tour as both charge admission. We may hit the other one next time. Both detail the history of the first permanent English settlement in North America. The NPS park is on the actual site but the private one is just up the river next door.

Yorktown is on the other end of the Colonial Parkway and is the site of the end of the American Revolution. There is a visitor center there with tour information.

Busch Gardens theme park and Water Country USA will still be open at least on weekends in September so if you want that type of activity it will still be available.

Plenty of shopping and restaurants for you to visit.

Virginia Beach is about another hour east on I-64 so if you want to get your feet wet in the Atlantic Ocean, its another option. Plenty of seafood restaurants in VB.

Have a good trip.

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Old 07-15-2009, 07:03 AM   #3
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Kim is right on but I will add a few thoughts as we just visited
there for our 1st time in June.
Since you are both retired and won't have kids with you(?) I highly
recommend a day each at Jamestown National historical park and
Yorktown National historical battlefield.
One National park ticket get's you in both. The ranger talks
were totally fascinating!! We both found the talks MUCH more
interesting than our history teachers ever let on way back in
high school American history class!

Take the ferry across the bay just because you can. It's fun and
free. Near Jamestown.

We stayed at a little campground that was 20 minutes west of
downtown Williamsburg. It's called Williamsburg Christian Retreat
Center. I mention it because it only has 20 or so camp sights.
All are heavily shaded with picnic table, fire ring, free fire wood
and full hookups. ---VERY quiet and peaceful.---
Modern bath house if you care to use it.
One caveat, the entrance road is gravel and dusty when you are
coming and going. We did not have any problem with dust
in the CG because it was so small and very little traffic back there.
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Old 07-15-2009, 09:07 AM   #5
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I agree with everyone that has posted here. We just got back from that area last night. It was awsome to go into the different buildings in Colonial Williamsburg and all the re-enactments where great. Most of these passes are two day tickets. I think you'll want to spend two days in Colonial Williamsburg to take your time and see everything. American Herritage is very nice, we would not stay anywhere else.
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