Williamsburg, Virginia 2024: Best Places to Visit

Once the capital of the Colony and Commonwealth of Virginia, Williamsburg is famous for its rich history and its role in the American Revolution. Located in the southeast of the sprawling Virginia Peninsula, it is home to the captivating Colonial Williamsburg, one of the world's largest living history museums.


Strolling through the historic district is a delight as you pass beautiful old brick buildings and colonial-era churches and homes. In addition to seeing the first state capitol building and the Governor's Palace, you'll also be able to learn about the culture of the time by watching historical reenactors at work.

You can also visit the pretty plantations along the James River and the charming campus of the College of William and Mary. The sizeable student population of the university gives the modern part of the city a lively and youthful atmosphere.

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