Visiting Williamsburg


Fun Facts About Williamsburg, VA

  1. Thomas Jefferson was a frequent visitor of Williamsburg, given that he attended the College of William and Mary.
  2. Williamsburg was the original capital of Virginia, from 1699 until 1780!
  3. The town was restored by John D. Rockefeller, JR in 1926.
  4. It is home to the most notorious haunted house in America: the Peyton Randolph house.
  5. It boasts over 40 restaurants and shops!
  6. The town is named after King William III, the King of England at the time.
  7. The town hosts a free concert series all summer long!
  8. The private foundation that runs Colonial Williamsburg has a Code of Ethics for all employees, board members, and volunteers.
  9. The Governor’s Palace was home to 7 royal governors, Thomas Jefferson, and Patrick Henry.
  10. William and Mary is the second oldest college in the nation, and its Wren building is the oldest university building in the United States that is still used today!

Looking for fun in Williamsburg? Here are the top places you should visit!

Colonial Williamsburg:

Step back in time to the 18th century as you wander through Colonial Williamsburg. With its meticulously restored buildings, costumed interpreters, and lively reenactments, this living history museum offers a captivating glimpse into America’s colonial past. Explore the Governor’s Palace, visit the historic trades shops, or simply stroll along the cobblestone streets as you soak in the ambiance of yesteryear.

Busch Gardens Williamsburg:

For a thrilling dose of adrenaline, head to Busch Gardens Williamsburg, a world-class theme park just a stone’s throw away from the campground. From heart-pounding roller coasters to entertaining shows and delicious dining options, there’s something for everyone in this sprawling amusement park.

Jamestown Settlement:

Venture further back in time with a visit to Jamestown Settlement, the site of the first permanent English colony in America. Explore replicas of the original fort, board a replica of the Susan Constant (one of the ships that brought the colonists to Virginia), and learn about the challenges faced by the early settlers through interactive exhibits and demonstrations.

Yorktown Battlefield – Colonial National Historical Park:

Discover the historic Yorktown, where America secured its freedom. Start at the Visitor Center, then join a guided tour to learn about the battle and explore Yorktown’s past. Don’t miss the Yorktown Victory monument.

Water Country USA:

Experience Virginia’s first water coaster with thrilling rides and Virginia’s largest wave pool. Relax at Surfer’s Bay Bar or indulge in sweets at Way Out Candy Shop.

Go Ape:

Experience the thrill of adventure and embrace your inner Tarzan at Go Ape Williamsburg, where you can soar through the treetops on exhilarating zip lines and navigate challenging obstacle courses set amidst the stunning natural beauty of Virginia.

Williamsburg Winery:

Indulge in a taste of Virginia’s burgeoning wine scene with a visit to Williamsburg Winery. Set amidst picturesque vineyards, this award-winning winery offers guided tours, tastings of their exceptional wines, and a charming wine bar where you can savor your favorite varietals while enjoying panoramic views of the countryside.

Camping at Williamsburg Campground:

Nestled amidst the serene woodlands, Williamsburg Campground provides the perfect home base for your Williamsburg adventure. Whether you’re pitching a tent, parking your RV, or opting for a cozy cabin, you’ll find well-maintained campsites equipped with all the amenities you need for a comfortable stay.

Whether you’re a history buff, thrill-seeker, nature lover, or wine enthusiast, Williamsburg offers a wealth of experiences to suit every interest. And with its convenient location and top-notch amenities, Williamsburg Campground provides the ideal accommodation for your exploration of this captivating destination. So pack your bags, gather your loved ones, and embark on an unforgettable adventure in the charming city of Williamsburg!


4000 Newman Road, Williamsburg, VA 23188