Historic Colonial Williamsburg
Historic Colonial Williamsburg has more than you think. When visitors come to Williamsburg on vacation for the first time they think, they can see everything in a few hours. And they also think this popular destination is nothing more than an attraction town. I have seen disoriented guests arrive at the museumís visitor center without any idea of what is really going on. I guess the joke is on them because it is a 2 day event to see everything. Wait until you come to here to get you discounted attraction tickets in Williamsburg as you can find some for free.
Thereís a reason why 68% of visitors who travel here have to repeat their visit because of a lack planning. There are days , not hoursí worth of things to do here in Colonial Williamsburg. Guests drive in anticipating to see a good honest-to-god forged "frontier settlement". And where they can spend 10 moments watching the small town smithy make a horseshoe and get on their way. However they are in for something of an awakening.
A reconstructed city
The reconstructed city of Williamsburg seats on approximately 75 acres. It stretches out a mile long and about half a mile wide. Upon this patch of property are 100s of buildings. Eighty-eight of these are originals geological dating to assorted periods in colonial history. The other buildings are reconstructed. They are built on records and archaeological evidence as nearly as realistic as possible. From the 18th century back to life. Walking down Duke of Gloucester Street in the middle of the day, you are not in a museum any longer, youíre in a real town from 1775.
When you stop to ask why Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia is such a favorite resort destination, remember that along with Busch Gardens, Jamestown, all the outstanding golf courses..
The tradesmen are experts in their selected fields in all the world. They are there to aid and bring the ghosts of Williamsburg to life. These "translators" stand between visitors and a world that would differently be foreign to them. Their occupation is, to interpret the world of 18th century Williamsburg so that every visitor is able to experience what the museum has to offer
So if you are one of those who think "Weíll just take an hour and see Williamsburg,"you are mistaken. You better plan on another visit if that is what you are thinking. There is really a lot going on in Williamsburg, and you really want to see it all.
We are not only about history but have different attractions like Water Country USA and Busch Gardens just to name a few.