Category Archives: History

Free Admission to Bassett Hall Saturday December 11

Bassett Hall is the Williamsburg home of Colonial Williamsburg benefactor John D. Rockefeller Jr. Modified: Thursday, December 09, 2010 Originally Published: Thursday, December 9, 2010 8:29 AM EST WILLIAMSBURG – Enjoy free admission to the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg … Continue reading

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Things to Do: Virginia Thanksgiving Festival

This year’s Festival will be held on November 7, 2010. It begins at noon and ends at 4 PM. There will be period re-enactors, strolling the grounds, and a re-enactment of the 1619 landing of Capt. Woodlief and his men, … Continue reading

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Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia – Planning Your Trip

Visiting Colonial Williamsburg is like stepping back into history.  The quaint little town, horse drawn carriages and people dressed in authentic costumes really makes you feel as though you’re in the 1600s.  Colonial Williamsburg has things to do for all … Continue reading

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Williamsburg: The Perfect Family Vacation

A trip to Williamsburg, Virginia should be in your list of family vacation ideas. Williamsburg is one of the cities included in the Historic Triangle of Virgina, along with Jamestown and Yorktown. There are a lot of interesting sights that … Continue reading

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Things To Do: Berkley Plantation

The original Georgian mansion, built in 1726 of brick fired on the plantation, occupies a beautifully landscaped hilltop site overlooking the historic James River. The date of the building and the initials of the owners, Benjamin Harrison IV and his … Continue reading

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Things to Do: Lee Hall Mansion Newport News, VA

Built between 1851 and 1859, Lee Hall Mansion was home to affluent planter Richard Decauter Lee, his wife Martha and their children. One of the last remaining antebellum homes on the Virginia Peninsula, Lee Hall offers visitors a step back … Continue reading

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Shipwreck Featured in Yorktown Day Presentation

Renowned underwater archaeologist, John Broadwater, will discuss his findings from a survey this summer of a newly discovered shipwreck in the York River at the Yorktown Victory Center on October 16. The presentation coincides with Yorktown Day weekend which commemorates … Continue reading

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Things to Do: Civil War Tour of Williamsburg

The Williamsburg Civil War Tour takes the civil war enthusiasts and visitors through a very interesting portion of the Peninsula campaign – The Battle of Williamsburg Virginia. This was the largest battle of war up until this time. This would … Continue reading

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Children’s Guide to Colonial Williamsburg Historic Area

Written just for kids, this book will tell you how to have the most fun in the coolest place from the eighteenth century—Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Area. Discover who was the first father of his country (Hint: It wasn’t Washington) and … Continue reading

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Goodspeed Tall Ship Sets Sail this Fall

The Godspeed is embarking on two voyages this fall, to Lancaster County in October and Urbanna in November. The ship, a re-creation of one of the three vessels that brought America’s first permanent English colonists to America in 1607, will … Continue reading

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