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ashbourne, United Kingdom
April 19, 2013
From journal Back in the USA
by two cruisers
November 26, 2007
From journal Six Parts of the Historic Triangle
December 18, 2005
From journal Relive History in Virginia's Historic Triangle
April 12, 2004
From journal A Williamsburg Family Vacation
by Waffle House
Union City, Michigan
August 11, 2003
After leaving the walkway and entering the museum, you walk through an very unique exhibit. Each alcove has three or four "people" (statues) in what would have been a normal setting; a recording is taking place over speakers that accounts what life was like for each of those people during the period focused on in that alcove. A spotlight highlights each "person" as they "tell" their story. There is a movie at the museum (others said it was good, a two-year-old prevented us from watching it). On a lower level there are artifacts from the "Betsy", one of the ships sunk in the harbor.
When you leave the museum, you head to a soldier encampment where "soldiers" answer your questions and talk about life as a soldier. They also perform demonstrations, the most popular one being the loading and firing of a canon.
After leaving the encampment, there is a "colonial farm" to pass through. People are actively working the farm in the colonial style, and answer questions and give explanations for what they are doing.
From journal Historical Williamsburg
July 9, 2003
Leave time also to check out the village of Yorktown, a quaint small town steeped in history. Look closely at the historic homes--many still are embedded with cannonballs shot during the Revolution, reminders of a time when ordinary citizens were under fire for demanding their freedom.
From journal Williamsburg Was Great Once My Mother-In-Law Left!
by Shaps, CPA
Falls Church, Virginia
April 7, 2003
There are limited, yet worthwhile, things to do here at the Visitor Center. For one, it is an EXCELLENT place to have a picnic. There's a lot room to lay out and enjoy the sea-side scenery. It's also a great place to fly a kite.
Otherwise, for 5 bucks you can do a bunch of things like watch the short film regarding the site's history, or take an automobile tour (CD/tape is extra). Honestly, if you want to just look at all the various battlefield sights, you just need to follow the red-arrow battlefield tour signs. There are a number of signs that say you need to pay the fee but there is no one checking. If you want to go into the Moore House (supposedly where the surrender was negotiated), you probably will need to be wearing the sticker that says you have paid the fee.
All in all, the battlefield sights are a little underwhelming, but still are interesting to see in person.
From journal Weekend in Williamsburg
by Barber E. Lane
Lake Forest, California
February 16, 2003
Yorktown Victory Center about 20 minutes east of Colonial Williamsburg is a recreated 1780s farm and colonial army encampment. Both narrative films, displays, and demonstrations of colonial and military life are provided. Crude medical procedures, musket and cannon firing, as well as foods eaten and hardships faced are all part of the day's events.
Throughout the day, the Children's Kaleidoscope Discovery Room has rotating hands-on activities for children to play the role and learn what life was like for a child in the 1780s.
Our children carried home their souvenirs of quill pens after hand writing class. There is a nice gift shop and cafe available on site.
Admission prices are $8 adults and $4 children. If you are going to Jamestown Settlement, a discounted combination admission ticket can save you a few dollars. Yorktown Victory Center is open 9am to 5pm daily except Christmas and New Year's Day. Check their website at historyisfun.org for more information.
From journal Williamsburg-Best Family Vacation
San Diego, California
January 17, 2003
From journal williamsburg