Williamsburg Journals

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A travel journal to Williamsburg by catsholiday

Appomattox Court House National Historic Park Photo, Appomattox, Virginia More Photos
Quote: We spent a week in the Williamsburg area before heading off for the second week in Tennessee. We did so much in this area and I will add reviews as I get time

Historic Yorktown

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Moore House Photo, Williamsburg, Virginia
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Historic YorktownVirginiaWe spent a week in Virginia staying close to Williamsburg and we thoroughly explored the historic triangle during that time. You really need a week as there is so much to see in this area.This particular little town known as Historic Yorktown, is just a short 15 minute drive from Williamsburg along the scenic Colonial Parkway. IT is remembered best by Americans as it was place where the battle that resulted in their victory in the American Revolutionary War.We spent a full day in this area and during that time we took the Alliance tall ship sailing cruise up the river. We took the free trolley ride through the town and you can walk ar...Read More

Yorktown Victory Center

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Attraction | "The Birth of a Nation"

Yorktown Victory Center Photo, Newport News, Virginia
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Yorktown Victory Centre This I another part of Virginia's Historic triangle which tells the story of the colony's beginning through to the Revolutionary War and Declaration of Independence. As you arrive and before actually entering the museum there is a display in a circle of the flags from the thirteen colonies. The dates when they joined the union and a few facts are at the base of each flag. It look pretty impressive as you arrive at the centre PRICES AND OPENING TIMES Jamestown Settlement Yorktown Victory Center Combination Ticket American Heritage Annual Pass Adults $16.00 $9.75 $20.50 ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 19, 2013

Yorktown Victory Center
Newport News
Newport News 23603
(757) 887-1776

Jamestown Settlement

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Attraction | "Learn about the first colony in America"

Jamestown Settlement Photo, Williamsburg, Virginia
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Jamestown SettlementVirginiaA few years ago we spent a week exploring the historic sites in Virginia and there are quite a few so it kept us pretty busy. We took my daughter and her partner and as my daughter loves American history she was in her element.OPENING TIMES AND PRICESBoth the Jamestown Settlement and the Yorktown Victory Centerwhich is nearby are open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (until 6 p.m. June 15 through August 15). Closed Christmas and New Year’s days.Prices taken from the website for 2013 Jamestown Settlement Yorktown Victory Center Combination Ticket American Heritage Annual PassAdults $16.00 $9.75 $20.50 $35.00Ages 6-12 $...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 16, 2013

Jamestown Settlement
2207 Colonial Pkwy
Williamsburg, Virginia 23185
(757) 229-1607

Yorktown Sailing Charters

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Attraction | "Sailing or motoring up the river"

Yorktown Sailing Charters Photo, Yorktown, Virginia
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ALLIANCE TALL SHIP DAY SAILSA few years ago we spent just over two weeks in the USA with my daughter and her partner. We spent a week in Virginia and this was one of the activities that my daughter was keen to do while we were there.ALLIANCE AND WHAT THEY PROMISE"Four centuries ago, Capt. John Smith explored the waters around Yorktown aboard a small sailing vessel while trading with the Powhatan Indians. As you pass Yorktown battlefield and the Victory Monument along the banks of the York River, you'll relive sailing's golden age, when a young America clambered aboard vessels similar to Alliance to find adventure. If you like, lend a hand hoisting a sail the t...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on April 14, 2013

Yorktown Sailing Charters
Ballard St. and Water St.
Yorktown
757-639-1233

Colonial Williamsburg

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Attraction | "Might be neat and clean but a fabulous experience"

Colonial Williamsburg Photo, Williamsburg, Virginia
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A couple of years ago we took my daughter and her partner to the USA with us and visited many sites in Virginia before driving on to Tennessee. My daughter is mad keen on American history and so Virginia was perfect as it was here where the first colonists settled in Jamestown, where the declaration of Independence was made and also where significant Civil war battles too place and where peace was signed so a lot of places of great significance in US history to be found.Colonial Williamsburg is a living-history museum based on the historic district of the city of Williamsburg, Virginia, USA. This is a pretty big site encompassing a few blocks of the city and covering about 30...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 7, 2013

Colonial Williamsburg
134 Henry Street
Williamsburg, Virginia 23185
(800) 4447-679

Pamplin Park & National Museum of the Civil War Soldier

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Attraction | "A Great tribute to the fallen in the Civil War"

Pamplin Park & National Museum of the Civil War Soldier Photo, Richmond, Virginia
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This was one of the places we visited during our week looking at USA’s history in their two major wars, the War of American Independence and the American Civil War and visiting the main sites around the Richmond area connected to these events.This was an amazing place with so much to take in that we spent the best part of a day exploring the place. The Park includes four museums, four historic buildings, and self-guided tours of the Breakthrough Battlefield and Tudor Hall Plantation. I think you need a day to fully get the value from the experience that this site offers.TIMES OF OPENINGIn the Winter this place is open Friday to Sunday from 9.00 am to 5 pm from Nove...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 15, 2013

Pamplin Park & National Museum of the Civil War Soldier
6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, Virginia 23803
+1 804 861 2408

Appomattox Court House National Historic Park

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Attraction | "Visit a site of historical significance for the USA"

Appomattox Court House National Historic Park Photo, Appomattox, Virginia
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Appomattox Court House National Historical Park is located in south central Virginia approximately 95 miles west of Richmond.We had visited a number of historical and Civil War sites while in Virginia and we thought this being the site of the end of the Civil War would also be a symbolic last place for us to visit after seeing the other Civil War sites.OPENING TIMES AND COSTSThis park is open year- round, except for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day It is a National Park site so if you have a America the Beautiful National park card you will get in free. The visitor's centre is open from 8:30am to 5pm each day. Fees are $4.00 per person but onl...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 21, 2012

Appomattox Court House National Historic Park
Route 24 & Route 460
Appomattox, Virginia 24522
+1 804 352 8987

Shirley Plantation

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Attraction | "Virginia's First Plantation"

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Shirley plantationWhile we were in Virginia we stayed at the Powhatan Plantation which had an authentic plantation house but we still wanted to go and visit a couple of other original Virginia plantations and we chose the Shirley Plantation because it was the First plantation in Virginia and also because we live in the village of Shirley in Derbyshire. We had hoped that if we mentioned the fact that we lived in Shirley we might get a discount on our entry ticket but no such luck and it was quite expensive, about £8 each if I remember rightly so we were a bit disappointed.The Shirley Plantation is at 501 Shirley Plantation Rd, Charles City, Virginia which was under an hour, 35k...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on March 26, 2010

Shirley Plantation
501 Shirley Plantation Road
Charles City, Virginia 23030
(804) 829-5121

The Historic Powhatan Resort

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Hotel | "Historic Powhatan Now a Diamond Resort"

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Historic Powhatan Resort, Williamsburg, Virginia., This resort is part of the Diamond resorts portfolio and as members of Diamond resorts we can stay here using our points but anyone can stay if they book and pay as you would at a normal holiday resort. As you enter the resort you pass through a sort of check point and then drive down a very long drive towards the original plantation house. The reception building is round to the left away from the big house so that the view of the house and its lovely garden is not spoiled.In the reception building you are welcomed in and the resort explained. You are given a map and pointed in the right direction to find your home for the time...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 10, 2010

The Historic Powhatan Resort
3601 Ironbound Road
Williamsburg, Virginia 23188
(757) 220-1200