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The spirited sounds of fife-and-drum bring 18th-century America to life in Colonial Williamsburg, a meticulously restored and re-created Revolutionary War city. Our Holiday Inn® Williamsburg hotels are close to the colonial Virginia capital as well as Busch Gardens amusement park and the Yorktown Battlefield.
The streets of this living-history museum bustle with the business of 18th-century life. In the 300-acre Historic Area, you’ll rub shoulders with men in powdered wigs and ladies in colonial garb as horse-drawn carriages clip-clop by. Iron is forged the 200-year-old way at the Blacksmith Shop and books are crafted in painstaking colonial fashion at the Printing Office. At the end of Duke of Gloucester Street, the reconstructed Capitol is topped with a Union Flag, while formal gardens of clipped topiary surround the elegant Governor’s Palace. Entry to Colonial Williamsburg is free for children 5 and under, and youths 6–17 get discounted passes. Or treat the whole family to an afternoon of 21st-century rides at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. From our Williamsburg hotels, it’s easy to visit Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in America, and the Yorktown Battlefield—where George Washington slept in a tent now displayed under hermetically sealed glass.
Dine in the candlelit ambience of a restored colonial tavern. At Kings Arms, Chownings or Shields taverns, you can enjoy the same hearty foods that sustained the founding fathers. Savor meat pies or braised venison, washed down with a tankard of ale. Stay at our Williamsburg hotels and bring history home with you, from reproduction jewelry to heirloom seeds from the colonial nursery. Or hit the city’s numerous outlet shops for 21st-century bargains.
You don’t need a time machine to relive the past. Just book a stay in our Williamsburg hotels and hit the cobblestoned streets for a thrilling journey to colonial America.
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