Williamsburg, located on the Virginia Peninsula, is steeped in historic significance for its role in the Civil War and American Revolution.Colonial Williamsburg is a top destination when traveling to the independent eastern Virginia city. Visit the “living-history museum” -- in its day the largest British outpost in the New World -- to explore fully restored and historically accurate furnished buildings from the 1700s. Enjoy tours led by costumed interpreters who tell incredible tales about the triumphs and struggles of early Americans, such as free and indentured slaves, Native Americans and white settlers.
For more insight into Williamsburg’s past, visit Berkeley Plantation, Busch Gardens Williamsburg, Colonial Parkway, Historic Yorktown, Jamestown Settlement, Shirley Plantation and the College of William and Mary. Among these destinations are the birthplace of Presidents William Henry Harrison and John Tyler, an authentic settlement for English colonists and the country’s second oldest college.
Spirits -- as in wine and ale -- play an important role in historic Williamsburg. In the 17th century, when water was a source of disease, brew houses were thriving meeting spots. That culture still exists today. Vineyards in Williamsburg have produced wines named best in the world and local brew houses offer tastings of their home made beers and ciders.
IHG hotel visitors in Williamsburg are never far from an unforgettable historic adventure. With a friendly staff and exceptional amenities, an IHG hotel is the perfect place to relax and refresh after seeing the sights.