Step back in time and gain a renewed appreciation for the events that led to the American Revolution. Engaging programs and dramatic re-enactments bring to life 18th-century Williamsburg.
Explore the site of the first permanent English Settlement in America.
The site of the final major clash of the American Revolution and symbolic end of the colonial period of our nation's history. On these fields in the fall of 1781, General George Washington and his allied American and French army surrounded and besieged General Charles Lord Cornwallis' British and german forces at the port of Yorktown. The ensuring British surrender resulted in the war's end, granting independence to the United States of America.
Gain a new appreciation and understanding of the nation's beginnings at the Yorktown Victory Center, an ideal starting point for a tour of Yorktown, where the climactic military campaign of the American Revolution took place in the fall of 1781.
Family Fun Zone at WISC
The Family Fun Zone at WISC offers five different activity areas to entertain all ages. No matter what the weather The Zone at the Williamsburg Indoor Sports Complex can offer a kid’s day out to group gatherings and events. Get in on the indoor action at the first-of-its kind adventure plex and experience climbing challenges of Clip N’ Climb, a 3500 hundred square foot laser tag arena, a 1400 square foot indoor playground for the little ones and finally a high –tech laser maze and arcade games. Perfect for family fun, birthday parties, corporate events, team building events and much more! 5700 Warhill Trail, Williamsburg. 757-253-1947. www.thewisc.com
American Guided Tours
Experience the ghosts, the history of Williamsburg. This must see candlelight walk will educate and entertain your entire family. Your costumed Historic Ghost Walk guide will lead you through the historical streets of Williamsburg by candlelit lantern and bring late 18th Century Williamsburg "alive".
You will meet your Historic Ghost Walk guide in front of the Cheese Shop in Colonial Williamsburg. The walks will be held November through March, Saturdays only, at 8:15 pm. April through May, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:15 pm. June through October 8:15 pm nightly. Reservations for 8 or more are available any nights.
To set your reservation date or to confirm your date please call American Guided Tours at 757-729-2000. Tours are based on scheduled attendance, so please call in advance!
Children 6 & under FREE, Rain or shine. Tickets booked through goWilliamsburg.com are listed at 10% additional off the regular purchase price.
Look for our goWilliamsburg discount in the WHMA's Visitor's Guide!
If you are looking for something fun to do with the family for an hour or for the entire day, don't miss Williamsburg's premier family entertainment center. Feel the rush of our most breathtaking ride... The DISK'O!Strap yourself into a Super Stockart for a race around a high banked track in karts resembling your favorite Nascars or have the little ones try our new Rookie Track. Be the captain of your own Blaster Bumper Boat or sink a hole-in-one on our Waterfall Miniature Golf.Glide on the Python Pit Coaster for the kids!Play the latest racing games in our air-conditioned arcade or win prizes at our basketball shoot out. Kiddie rides and double seater karts offer lots of fun for younger children.
Don't forget to stop by our snack bar where you and the kids can load up on goodies and snacks of all kinds or pack a lunch and enjoy our picnic area. And that's not all!New this year is Water Wars and the new Jumping Kangaroo kiddie ride! For those that are a little more adventurous, thrill in the experience of trying your skills at the Figure 8 Track, or revel in the fun of the Euro Track, Bumper Cars and more!
Located just west of the Williamsburg Outlet Mall, next to the Williamsburg Pottery Factory on Route 60. Only minutes from just about everywhere in Williamsburg. Free admission and parking. Pay as you ride. A discount ticket book can be purchased.
Open daily, Memorial Day - Labor Day at 11:00 a.m. Open mid March through May and September through October call for hours.
Go online for our 20th anniversary web specials:
An Occasion for the Arts spotlights the visual and performing arts in the
greater Williamsburg area and provides a venue for artists and arts lovers to
meet. Additionally, the purpose is to promote the expansion of arts in the
community, provide grants to area schools, and scholarships to area art
students pursuing higher education in the arts. Duke of Gloucester Street,
Downtown, Williamsburg. Saturday, October 2, 2010, beginning at 9:00 AM and
Sunday, October 3, 2010, beginning at 10:00AM.
As you stroll the streets of Historic Yorktown, you’re walking in the footsteps of General George Washington who led the Continental Army and allied French forces to victory in the decisive battle of the American Revolution in 1781. Immerse yourself in 300 years of history as you listen to The Fifes and Drums of York Town and visit museums, monuments, battlefields and historic homes. This now peaceful riverside village offers quaint shops, unique galleries, fine dining, entertainment and a relaxing beach. Stay overnight in accommodations with a river view or nestled in the picturesque village. End your day with a sunset sail on the Schooner Alliance.
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Enjoy history aboard this 105' three-masted Tall Ship as it sails from Yorktown's Riverwalk Landing. Whether it's a morning, afternoon or evening sunset cruise or a private charter for a customized tour, the Alliance is a special way to experience an exciting time in America's history. A variety of snacks and beverages are available for purchase.
Look for our goWilliamsburg discount in the WHMA's Official Visitor's Guide!
Haunted Dinner Theater
Looking for something fun to do tonight? The Haunted Dinner Theater is the perfect night out. It's a feast for your senses with a dinner and show that has been entertaining visitors to Williamsburg since 1994. The Haunted Dinner Theater combines a family-friendly, audience-participatory show with the legendary 71 Item all-you-can-eat buffet at Captain George's Restaurant. It is never scary... just a fun SPOOKTACULAR time!Dazzling entertainment for ages 1-101!
For 2009, “GhostBashers!" a parody on the hit movie GhostBusters. This comedy murder mystery takes place all around you so you're involved in the action, and using your clues and bribe $$ to solve this hysterical whodunit. Sit back and let our talented troupe of performers entertain you and your family, student or senior group, with special effects, music and a little night magic.
The Haunted Dinner Theater is located inside Captain George's, one of Williamsburg's largest and most famous restaurants. As guests of the Haunted Dinner Theater you'll dine on the very same legendary 71 Item all-you-can-eat buffet as their restaurant goers. Enjoy this great buffet with Fresh Seafood, Prime Rib, Pasta Dishes, Macaroni and Cheese, Chicken Entrees, Desserts, Soups, Salads and more. All Soft Drinks (Sodas, Iced Tea.) are included!
You can purchase tickets 24/7 online at http://www.haunteddinnertheater.com/or by calling our box office at 757-258-2500.
Please arrive between 7:00 & 7:15 p.m. through the back entrance of Captain George's Restaurant, 5363 Richmond Rd., Williamsburg, VA.
Look for our goWilliamsburg discount in the WHMA's Visitor's Guide!