Colonial Williamsburg has a reputation well known to families. It provides a history lesson and vacation all rolled into one. But what many families don’t realize is that Williamsburg is just one corner of what’s referred to as America’s Historic Triangle.
Most incorrectly assume Williamsburg is where the United States of America began, but the true roots of the United States were planted at James Fort in 1607, located in what …
A family vacation to Colonial Williamsburg is a working vacation. Families get “firsthand experience” of what life was like in 18th century colonial times. “Firsthand experience” in colonial history should be impossible, but don’t tell that to folks at Colonial Williamsburg.
Doing everything could easily take a week. Most families don’t have that much time. Luckily there are some easy ways to make the most of the time you’ve got.
Williamsburg, Virginia is a cultural gem, a place of living history, a lovely colonial smorgasbord. As such, it rightly bills itself as a place to step back in time. That’s a great idea of course, and the costumed interpreters there do a wonderful job of engaging their visitors and explaining the significance of the place. But what if you child isn’t inherently interested in colonial American history?
Never fear – there are lots of ways you can make sure that a trip to Colonial Williamsburg is fun for everyone in the family, history buffs or not.