Area FAQs

Where are we located?

We are a 9 room Inn located on Jamestown Road, directly across the street from the College of William and Mary and a short 4.5 block walk to the Historic Area of Colonial Williamsburg.

How do I get there

Most of our guests drive, but we are centrally located between 2 International Airports. Richmond International Airport is just 45 miles away and easily accessible by Route 64 and Norfolk International Airport, which is about the same distance but tends to have more traffic on the roads.

Where do I stay?

Well, we strongly recommend you stay at A Williamsburg White House as we offer concierge service to help with dinner reservations, tickets to attractions and great accommodations. You can’t beat the complimentary full breakfast, afternoon snack and wine as well as the free on-site parking.

What do I have to see?

Williamsburg is in the middle of the Historic Triangle, so we are surrounded with history and attractions for all ages. Whatever your reason for visiting, there is something for you to enjoy.

Colonial Williamsburg
Just a 4 block walk down the street from our Williamsburg Inn is Colonial Williamsburg, where you can visit History. Costumed interpreters welcome you to the largest living history museum in the world. At the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg, explore everything from whimsical folk art to decorative art objects that are useful as well as beautiful. There’s always something new to discover every season.

Whether you are lucky enough to enjoy time with George Washington or Thomas Jefferson, you can admire the leaders of a time gone by. Visit the artisans’ stores and experience colonial life as if it were today. Bond with your loved ones on a horse-drawn carriage ride down Duke of Gloucester Street and finish your day off with dinner at a Colonial Tavern. Evening programs can excite with a Pirate or Witch Trial, a Ghost Tour or just a Colonial Cocktail in a Tavern. There’s something new to discover every season, for every generation.

Jamestown Settlement
Just a short drive down the road to the left of the Inn, you can visitJamestown Settlement. Enjoy modern gallery exhibits and films that discuss the cultures of the Powhatan Indians, English colonists and West Central Africans who converged in 17th-century Virginia. Enjoy the galleries as well as explore outdoor living-history areas which include climbing aboard a re-creation of one of thethree shipsthat sailed from England to Virginia in 1607. Explore life-size re-creations of the colonists’ fort and the world of the Powhatan Indians.

Historic Jamestown
Historic Jamestowne offers much to see and do. Your typical visit can last 2 to 3 hours, but if you wish to delve deeper into Jamestown’s history you can easily spend half a day or more exploring the island. Watch archaeology in action as the Jamestown Discoveryteam continues to excavate parts of the island. Listen to the story of the first colonists or the most spectacular archaeological discoveries.The 1907 Memorial Church is a great space tocontemplate the beginning of English representative democracy in North America. Continue to the Archaearium, a museum that houses some of the most spectacular of the three million artifacts uncovered since theJamestown Rediscovery project began in 1994.

Yorktown Battlefield
Discover what it took for the United States to be independent as you explore the site of the last major battle of the Revolutionary War. In the fall of 1781, General George Washington, with allied American and French forces, besieged General Charles Lord Cornwallis’s British army at Yorktown. On October 19, Cornwallis surrendered, effectively ending the war, and ensuring independence. You can enjoy a walking or driving tour that will lead you through 300 years of American History with a free app.

American Revolution Museum
The American Revolution Museum at Yorktown tells the story of the nation’s founding, from the twilight of the colonial period to the dawn of the Constitution and beyond. Enjoy exciting indoor galleries feature period artifacts, immersive environments, and films, including “The Siege of Yorktown,” with a 180-degree surround screen and dramatic special effects.

A Continental Army encampment is in the outdoor areas, where you will learn about the life of a soldier and take in daily demonstrations on medical treatment, camp life and cooking, and see firings of a flintlock musket. A Revolutionary age farm is based on a real-life 18th-century family, to help with chores in the house, kitchen, tobacco barn, gardens, and crops.

Busch Gardens
Most beautiful theme park 35 years in a row!

Thrills and nature intersect at our Busch Gardens and offer a hidden adventure for all ages.

Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, Virginia is the world’s most beautiful theme park, as voted year after year since 1990. Their theme is classic Europe with artfully landscaped villages, like the Parisian streets of France, the hamlets of Scotland and the Oktoberfest celebrations of Germany. With Six countries for you to explore, you can indulge in roller coasters, ride, wildlife lectures and best of all in the winter, Christmas Town!

The College of William and Mary
The second oldest college in the United States is located across the street from our Williamsburg Bed and Breakfast. Walk through the campus and enjoy the beautiful architecture and grounds. Stop and enjoy a college basketball, football, or Baseball game!

Williamsburg Winery
Located on over 400 acres, enjoy the fields, gardens, and vineyards at this gorgeous Winery.

Savor the wines with friends as you enjoy a tour and tasting or just relax as you enjoy music at one of their outdoor pavilions.

Indulge in lunch or dinner at their onsite restaurant, Gabriel Archers Tavern and then stop in at the wine shop to bring a few bottles home.

Merchant Square
Entering Colonial Williamsburg, Merchants Square is located on a pedestrian square with over 40 shops and restaurants. Offering unique shopping and dining experiences in a setting of unrivaled beauty and historic charm.

Enjoy shopping in unique shops, quench your thirst in the local beer hall or winery tasting room, or satisfy your hunger in an amazing fine dining restaurant, French bistro or farm to table pub.

At Merchants Square, there is always something to do! Seasonal events offer outdoor concerts, sidewalk sales, a farmers’ market, and more.


Williamsburg Premium Outlets

Historic Virginias premium outlets offer over 135 stores for your shopping pleasure.

Find impressive savings at Adidas, Michael Kors, Ralph Lauren, Chicos, Coach, Kate Spade New York, The North Face, Tommy Bahama, and Vineyard Vines, just to name a few.

Williamsburg Antique Mall

45,000 Square feet of antiques with over 300 dealers are in the Antique Mall.
The discriminating shopper can find buys on just about anything from vintage jewelry to exquisite antique furniture.

We are truly blessed with a variety of restaurants to please everyone’s palate.

Choices include but are not limited to Fine Dining, A Comfort Food French Bistro, A Farm to Table Pub, Seafood, Colonial Taverns, and Casual American Dining. Most are within walking distance.

When visiting the historic area, where do I park?

If you are staying at our Williamsburg Inn, many of our guests’ park here at our Williamsburg Inn and walk to Colonial Williamsburg, just over 6/10th of a mile down the road. If you wish to visit other attractions, you can drive or taxi/Uber.

Do I need to purchase tickets in advance?

You do not need to purchase advance admission tickets to the historic areas but may want to buy Busch Gardens tickets before you arrive. Some special events offered in the historic area may require advance purchase so if you are staying at A Williamsburg White House Inn, just give us a call and we will be more than happy to answer any of your questions.

What should I pack?

If we could only have the answer to that! Weather is unpredictable in the Historic Triangle. We usually have very mild winters with a rare snow flurry to 65 degrees. Summers are warm so bring your cotton tee shirts and shorts to be comfortable outside. Spring and Fall are beautiful during the day 70-80 degrees with lows in the high 50s. Should you be traveling in the summer, rest assured every building in Williamsburg has Air Conditioning! Most of our attractions and restaurants are casual so only if you are fine dining in the evening would you need collared shirt and slacks. Leave your jacket and tie at home!

Lovely stay!

“We spent 2 days at A White House in Williamsburg, VA, with our daughter’s in-laws. John and Debbie are excellent hosts; the accommodations were cozy and spotless; the breakfast was delicious; recommendations for local restaurants were spot-on. We had a very pleasant visit, and we can assure others that they will have a similar experience.”

Fred L.

Comfortable, fun and interesting

“We stayed in the Lincoln Suite a couple of days ago and had a wonderful experience. The room was spotlessly clean and extremely comfortable. The historic nature of the house and the presidential touches are both enjoyable and fun for anyone with a sense of humor. Breakfast was excellent and served in the beautiful dining room. We enjoyed a fascinating conversation with our host John and the other guests. Unfortunately we only stayed for one night but will definitely return. Highly recommend.”

Deborah B.

Great stay

“What a perfect weekend in a lovely home with outstanding breakfast every morning and inviting conversation with the hosts and guests. Our hosts were welcoming and we especially appreciated their sense of humor. We stayed in the Washington room and loved the setup. We were also able to walk to the colonial area with ease.”


Fabulous location

“Spotlessly clean and well maintained, superb breakfast. Debbie snd John are friendly and helpful. Would highly recommend. Situated a short walk from the main areas and restaurants. Johns map is very helpful.”

Gary Tootell


“We had a wonderful time at A Williamsburg White House. Five nights, a different yummy breakfast each morning. John and Debbie are excellent hosts, and went out of their way to make our stay pleasant. They happily accommodated my wife’s gluten-free dietary requirement. We stayed in the Washington suite, which provided a comfortable bed and a spacious sitting area. Downstairs was a nice place to connect with other guests. John was very helpful with suggestions on what to do in the area. We will visit again.”

Richard C.

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