The History of Virginia

Colonial Williamsburg

Colonial Williamsburg is a combination of a historical landmark and a living history museum. It is an open-air assemblage of buildings populated with historical reenactors whose job it is to explain and demonstrate aspects of daily life in Virginia’s Colonial Capitol.

Exhibits include dozens of authentic or recreated colonial houses and relating to American Revolutionary War history. Prominent buildings include the Raleigh Tavern, the Capitol, The Governor’s Palace (all reconstructed), and Bruton Parish Church (original).

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Rather than simply an effort to preserve antiquity, the combination of restoration and recreation of the entire colonial town attempts to recreate the atmosphere and the ideals of 18th century American revolutionary leaders. The reenactors or interpreters work, dress, and talk as they would have in colonial times.
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Jamestown Settlement

This Award Winning Museum and Recreated Village display life in what became England’s First Permanent Settlement. Inside, displays and film transport travelers from London’s streets, across the Atlantic to the wilderness of the New World. Outside, stroll through the Powhattan Village, enter the English Stockade Fort and step aboard the 3 replicated ships that actually made the crossing all the while being greeted by reenactors eager to share their knowledge.

Historic Jamestown

The actual site of America’s first English Settlement and home to the Jamestown’s Rediscovery Team of Archeologist. Since 1994, the search for artifacts has unearthed over 3 million finds beautifully displayed in the Island’s Archearium. Glass Blowing exhibits and hiking trails complete the travelers experience as well as park Rangers on hand, all versed in the Islands history.

American Revolution Museum at Yorktown

Newly Renovated, The American Revolution Museum at Yorktown tells the story of the nation’s founding, its struggle for Independence. Beautiful indoor galleries, period artifacts and an immersive 180 degree surround sound film transports the viewers back to that glorious Day of Cornwallis’s surrender to Washington. On the grounds of the museum, visitors will experience what life was like for Colonists and Soldiers. Exhibits and structures display everything from cooking and medicine to firing muskets and cannons.

Yorktown Battlefield

Step on to the footsteps of such Revolutionary heroes as Washington, Hamilton and Lafayette as you stroll the park like grounds of Yorktown. View Surrender Field where Washington accepted Cornwallis’ sword thus virtually ending America’s struggle for Independence with Victory. Inside the museum, short films and exhibits bring the siege to life . General Washington’s field tent is there as are countless artifacts and paintings. Don’t miss the chance to see the Nelson House, General Cornwallis’ Head Quarters and to this day still with Patriot cannon balls imbedded in its brick walls.
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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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