If you are a history buff, if you’re the type who likes to learn new things while on vacation, or if you’re simply looking for a unique destination for your next trip, you should definitely consider staying a few days at Colonial Williamsburg.
It is one of the most famous living history museums in the world, and is located in the American state of Virginia.
Here you can see actors dressed in historically accurate period costumes depict what daily life was like in the 18th century.
Read on for some tips on how to plan your trip:
Book a Tour
One of the first things you should do is book a tour. History is all well and good, but it becomes twice as fun and exciting when it involves ghosts and stories about the supernatural.
Williamsburg is one of the oldest cities in Virginia, and throughout its 350-year history, it has seen more than its fair share of tragedy and violence. First, the entire town of Colonial Williamsburg was built on top of sacred Native American burial grounds, which leads locals to believe that the spirits of the dead still haunt the place.
The town was also the witness to the horrific Williamsburg Witch Trials, where the accused were tortured and sentenced to death.
Where to Stay
Once you’ve booked a Williamsburg ghost tour, you can decide where to stay during your visit to the historical town. There are several options within the area, suitable for different groups and budgets.
A budget friendly option that’s also great for families is the Governor’s Inn, located just a short walk away from Colonial Williamsburg. For the full 18th century experience, stay instead at the Authentic Accommodations in the heart of the Historic District.
Things to See and Do
There are plenty of things to see and do in the Historic District, including dropping by the Anderson Blacksmith Shop and Armory, the apothecary, the foundry, and the courthouse.
In these places you will see how weapons and tools were made, how illnesses were treated, and how justice was served during the Colonial times. You may even have the chance to participate in some activities, such as attending a court session, or helping brick makers make bricks.
Later on, whether you are traveling with friends, family, or your significant other, make sure to ride around the town in an authentic horse-drawn carriage—for bigger groups and families, they have wagons that can seat up to nine people.
Of course, food is an important part of any trip, and luckily, there are several delicious dining options in and around Colonial Williamsburg. For classic American fare in a family-friendly setting, check out Huzzah’s Eatery.
For a more luxurious dining experience, head to the Rockefeller Room, a fine dining restaurant with a traditional Southern flair and influences from the 18th century British Empire.
Finish your trip with a relaxing round of golf or pampering session at the full service Spa of Colonial Williamsburg. Choose from an array of indulgent treatments such as the Colonial orange and ginger scrub and massage.
With some careful planning and enough time to see all the places that interest you, your visit to Colonial Williamsburg will surely be an enjoyable and unforgettable one.