Now is the best time to hit the road in your RV and visit Colonial Williamsburg. The cool fall weather and start of school means you can enjoy this historic site sans the crowds and heat that are commonly found around it during the summer. As the largest living history museum in the U.S. Colonial Williamsburg provides an educational and enlightening experience to all who visit it. If you’re a history buff looking to take a step back in time or want to paint the kids a vivid picture of what life was truly like back when our country was in its infancy this is the place for you.
From the carefully restored buildings to the impeccably dressed actors – townspeople, tradespeople, shopkeepers, political figures, women, and the enslaved who made up the Revolutionary City – you will love the experience you get at Colonial Williamsburg. One of the greatest features of Colonial Williamsburg is it’s ability to bring museum visitors into life in the 18th century through participation activities.
Experience reenactments of when the Declaration of Independence was read, wartime battles, and even watch everyday items being made by important craftspeople of the time – the silversmith, blacksmith, wagon maker, and wig maker. Discover what life was like through farming activities and watching routine activities performed without the help of the technology we have today. The visitors center offers 2 movies that detail the history of the museum, including how the Rockefeller family spent 68 million dollars on restoring the museum and what issues those who lived during pre-revolutionary America faced.
A visit to Colonial Williamsburg would never be complete without a horse drawn carriage ride, visit to the Governor’s Palace and the capital. A variety of restaurants abound and provide true to the time meals that will leave you satisfied and comfortably full.
Visiting Colonial Williamsburg using your RV is a great way to save on hotel costs, which can run anywhere from $250 a night for a shabby ‘historical’ residence to hundreds of dollars a night. There are many RV parks available for you to park at around Colonial Williamsburg, however, it is suggested you book well in advance, particularly if you plan to visit during the high season.
Learn more about Colonial Williamsburg and, if you don’t have your own RV, contact us aboutRV rentals we offer. You’ll love hitting the road and experiencing living history right where our country’s foundation was birthed.
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