Plan your group's visit to America's Historic Triangle
If you're looking for a group destination without limitations, look no further than America's Historic Triangle of Williamsburg, Jamestown and Yorktown, Virginia. Centrally located between Virginia Beach and Richmond, the Williamsburg area offers education programs, world-class entertainment, year-round events and fun activities for groups of all ages. In addition to our historic sites and living museums, the Williamsburg area's modern-day attractions, shopping, dining, and golf facilities make America's Historic Triangle a timeless destination. Whether you're itinerary includes our area for one day or one week, we have something to offer everyone!
A Year-Round Vacation Destination
In addition to the amazing variety of attractions, shopping and dining options, Virginia's temperate climate makes the Historic Triangle a great place to visit any time - no matter the season! Visit our website to learn more about the area's special events - including the upcoming winter holiday season!
Suggested Group Itinerary
This "Well-Rounded" Tour is certainly what it says! For a taste of everything the area has to offer, consider this itinerary! The Well-Rounded tour embraces all of America's Historic Triangle -- Williamsburg, Jamestown and Yorktown. Details…
Suggested Student Itinerary
Leave the classroom behind and embark on an amazing educational tour! From fine arts and history to physics and biology, here in the Historic Triangle, we embrace all the learning essentials! Details…
Suggested Garden Itinerary
Williamsburg is filled with the colors and scents of flowers and herbs blooming throughout the entire Historic Triangle - and beyond! This itinerary highlights the area's most beautiful gardens - from Colonial Williamsburg and Busch gardens to Berkeley Plantation and the Yorktown Victory Center! Details…
Suggested Civil War Itinerary
Take a step back in time and experience what life was like during the Civil War in America's Historic Triangle. Follow the footsteps of both Union and Confederate soldiers on the numerous trails and battle lines within the Peninsula Campaign of 1862. Details…
Suggested Christmas Itinerary
The Williamsburg area is a premiere holiday destination! From Colonial Williamsburg's Christmas Season to Busch Gardens' new Christmas Town experience (in its second year!), there's something to fulfill everyone's holiday wish! Also, be sure to take advantage of our area's quality shopping opportunities, holiday dining happenings and special events! Details…
Student Educational Programs & Performance Venues
The Greater Williamsburg Area offers a variety of educational programs that encourage hands on learning and fun experiential programs for student groups. The following are just some of the attractions that educational programs: Berkeley Plantation, Busch Gardens, Colonial Williamsburg, Historic Jamestowne, Jamestown Settlement, Mariners' Museum, Shirley Plantation, Virginia Living Museum and Yorktown Battlefield & Visitors Center. The Williamsburg area offers performance opportunities at venues such as Busch Gardens, Colonial Williamsburg and the Williamsburg Outlet Mall, as well as other non-traditional venues.
Each week, we'll feature different events and programs happening in our area. Bring your group to Williamsburg and see what fun you’ll have. Visit Williamsburg Weekends and be sure to sign up for our e-newsletter!
Top reasons to choose Williamsburg
for your next Group event:
- Williamsburg is centrally located 150 south of Washington D.C., midway between Richmond and Virginia beach, making it the perfect hub and spoke location to experience the region!
- America's Historic Triangle consists of Williamsburg, Jamestown and Yorktown and is connected by the 23-mile long Colonial National Historical Parkway. The parkway is one of only 26 roads in the entire country that has been designated as an “All American Road” by the United States Department of Transportation for its scenic and historic qualities.
- Perhaps more vividly than anywhere else in America, the exciting story of our nation's past comes to life in Virginia's restored colonial capital, Colonial Williamsburg. The Historic Area is much more than buildings, museums and artifacts. It's a living community!
- The College of William and Mary, located adjacent to Williamsburg's Historic Area, was established in 1693 and is the second oldest college in America. Three early presidents - Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe and John Tyler - all attended William and Mary.
- On the banks of the James River, just a few miles from Williamsburg, are Jamestown Settlement and Historic Jamestowne. In 1607, 104 brave explorers from the Virginia Company of London established the first permanent English settlement in the New World at Jamestown.
- Our country's freedom was won in nearby Yorktown. In 1781, it was here that General George Washington defeated England's General Cornwallis in the landmark battle of the American Revolutionary War.
- In the 1700s, Yorktown flourished as a colonial tobacco port. Today, the historic town is comprised of a variety of local artisan and antique shops, homes and waterfront activities. With the addition of Riverwalk Landing, this quaint village experienced a rebirth.
- Voted the world’s “Most Beautiful Theme Park” since 1990, Busch Gardens Williamsburg is an action-packed European –themed adventure park with 17th-centrury charm and 21st-century technology, boasting more than 100 acres of fun-filled world exploration. The park offers more than 50 rides and attractions, live stage shows, wide variety of culinary experiences and world-class shopping. The Busch Gardens Oktoberfest village got a fresh new look this spring. Guests can enjoy hand-made pretzels and ride the newest, tallest ride in the park, the Mach Tower.
- From renowned outlet malls to unique boutiques, the area's shopping opportunities meet everyone's taste and budget.
- For the strange and unusual, visit Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum & 4-D Theater. This museum contains 11 themed galleries which include more than 300-one-of-a-kind exhibits.
- Colonial Williamsburg's Grand Illumination has been selected as one of the top 100 events for ABA for 2011. On December 5, the Historic Area will commemorate the birth of the King of Kings. Musical performances from multiple stages throughout the area and fireworks displays from three difference locations within the Historic Area make this event one that is not to be missed! Colonial Williamsburg has also been selected as one of the top 100 events for ABA for 2012 on December 2!