American History Chapters One, Two and Three

Colonial Williamsburg Fife & Drums
Colonial Williamsburg Fife & Drums
Post Office Box 3495
421 North Boundary Street
Williamsburg, VA 23187
Region Hampton Roads
Locality Williamsburg City
Phone: (800) 368-6511
Office: (757) 229-6511
Dirct Line: (757) 229-6975
Fax: (757) 253-1397

America’s Historic Triangle is certainly what it says! For a taste of everything the area has to offer, consider the following itinerary! Day One - Start your day early at Historic Jamestown where you'll visit the site of the original James Fort, the first permanent English settlement in America! You’ll learn about the archaeological dig that unearthed the clues to this nation's past. From there, head to Jamestown Settlement where you'll get to explore and experience hands-on reproductions of a Powhatan Indian village, an English Fort and the three ships that carried settlers to America - the Susan Constant, Godspeed and Discovery. Take a short drive to Charles City to visit Sherwood Forest - home of President John Tyler. Experience Berkeley Plantation where the first official Thanksgiving was observed. On to Shirley Plantation the oldest family-owned business in America dating back to 1638. The mother of Confederate General Robert E. Lee, Anne Hill Carter, was born at Shirley. Day Two- No trip to the Historic Triangle is complete without a full day in Colonial Williamsburg. This living museum encompasses 301 acres, which include 88 original buildings and 500 reconstructed buildings based on archaeological and architectural research. With various exhibits, homes, gardens, trade shops and hands-on activities, Colonial Williamsburg offers a remarkable experience for everyone! Day Three - Begin your day in Yorktown by joining a ranger for a guided tour of the Battlefield where American independence was won. Drive to the key spots on the battlefield to see where events of the siege and surrender took place. Head over to the Yorktown Victory Center and see first-hand the Continental Army encampment to experience a soldier’s life and, on a re-created 1780s farm; help with chores such as weeding the garden and processing flax. Spend the rest of the day on the waterfront enjoying Riverwalk Landing.

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