Alexander Hamilton and his buddy, the Marquis de Lafayette, had some of the most dramatic moments of their history-making lives in the Greater Williamsburg area. Today, you can visit the places where it all happened more than two centuries ago, well before the nation’s first Treasury Secretary became the pop star he is today.
Walk Yorktown Battlefield in the footsteps of the American and French soldiers, 17,000 of them, who pounded 8,300 British troops with artillery day after day until their surrender on Oct. 19, 1781.
Enjoy lunch in the cozy confines of the nearby The Carrot Tree in Riverwalk Landing for melts, wraps, crepes, quiche, and home-cooked specials.
Become a part of history at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, home to a re-created Continental Army encampment and an American Revolution-era farm.
Enjoy the sunset view and the creative dinner fare at The Riverwalk Restaurant. Lobster, crab cakes, scallops and the signature fish fry are menu highlights.
Stroll Historic Yorktown, a charming waterfront village. Step into the Watermen's Museum and learn about the role of the Chesapeake Bay watermen through history, then venture into the working boat shop. Be inspired by Grace Church, built in 1697, and walk through the cemetery with the graves of men who shaped the early nation, including Thomas Nelson, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. if it's a Saturday, visit the Yorktown Farmer’s Market to shop for everything from local fruits and vegetables to baked goods and gift baskets. Live music, art exhibitions and chef demonstrations at the market change weekly.
If you have kids in tow, don’t miss the Pirate Cruise aboard the traditional gaff-rigged schooners Alliance or Serenity.
Slip into a locals' favorite, the Yorktown Pub, for a lunch of comfort food including mammoth sandwiches and build-your-own burgers.
Hop on a Segway with Patriot Tours and immerse yourself in a one- or two-hour tour covering the waterfront and historic Yorktown.
Riverwalk Landing in Yorktown offers an unusual array of shopping opportunities. Then browse the fine art galleries in town.
Try the outdoor seating for a casual dinner on the river at the Water Street Grille, home to a seemingly never-ending list of beers on tap, live music, and an eclectic menu of sandwiches, pizzas and burgers.
Spend a day at Busch Gardens. Whether it's feeling a rush aboard one of the thrill coasters, fulfilling an appetite for world-class dining and shopping, or making memories that will last a lifetime at one of the KIDsiderate® attractions, there's something to experience for everyone.