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From its colonial roots, through its turbulant days at the head of the Confederacy, Virginia provided many of the rich historic roots of our nation. Home to an overwhelming number of our presidents and forefathers, Virginia history spans back over 300 years. Come visit one of the most influential states in America, and learn all that Virginia has to offer!

Virginia Links
Colonial Williamsburg
Virtual Jamestown
Jamestown Settlement
Mount Vernon
City of Alexandria
Appomattox Courthouse
Harper's Ferry
Shenandoah National Park
Library of Virginia
Mariner's Museum
Museum of the Confederacy
Richmond Times-Dispatch

Christmas Holiday Tour
Colonial Williamsburg
"Grand Illumination" each year on the first Sunday in December. The Christmas season is ushered in with the lighting of candles in all the restored 18th Century homes which have been freshly decorated with greenery, fruits and flowers. Fireworks, singing and general merriment still leave you time to enjoy many of the fine dining experiences offered throughout the town.

Colonial History Tour
3 Days/2 Nights
Day 1 - This afternoon, visit Jamestown Island, then tour the Jamestown Settlement, a recreation of America's first permanent English colony with its exhibition galleries and film. In the outdoor living history areas, costumed interpreters demonstrate 17th-century activities in the Powhatan Indian village, in the palisaded James Fort and on board life-size replicas of the three ships that sailed in 1607. After a casual dinner take a Lanthorn tour with visits to colonial craft shops. (D)
Day 2 - After breakfast, Spend the day exploring Colonial Williamsburg including the Governor's Palace, Capitol, Folk Art Museum and The DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Collection. This evening enjoy a Colonial Williamsburg Tavern dinner. Also available are Colonial Williamsburg Educational Evening Programs for students and the Music Theatre of Williamsburg for adults. (Additional charges apply.) (B,D)
Day 3 - Early visit to the Yorktown Battlefield followed by the Yorktown Victory Center which tells the important history of the American Revolution. See the Time Line Museum, film about the siege of Yorktown and a re-created Continental Army camp. This afternoon, return to Colonial Williamsburg for additional sightseeing until departure time. (B)

Extend Your Stay
and Visit:

Busch Gardens, Williamsburg VA - The best of Europe is yours for a day when you visit Busch Gardens, an amusement theme park (seasonal hours). A world of excitement awaits you in the Old Countries of England, France, Germany and Italy.
Mariner's Museum, Newport VA - America's most extensive international Maritime Museum is dedicated to preserving and interpreting the heritage of the sea.
Monticello, Charlottesville VA - Thomas Jefferson's home and estate in Charlottesville, Virginia reflects the amazing genius of our third president. Located in the nearby Shenandoah mountains is Luray Caverns and the Skyline Drive.
Richmond VA - Once the Confederate capital, today's Virginia capital is a gracious cultural center with an absorbing past. The Capitol Building itself was completed in 1788 and is still in use today. Located next to the Museum of the Confederacy is the White House of the Confederacy, home to Jefferson Davis. The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is one of the largest in the south and displays famed Faberge jeweled objects including five Russian Imperial Easter Eggs.

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