Quality Inn At Kingsmill - Busch Gardens Area
480 McLaws Circle
Williamsburg, VA 23185
Phone: (757) 220-1100
Fax: (757) 564-0386
480 McLaws Circle, Williamsburg, VA, US, 23185
- Phone: (757) 220-1100
- Fax: (757) 564-0386
More than just a road, the Colonial Parkway connects Williamsburg, Jamestown, and Yorktown in a short 23-mile stretch of road. From the York River to the James River, the whole road was constructed to allow motorists appreciate the natural beauty of the area and evoke the sensation of going back in time to the colonial era. The Colonial Parkway is not merely a means of travel, but truly an attraction in itself.
Watch glassblowers, blacksmiths and other artisans producing goods by tried-and-true colonial methods. Or perhaps participate in a re-enactment of a trial at the courthouse. The period homes, stores and other buildings in Williamsburg are full of interesting things to do and see. Once the capital of Colonial Virginia, the town has been restored so that visitors may see it as it was in the 1700s.
Located on the Old Campus of the College of William & Mary, The Sunken Gardens is an expansive stretch of grass that is extremely popular with students, who come here to study, socialize and play. Raptors have been known to nest nearby and it's a wonderful place to check out local student life, or relax and have a picnic.
The second oldest institution of higher learning in the United States (the first is Harvard), The College of William and Mary is a first-rate learning institution. A small college nestled in Williamsburg, it has educated three former presidents. Current enrollment is under 6,000 undergraduate students. Set on a beautiful campus and filled with history, The College of William and Mary is perfect for visiting, or even attending!
If you're looking for a good restaurant but you're feeling undecided, Prince George Street is a good place to make up your mind. The street is well-known for the amount of restaurants and eateries on it. There have been special measures to control traffic and make arrangements for parking on the street as finding parking can be difficult.
Williamsburg Presbyterian Church is housed in a classically built brick building, very much in keeping with the colonial architectural styles of surrounding buildings. Its weekly services are on Saturdays and Sundays (the second Sunday service is broadcast on local radio) along with other events throughout the year. Check their website for details and service times.
Established in 1985, the Williamsburg Winery produces almost 25% of all the wine made in Virginia. Tours and tastings are held year round; make sure to get a taste of the most popular wine made at the vineyard, Governor's White. Choose between a guided tour, a reserve wine tasting, and a tour and tasting with lunch at the Gabriel Archer Tavern. Or just visit the wine shop for a large selection of non-wine items, such as sauces, spreads, and wine related paraphernalia. Hours vary seasonally so call ahead for information.
The Colonial National Historical Park is made up of some of the most important battlefields in the nation's history and memorials to famous war heroes and figures. This park includes Historic Jamestown, Yorktown Battlefield, Colonial Parkway and the Cape Henry Memorial. This vast park lets you travel back to 17th Century colonization and the American Revolutionary War. There is a bevy of family and kid activities including guided tours by extremely knowledgeable historians that will even dress the part of a 17th-century pilgrim, or you can travel by car through the beautiful Colonial Parkway and stop along the way to check out all the sites. Visitor centers and museum shops are located throughout the park so you will never get lost trekking back through history.
Well known as an important development for the urban planning, the Hilton Village is a beautiful English style village that is a great place to visit. This village features some excellent beauties designed in the Jacobean, Dutch colonial and Colonial Revival styles of architecture and was all originally built during the 1918 and 1921. This site is also added to the National Register of Historic Places.
New Town is a 365-acre complex that manages to be a residential area, shopping mecca and entertainment center in one. It was designed to have everything one could need in an accessible space, making it a great place to eat out, or go on a shopping spree. There's a Barnes and Noble, Ann Taylor Loft, Footlocker - and a seemingly endless list of restaurants, activities and professional services. Be prepared to lose a day in New Town - there's a plethora of things to do, see and eat.
This lovely brick church, named after an English Benedictine monk, is considered one of Williamsburg's architectural triumphs. It can seat up to 1500 people, all of which have unobstructed views of the altar. The church hosts many events throughout the year, alongside its Sunday services - it is worth visiting for the serenity of the 43-acre grounds and the stunning pipe organ, which took over two years to complete.
Built by Colonel William Harwood, Jr., signer of the Virginia Resolves, this home has experienced the ordeal of three wars. The home was visited by Generals George Washington, Thomas Nelson, Jr. and George B. McClellan and the Revolutionary War brought 3,000 militia to its fresh water spring. The War of 1812 saw its use as a training ground, while the Civil War found this property serving as a Confederate captain's home and a hospital for both sides.