Williamsburg (Virginia)
Colonial and Revolutionary Virginia: Jamestown, Williamsburg, Yorktown
Immerse yourself in historic Virginia with scholars, instructors and historians as you explore Colonial Era history from the founding of Jamestown to the end of the Revolutionary War.
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Program No. 2011RJ
7 days
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At a Glance

Embark on a journey through Virginia’s “Historic Triangle” with no less than a dozen historians and other experts. Delve into Virginia society, from the establishment of the first successful British outpost at Jamestown in 1607 through the end of British rule only a few miles away at Yorktown in 1781. Traveling between these sites, pause to visit the Colonial capital in Williamsburg. Learn about the development of plantation society, slavery and the role of religion and events leading to the Siege of Yorktown. You'll also enjoy a unique tavern dining experience.
Activity Level
Walking up to two miles daily on brick, cobblestone and uneven ground.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Relish an in-depth look with the head curator at the incredible Jamestown Rediscovery Project, where archaeology is uncovering the original fort.
  • Experience William & Mary's Wren Building and the historical Duke of Gloucester Street, heart of Colonial Williamsburg, with a knowledgeable interpreter.
  • Follow your instructor across the earthworks to the field where American independence was guaranteed by the surrender of Lord Cornwallis.
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Buck Woodard
Buck Woodard has been the director of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation's American Indian Initiative since 2008. He has also served as an advisor to the governor of Virginia on the Virginia Council on Indians, as well as an advisor for the National Park Service, New Line Cinema, NOVA and PBS, the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Buck recently earned his Ph.D. in historical anthropology at the College of William & Mary, and is an adjunct instructor of anthropology for Virginia Commonwealth University's School of World Studies. Buck has been lecturer for Road Scholar since 2006.
Susan Kern
Stephen Christoff
Anne Conkling
Felicity Meza-Luna
Carson Hudson
Rebecca Suerdieck
John Labanish
Tom Marshall
Buck Woodard
Roger Anderson
Bly Straube
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