22991
Virginia
Historic Triangle Sampler: Williamsburg, Jamestown & Yorktown
Discover the best of Williamsburg, Jamestown and Yorktown as colonial history is brought to life by reenactors and at living-history museums with lots of time to explore on our own!
Rating (5)
Program No. 22991RJ
Length
6 days
Starts at
1,199

At a Glance

Here’s the ultimate experience for history buffs. Learn the best of Virginia’s colonial history with the perfect mix of field trips with local experts and time on your own to explore. On visits to Colonial Williamsburg, Historic Jamestown and Yorktown Battlefield, your expert instructors will take you on an imaginative journey to the most pivotal moments in American history. Look out over the James River from a 17th-century church in Historic Jamestown and imagine the settlers from the first permanent English colony. At Surrender Field, envision the defeated British turning over their arms to the victorious American and French forces. And see history brought to life before your eyes by costumed reenactors and musicians and at living-history museums.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to two miles on varied terrain, boarding motor coach and standing for long periods of time.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Experience an exclusive behind-the-scenes interaction with a member of the Rediscovery staff working to uncover artifacts from the Jamestown colony.
  • Take a field trip to Berkeley Plantation and see the oldest brick mansion in Virginia that was home to two U.S. Presidents; William Henry Harrison and his grandson Benjamin Harrison.
  • Sample both modern and historical Williamsburg with a stop at a winery along the new Williamsburg Tasting Trail and an 18th-century style tavern dinner.
Featured Expert
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Dean Shostak
In 1991, Dean Shostak became involved in the revival of the rare and beautiful glass armonica, invented by Benjamin Franklin in 1761. Today, he is one of eight glass armonica players in the world, and the only musician since the 18th century to use a flywheel and foot treadle as Franklin originally designed. Dean began his musical career in Colonial Williamsburg at the age of 14, and after graduating from the University of Virginia, began to study 18th-century instruments such as the pocket violin and the hurdy-gurdy. He has now incorporated spectacular new and antique glass instruments into his show, including the glass violin and crystal handbells. Dean has emerged as a nationally acclaimed touring artist, and his music has been featured on numerous television and radio programs including Voice of America, The Weather Channel, The Discovery Channel, NPR's All Things Considered and Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Judy Brynildsen
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Dean Shostak
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Stephen Christoff
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Carson Hudson
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Tom Marshall
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Bunny Rich
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