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!
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Program No. 22991RJ
Length
6 days
Starts at
1,299

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 James River and an 18th-century style tavern dinner.

General Notes

For a more traditional experience with an added day and more time in the classroom, check out "From Colony to Revolution: Jamestown, Williamsburg, Yorktown" (#2011).
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Carson Hudson
Carson Hudson is an Emmy Award-winning screenwriter who has dedicated his career to bringing the music, lore and history of America to life. After in-depth research of entertainment forms from the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries, he began learning traditional performance practices and sideshow secrets. Since then, he has researched, written, performed and directed more than a score of productions and programs for the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. This work earned him an Emmy and several Telly Awards in screenwriting. In spite of this, Carson still manages to find time to deliver engaging lectures on Revolutionary and Civil War military history for Road Scholar programs.

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

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