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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
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1,399
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!
Length
6 days
Starts at
1,399
Program No. 22991 RJ
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May 2 - May 7, 2021
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1,399
May 16 - May 21, 2021
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1,399
Sep 12 - Sep 17, 2021
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1,399
Oct 10 - Oct 15, 2021
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1,399
May 1 - May 6, 2022
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1,449
Sep 11 - Sep 16, 2022
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1,449
Oct 9 - Oct 14, 2022
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1,449
DATES & starting prices
PRICES
May 2 - May 7, 2021
Starting at
1,899
May 16 - May 21, 2021
Starting at
1,899
Sep 12 - Sep 17, 2021
Starting at
1,899
Oct 10 - Oct 15, 2021
Starting at
1,899
May 1 - May 6, 2022
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1,979
Sep 11 - Sep 16, 2022
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1,979
Oct 9 - Oct 14, 2022
Starting at
1,979

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).
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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Dean Shostak View biography
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.
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Stephen Christoff View biography
Stephen Christoff has been a musical fixture at Colonial Williamsburg for more than 15 years. Since 2006, he has performed his one-man show called "Seller of Songs" at the Hennage Theater in Colonial Williamsburg to sell-out audiences and rave reviews. In 2007, Stephen was a member of a collaborative performance team that played over 100 performances of "American Musicworks," a signature show designed for the Dewitt Wallace Galleries folk art exhibition, and also performed for the Jamestown 2007, Godspeed Sail and Landing Party Festival. He has headlined at locations including Mount Vernon, Chestertown Tea Party Festival, Virginia's Yorktown Celebration Festival, The National Portrait Gallery, The Library of Congress, The Black Swamp Arts Festival and Disney's Epcot Center.
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Kate Tilley View biography
A Pennsylvania native, Kate Tilley received a bachelor’s in theatre from DeSales University with concentrations in acting and costuming. In 2009, she turned her costuming attention to historical clothing in the colonial time period and began an internship with the tailors at Colonial Williamsburg. As a historic clothing technician at the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, Kate served as a mentor for new staff in the historical clothing services department, team leader for day-to-day activities at the Jamestown Settlement Costume Shop.
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Carson Hudson View biography
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.
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Tom Marshall View biography
An instructor in the Music Department at the College of William and Mary for more than 20 years, Tom Marshall has been performing private concerts for Road Scholar participants at the historic Wren Chapel for many years. He has served for two decades as a harpsichordist for the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation where he has performed numerous works of the concerto grosso style in original orchestrations, on original instruments. He is featured on many of the historical recordings issued by the foundation. A long-time member of the American Guild of Organists, he has served as organist for the Williamsburg United Methodist Church since 1977. Tom performs frequently with the Virginia Symphony, numerous baroque chamber ensembles, and organ and harpsichord recitals throughout the United States and Europe. He has made seven study tours in Europe to examine and play many surviving keyboard instruments from the 15th to the 19th century.
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Bunny Rich View biography
Bunny Rich has worked for the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation for 34 years. Among her many interests, she has concentrated on Colonial family life, cooking and clothing, often interpreting at the Powell House. Bunny also has served as a leader for VIP guests ranging from Bill Clinton to David Brinkley. A native of York County, Bunny can trace her roots on the Virginia Peninsula back to the 1630s.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
A Revolutionary People at War: The Continental Army & American Character
by Royster, Charles
Plantation Homes of the James River.
by Roberts, Bruce.
Slave Counterpoint: Black Culture in the Eighteenth-Century Chesapeake and Lowcountry
by Morgan, Philip
Good Wives, Nasty Wenches, and Anxious Patriarchs: Gender, Race, and Power in Colonial Virginia
by Brown, Kathleen
Women’s Life and Work in the Southern Colonies
by Spruill, Julia Cherry
Jamestown: The Buried Truth
by Kelso, William





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