Williamsburg Discovery Guide

A city in Virginia Peninsula, USA, Williamsburg is surrounded by two counties—James City County and York County. Originally a Middle Plantation town, it was a fortified settlement in 1632 which was situated on high ground and was flanked by Rivers James and York, it was called Williamsburg in 1698 in honor of King William III when the capital of Virginia Colony was moved there from Jamestown. In 1722, it was given a royal charter as a city and it soon became the epicenter of all political events in Virginia State that led to the American Revolution.

Williamsburg is well-known mainly for Colonial Williamsburg which forms the restored historic part of the city and for the College of William & Mary, the second oldest university in the US.

If you visit Williamsburg, do see the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum, built in memory of Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, one of America’s oldest folk art patrons. Her collection is contained in this museum, which ranges from family portraits to paintings of Christ and folk art.

The Busch Gardens is a lovely and huge entertainment park which will give the whole family a lot of fun and enjoyment with its European hamlets.
The Williamsburg Winery is one of the state’s largest with its widely acclaimed chardonnays and other wines. The Presidents Park has 20-feet busts of all the US’ national presidents, lending it the acronym of “Mt. Rushmore East." The brainchild of sculptor David Adicks, you can get a tour of each president’s achievements.


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