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Historic Jamestowne

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  • Free admission to Historic Jamestowne and Yorktown Battlefield

    Free admission to Historic Jamestowne and Yorktown Battlefield
    In celebration of the official first day of summer, the National Park Service is waiving fees at all national parks Tuesday, June 21. Locally, fees will be waived at Colonial National Historical Park, which includes Historic Jamestowne and Yorktown...
  • Cultural Living

    Cultural Living
    History is the core of the community. Colonial Williamsburg is America’s premier outdoor history museum, with 88 restored buildings spanning 300 acres. The College of William & Mary is the second oldest university in America and offers plays and...
  • Continuing Education

    Continuing Education
    Thomas Nelson Community College offers all kinds of practical classes for those who want to gain a new skill. The Christopher Wren Association at William & Mary offers a unique program of classes on American history, local history, and the classics of art...
  • Just for Fun

    Just for Fun
    Attractions Busch Gardens, Colonial Williamsburg, Water Country USA, Go Karts Plus, Ripley's Believe it or Not, Berkeley Plantation,  Sherwood Forest Plantation, Shirley Plantation, Williamsburg Winery Shopping Merchants Square, Williamsburg Shopping...
  • Save some green, get freebies on Earth Day

    Save some green, get freebies on Earth Day
    If you missed the free offers in honor of tax day, you have another chance to score themed swag on Friday. Earth Day is a chance to save everything green, including the dollars in your pocket. Here are some of the free and discount offers available in...
  • Living Here: History museums and sites

    Museums and sites can help you track the story of our region. From the earliest settlers to the space explorers, Hampton Roads museums tell a continuous story of the importance of our region. History museums 1. Air Power Park. Vintage military jets,...
  • This weekend

    This weekend
    Friday/8 6th annual Orphan Helpers Golf Classic—1-8 p.m. at Ford’s Colony Country Club. Demo tents open at 9 a.m., range at 10 a.m., registration starts at 11. Lunch on carts at noon, with a cart briefing at 12:45 p.m., shotgun start/tee...
  • Filling in the blanks at James Fort

    Filling in the blanks at James Fort
    When a place reaches as far back as Jamestown, the dirt can teem with secrets. Nearly every time archaeologists open a hole on this ancient stretch of riverfront land, they find a jumbled puzzle of subterranean clues reflecting every change that has...
  • Early Jamestown had way with mud

    Early Jamestown had way with mud
    More than 400 years after America’s first permanent English settlement rose from the ground, archaeologists are combining local clay, loam and black needle rush grass in an experimental effort to recreate the unique method used to construct some...
  • Handyman's history

    A once unhappy white-collar worker finds meaning creating a 1,650-pound replica of Jamestown's fort When Bob Williams walked away from the white-collar world in 1991, he was trying to escape nearly 20 years of living with toxic corporate stress....
  • Battlefield Virginia

    From the heavy guns of a seacoast fort through battle-scarred Yorktown and the swampy outskirts of Richmond, the Virginia Peninsula tells the story of a massive war campaign and the evolution of warfare. Along this finger of land cut by the York and...
  • Never forget: History museums

    From the earliest settlers to the space explorers, Hampton Roads museums tell a continuous story of the importance of our region to history. HISTORY MUSEUMS 1. Air Power Park. Vintage military jets, missiles, rockets and a children's playground....