William and Mary College

Colonial Williamsburg

As the weather turns colder, and the holidays approach, you might be thinking about heading to some getaway locations that really capture the holiday spirit. Be sure to put Colonial Williamsburg on your list! Williamsburg was one of America’s first planned cities, and its history and legacy continue to live on through the interpretive work at Colonial Williamsburg. Starting in the 1930’s Colonial Williamsburg has grown steadily to become of the most significant interpretive projects, claiming to be the largest living history museum in the world. When you visit you can experience restored and replica buildings; visit with, and learn from authentically costumed interpreters; witness colonial crafts such as coopering, blacksmithing, and woodworking; and shop, eat, and ice skate!

While you are there, you will also be right near the William and Mary campus, founded in 1693 under the sponsorship of King William III and Queen Mary II. William and Mary College is the second-oldest institution of higher education in the United States (formed after the New College [Harvard]), and is one of the nine historic Colonial Colleges. Today, William and Mary is a renowned public research institution.