This is where American history begins. Williamsburg, a city on the Virginia Peninsula between the James and York rivers, was an early state capital. Today, Williamsburg is a corner of the Historic Triangle with Jamestown and Yorktown, the sites of the first English settlement on the continent and the last major battle of the American Revolution.
The past is still alive here. In Colonial Williamsburg, hotel guests feel the revolutionary energy as they step inside historic homes and shops and dine at taverns where George Washington enjoyed seafood suppers. At Jamestown, visitors to an active archeological site enjoy the thrill of discovery as new artifacts are unearthed. The Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Water Country USA theme parks offer more modern thrills.