Nov 23rd, 2011 | By | Category: Senior Travel

Historical Treasures Await Senior Travelers

Seniors, if you are a history buff and have not yet been to Williamsburg, Virginia , you are missing one of America’s great treasures. Williamsburg is a vast historic area with scores of original buildings, hundreds of homes, shops, and public buildings all reconstructed  – most on their original foundations. Rare animal breeds, trades, and gardens add layers of authenticity to the recreated town. Seniors fit in well with the over 4,000,000 people who visit the Williamsburg area every year.

The “Historic Triangle”,  Jamestown, Williamsburg, and Yorktown contain treasures found nowhere else.  Seniors can experience the award-winning, authentic and interactive tours of the times and lives of our colonial ancestors, not to mention the great dining and quality shopping. Send for a planner and be ready for all the excitement when you arrive.

Seniors Enjoy Living History Museums

Colonial Williamsburg, the nation’s largest living history museum, encompasses 301 acres including some 500 buildings, homes, stores and taverns reconstructed and restored to their 18th-century appearances. Dozens of exhibition sites will show tradesmen practicing 30 historic trades and domestic crafts.  You can meet and visit with historical interpreters and character actors and stroll through 90 acres of gardens and greens. The interactive, live-action drama Revolutionary City is offered daily from mid-March to the holiday season. Historic Yorktown, a 15 minute drive from Williamsburg along the scenic Colonial Parkway, is most remembered as the site of the pivotal victory in the American Revolutionary War.

Some of the major highlights are the Governor’s Palace, the Capitol, the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg (DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum and Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum) and Bassett Hall. TripAdvisor will keep you busy with Things to Do. Jamestown Settlement is a major attraction and is one of the most interesting living museums in Williamsburg or anywhere.

So come and possibly meet some of your ancestors in Williamsburg, Jamestown or Yorktown.  You are only six people away from knowing everyone in the world anyway, but here you will be even closer.  jeb

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