Weekend in Williamsburg, Yorktown, and Jamestown

Justin and I took the three hour drive down to Virginia to visit three important areas: Williamsburg, Yorktown, and Jamestown. These places are worthy of more visits in the future…highly recommended and could be a nice two or three day trip for our visiting family and friends…hint hint.

Williamsburg has recreated the town with actors who dress and act of the time of the Revolution around 1776. The best parts of this area, in my opinion, were the shops showing traditional methods of production: bookbinding, printing, and wig making. The capitol building, governors house, and jail were interesting as well. Fun fact: Blackbeard’s crew was jailed and hung here. “…to be hanged by the neck till you are dead, dead, dead…”

Yorktown was nice, you can walk all over the battlefield and the trenches, and many of the cannons are still standing in the same strategic places as they were hundreds of years ago.

Jamestown was the original site where the English landed and created this first colony. It was filled with hardships, relations with the natives, and even cannibalism during one particularly hard winter.  Today you can see brick ruins of the former houses, churches, shops, and graves. It stands with sweeping views of the Chesapeake Bay, and was my favorite of the three places we visited.

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