Comfortable Hotels Near Colonial Williamsburg

Explore Virginia’s Rich History

A trip to the Hampton Roads area would not be complete without a brief exploration of the area’s – and our nation’s – rich history. You can trace America’s roots by spending just one day driving to different spots in the region.

Start with the explorers’ initial settlement at Jamestown, learn more about the American Revolution by visiting Colonial Williamsburg, and follow history to the end of the revolution at the Yorktown Victory Center. All this and more is located within 65 miles of our five hotels near Colonial Williamsburg.

Explore Virginia History

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Colonial Williamsburg 101 S. Henry St. Williamsburg, VA 23185 (757) 229-1000 76.18

Step into the 18th century by immersing yourself in the living history of Colonial Williamsburg. The revolutionary city experience allows you to encounter historic characters, visit more than 500 authentic buildings and view 35 exhibition and trade shops. Williamsburg is located approximately 60 miles north of the Virginia Beach Boardwalk.

The Mariners’ Museum 100 Museum Dr. Newport News, VA 23606 (757) 596-2222 97.37

Billed as America’s national maritime museum, The Mariners’ Museum features five centuries of nautical artifacts in its permanent galleries and limited-time exhibits. Tucked away in a 550-acre park, the musuem features everything from a 1630 Native American canoe to beautiful miniature ships to an annex devoted to the Civil War-era USS Monitor.

Yorktown Victory Center 200 Water St. Yorktown, VA 23690 (757) 887-1776 89.5

Learn more about the events, people and places that ushered in the end of the Revolutionary War and the birth of America. This museum is dedicated to the “Road to Revolution,” the events that led to the colonies’ split from Britain and their eventual victory in the Revolutionary War.

Jamestown Settlement 2110 Jamestown Rd. Williamsburg, VA 23185 (757) 253-4838 70.35

Discover the beginnings of colonial America by visiting the spot where it all started: the Jamestown Settlement. Jamestown, inhabited 13 years before the Pilgrims landed in Massachusetts, grew from a 104-citizen settlement on the banks of the James River to a thriving town throughout the 17th century.

Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum 2 High St. Portsmouth, VA 23704 (757) 393-8591 19

This museum celebrates naval history and the formative years of the Hampton Roads area. Part of the nation’s oldest shipyard was converted in 1949 to a museum, which now houses the CSS Virginia (the former Merrimack), and the world’s first aircraft carrier, the Langley.

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300 32nd St., Virginia Beach, VA 23451, Virginia, 23451, USA
Phone: 855-724-1307