What to do and see in Greater Williamsburg, Greater Williamsburg: The Best Sights & Landmarks

December 7, 2021 Tambra Mccollister

Discover the best top things to do in Greater Williamsburg, United States including Ascension of Our Lord Byzantine Catholic Church, Bassett Hall, Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, George Wythe House, Calvary Chapel Williamsburg, Colonial Williamsburg Magazine, American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, Historic Jamestowne, Colonial Williamsburg, Colonial National Historical Park.

1. Ascension of Our Lord Byzantine Catholic Church

114 Palace Ln, Williamsburg, VA 23185-2942 +1 757-220-8098 http://www.ascensionva.org/liturgy.html
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5.0 based on 4 reviews

Ascension of Our Lord Byzantine Catholic Church

2. Bassett Hall

522 E Francis St, Williamsburg, VA 23185-4207 +1 888-965-7254 http://www.colonialwilliamsburg.com/do/revolutionary-city/tour-the-city/bassett-hall/
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5.0 based on 360 reviews

Bassett Hall

Home of Mr. and Mrs. John Rockefeller Jr. decorated in 18th-century furnishings.

Reviewed By kingbyriverk - Mid Coast Maine, United States

Tour the Rockefeller’s country home and see why they loved it. We learned quite a lot about the birth of Williamsburg as well from the knowledgeable guide.

3. Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church

4900 Mooretown Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23188-2284 +1 757-220-0994 http://www.stdemva.com
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5.0 based on 12 reviews

Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church

St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church is dedicated to imitating the love and faithfulness of Jesus Christ by sharing the Gospel in word and deed. We worship the Holy Trinity according to the Faith and Tradition of the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. Our witnessing to the Faith is accomplished through the sacramental life, our values, traditions; stewardship, fellowship, service, and Christian education. We also have a conference/reception facility the Williamsburg Hellenic Center, located at the same location the Center has a beautiful banquet facility perfect for Wedding receptions, galas, and special parties.

4. George Wythe House

Palace Green Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185 +1 888-965-7254 https://www.history.org/almanack/places/hb/hbwythe.cfm
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5.0 based on 159 reviews

George Wythe House

Reviewed By Beemoney97 - Pittsburgh, United States

George Wythe had some very interesting facts about his life that the two ladies were able to share with us. Definitely don't skip out on this house! It's a must see!

5. Calvary Chapel Williamsburg

5535 Olde Towne Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23188-1907 +1 757-220-8400 [email protected] http://www.calvarycw.org
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5.0 based on 3 reviews

Calvary Chapel Williamsburg

6. Colonial Williamsburg Magazine

103 E Duke of Gloucester St, Williamsburg, VA 23185 +1 888-965-7254 http://colonialwilliamsburg.com
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5.0 based on 4 reviews

Colonial Williamsburg Magazine

Reviewed By 448BenS - Louisville, United States

The site of the "gunpowder incident" that pretty much was the inciting of the Revolutionary War, this place had an awesome reenactor and guns, guns, guns! :) Definitely a place you should visit while in Williamsburg!

7. American Revolution Museum at Yorktown

200 Water Street Route 1020, Yorktown, VA 23690 +1 757-887-1776 http://historyisfun.org
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4.5 based on 1,303 reviews

American Revolution Museum at Yorktown

Museum where you can find all types of displays regarding the momentous events and activities during Revolutionary times.

Reviewed By CatyRay

This is a great museum and living history site that explains the Revolution from the time when Britain imposed taxes on the colonies to make up for the huge cost of the French & Indian War, to the Treaty of Paris in 1783. It isn't just about the Yorktown battle, American victory and British surrender. You walk from room to room in the indoor exhibit area (one-way now), viewing artifact cabinets and large, easily readable text on plaques. Two films available now. The second, about the Siege of Yorktown, has loud noise (canon fire) and smoke. You feel like your in the middle, as the benches seem to shudder with each blast. Outdoors, there is a recreated military encampment and working colonial farm. The guides are very knowledgeable, and with only a dozen visitors wandering around, had time to answer questions and engage in a deeper explanation/discussion. I have been interested in the Revolution since childhood (Dad was active in the Sons of the Revolution and I'm a DAR member) and have degrees in history. This museum was a great refresher . I would not advise brining small children if you want to take your time and read everything in the exhibits. The "hands on" features (push button for short a video, for example), have been turned off. Well worth the $15.25 adult admission. Glad we went and I will go back when the next special exhibit opens about November. I was hesitant, at first, to book, since I've been to historical sites that seem to have been a little too commercial for my taste. This is run by a foundation (including the Jamestown Settlement) that gets some state funding for the educational purposes.

8. Historic Jamestowne

1368 Colonial Pkwy, Williamsburg, VA 23185 +1 757-856-1250 [email protected] http://www.historicjamestowne.org/
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4.5 based on 5,335 reviews

Historic Jamestowne

Historic Jamestowne is the original site of the first permanent English settlement in America. Ongoing archaeology at the site of James Fort has changed our understanding of the struggles and triumphs of early 1600s life in Virginia. Living history programs and an archaeology museum tell the story of this dramatic rediscovery. The site is jointly administered by the National Park Service and Preservation Virginia.

Reviewed By Seabiscuit47 - Washington DC, United States

This was a pleasant and educational surprise. It is well worth the short walk from the visitor center to the ruins, archeological dig and museum. The interpretive introduction by the volunteer, in character as John Rolfe was both fascinating and humorous. The archeology museum is a wonderful source of artifacts and reconstruction of 17th century life in the settlement. The small restaurant onsite serve nice sandwiches/wraps and has a patio on the banks of the river.

9. Colonial Williamsburg

101 Visitor Center Drive, Williamsburg, VA 23185-4565 +1 855-392-8473 [email protected] http://www.colonialwilliamsburg.com/#utm_source=tripadvisor&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=business_listing
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4.5 based on 12,204 reviews

Colonial Williamsburg

Colonial Williamsburg is the only place that takes you back in time to the dawn of America. This isn't just a place where things once happened. They're happening, right now, here in the 18th century. We're the place where the idea of our country is being born; the place where the ideals we stand for as Americans are being defined. We are the 18th century "live," filled with the stories of the women, men, and children—free and enslaved—whose values and visions gave us a new world. Step back in time and meet the people who made America—sing with them, dance with them, eat with them, and have fun with them. For every person who wants to understand this country, this is your place.

Reviewed By 511lindam - Chapel Hill, United States

We stayed at the Williamsburg Lodge and loved everything about it! Williamsburg is great fun and I would recommend a multi day pass to explore all of Colonial Williamsburg!! Overall just a great place to visit for all ages!!

10. Colonial National Historical Park

1000 Colonial Pkwy, Yorktown, VA 23690 +1 757-898-2410 [email protected] http://www.nps.gov/colo/index.htm
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4.5 based on 114 reviews

Colonial National Historical Park

An area of southeast Virginia where the following major historical sites/towns are linked by a 23-mile road: Williamsburg, Jamestown, and Yorktown.

Reviewed By JohnLesko - Manassas, United States

We had a marvelous weekend getaway visiting Williamsburg during this pandemic season. We kept our distance, wore masks, washed our hands often, and walked up and down DOG street while walking out dog.

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