Where do I exchange my E-ticket voucher?
You will need to visit Colonial Williamsburg Visitor Center first to receive your Triangle Pass.
Is there transportation from Williamsburg to Historic Jamestown or Yorktown Battlefield?
At this time, there is no public transportation provided.
How far are these places from each other?
Colonial Williamsburg is located 10 miles east of Historic Jamestowne and 13 miles west of Yorktown Battlefield. The three historic sites are connected by the Colonial Parkway.
What is Colonial Williamsburg?
The largest living history museum in the United States, Colonial Williamsburg allows you to experience all that the Revolutionary City has to offer – including live action, theatrical performances, more than 100 vibrant gardens, 22 sites practicing 18th-century trades, personal interaction with townspeople, two museums and much more. Become a citizen of the Revolutionary City and engage with the local community and experience firsthand the daily struggles of wartime.
How long does it take to tour the Revolutionary City?
Colonial Williamsburg offers its guests a variety of opportunities to relive the Revolutionary War period. Depending on your interests or focus, visits vary in length and activities. Guests can get a small sample of the Revolutionary City in about half a day, but plan to stay at least two or three days to enjoy the full experience.
Where can I park?
Parking is available at the Colonial Williamsburg Visitor Center. The city is just a short walk across the pedestrian bridge to the Revolutionary City or ticketed guests may also ride complimentary shuttle buses. Shuttles with wheelchair lifts are available.
What should I see?
When you arrive, start your visit at the Colonial Williamsburg Regional Visitor Center to exchange your E-ticket and pick up a free copy of “Colonial Williamsburg This Week.” This weekly program guide will show you which buildings are open and which programs offered during your visit along with a map and helpful tips.
Which buildings of the Revolutionary City can I enter?
Buildings with flags at their entrances are open to ticket holders. Not all colonial buildings are open to the public; some are privately occupied by employees of Colonial Williamsburg and their families, and some hold administrative offices.
What happens during bad weather?
Some exhibits do remain open during inclement weather while some outdoor programs are presented only when weather permits.
Can I make a reservation for a carriage or wagon ride?
Tickets are sold on the day of the ride at all Colonial Williamsburg ticket locations. Availability is limited, and tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis, so purchase your ticket early in the morning. Reservations are not taken in advance due to the unpredictable nature of the weather.
Are there places to eat?
From historic taverns to modern sandwich shops and bistros, the Revolutionary City and Merchants Square have plenty of choices to please all tastes. Restrooms are available, and cool drinks can be purchased throughout town.
Are there places to shop?
The Revolutionary City is complemented by convenient and unique shopping options. From home accessories to authentic reproduction 18th-century flatware and furniture—you’ll find the perfect gift, souvenir, or accent for your home.
Is the Revolutionary City accessible?
A limited number of folding wheelchairs are rented on a first-come, first-served basis from the Visitor Center. Ramps and wheelchair lifts are available at selected sites, but many buildings require a few steps.
Is there parking at Jamestown and Yorktown?
Jamestown Settlement and the Yorktown Victory Center offers free parking.
What is Yorktown Victory Center?
This center is near the battlefield where allied American and French forces won the decisive battle of the American Revolution in 1781. It features indoor exhibition galleries, an outdoor re-created Continental Army Encampment and a re-created farm.
What is Yorktown Battlefield?
This is the site of the last major battle of the American Revolutionary War. The visitor center offers an introductory film, museum with exhibits and the battlefield.
How long does it take to tour Yorktown?
Allow two to three hours.
What is Historic Jamestown?
This place allows you to walk in the footsteps of Captain John Smith and Pocahontas. You can take view artifacts and watch archaeologists uncover the remains of the 1607 James Fort.
What is Jamestown settlement?
This site offers gallery exhibits and an introductory film describing the cultures of the Powhatan Indians, Europeans and Africans who converged in 17th century Virginia. Climb aboard replicas of the three ships that sailed from England to Virginia, explore the colonist’s fort and Powhatan Village.
How long does it take to tour Jamestown?
Allow three to four hours.
Is food and beverages offered at Jamestown and Yorktown Victory Center?
Jamestown Settlement café offers soups, sandwiches and beverages. The Yorktown Victory Center offers a snack and beverage vending area with patio seating. Picnic tables are located at both Jamestown Settlement and the Yorktown Victory Center. Food and drink are not allowed inside the museums or outdoor living-history areas.