Destinations, Kids

Take The Kids: Williamsburg, Virginia

January 9, 2013 by

A visit to Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia is a step into the past. Unlike most historic sites, however, Colonial Williamsburg will keep the kids attention in addition to being a fun, living historical lesson for the whole family.

This living-history museum contains original buildings dating back to 1699, and newer buildings that were constructed in the same fashion as those historical buildings and homes to make a complete town representing what life would be like back in the 18th century.

Actors dressed in period clothing give talks throughout the day, and everyone is welcome to try their hand at everything from wig making to colonial games.

Reenactments and movies also take place around Williamsburg, to add another layer into the experience. Best of all, the town is open all day and free of charge (a fee is charged to go into some of the historical buildings).

If you’re looking for a fun and educational family vacation, Colonial Williamsburg should be at the top of your list.

Photo source: Colonial Williamsburg

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  1. Ruby T. says:

    Nothing teaches kids faster than a hands-on, immersive experience – so a history trip like this can teach them more than reading a page from a history text.

  2. Joquena says:

    That looks so fun! I still remember trips my parents took me on when I was younger. And that’s saying a lot because I don’t remember much of anything, period!

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