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Williamsburg- first time

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Williamsburg- first time

Never been but will be in mid-August. Can you park at the Visitor Center and then walk to Jamestown? Or drive or shuttle? Are other historic sites within walking distance?

Thanks in advance for any help!

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1. Re: Williamsburg- first time

There is a shuttle bus that runs from the Visitor Center of Colonial Williamsburg to the CW area. It is free if you have purchased tickets for CW or for a modest fee to the general public. For details, see: https:/…bus-transportation

There is no shuttle to Historic Jamestowne or the Yorktown Battlefield and it’s too far to walk—10 miles and 21 miles, respectively.

Centerville, Ohio
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2. Re: Williamsburg- first time

Begin your visit at

Visitor Center of Colonial Williamsburg, then ride shuttle bus.


Visit Williamsburg, VA | Official Tourism & Visitors Guide to vacations ...


Plan - Colonial Williamsburg


et al.

Dining in the 18th Century setting is provided at the following:

* Christiana Campbell's Tavern®

* Chowning's Tavern®

* King's Arms Tavern®

* Shields Tavern®

cincinnati, ohio
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3. Re: Williamsburg- first time

The Colonial Parkway connects Yorktown on the north, CW in the middle, and Jamestowne on the south. This is the fastest way between them and quite a nice drive as well.

You park at the CW VC, catch a bus to the Historic area which circumnavigates the area. To Yorktown and Jamestowne you drive. Yorktown has a VC and a self-guided auto tour of the battlefield, the waterfront has several nice eateries and shops. Jamestowne has the original site run by the NPS(recommended) with a VC with out front parking and next door a state run recreation.

Reading through their websites would be most helpful to you.

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