posted on Jul, 12 2017 @ 11:37 PM
a reply to: Excallibacca
I live here.
In Yorktown you are minutes away from Jamestown. The very first English speaking settlement in the new land in 1406. The remains of the original
settlement are being excavated and preserved. There's a two walled church held up with tinder. And a site where the remains of two soldiers were
found. . There is also a recreated village depicting this earliest civilization and their relationship to Keoghoutan and his daughter Pocahontas and
the indigenous people of this region.
In the other direction is colonial Williamsburg. A recreation city of early colonial life. Markets, gardens, courthouses and even a palace are there
for touring. There's a livery a blacksmith a printer. And of course the actors who bring colonial life to well life for the twenty first century.
There is also a tavern serving authentic colonial fare and mead.
This is a big tourist area. Lots of hotels and restaurants in all price ranges.
Williamsburg is also home to Busch Gardens. A world class amusement park with themed rides dedicated to the various cultures that settled early
America. Lots of amazing coasters. Water rides. It's hot here. Very hot. Down the road from Busch Gardens is Water Country USA a water park themed
to early rock and roll of the 1950s and 60s. And for the dare devil there are race cars and motocross tracks.
Fishing the James River along colonial parkway is a serene way to spend a summer day.
There are many song birds and sea birds that live along the shores and it's protected wet lands and low country woodland. Beautiful.
I hope you enjoy your stay.
If you need info on hotels I can help.
Yorktown is less than three hours south of D.C..
And Charlottesville, home of Monticello is about two and change hours to the west towards the Shenandoah valley and mountains. Another sight to see
but you'd need another week at least. Caves and natural stone structures like bridges formed my ancient rivers and stone chimneys carved by water.
I could go on. And on
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