Williamsburg is located in James City County
, of which it is the county seat, 44 miles NW of Norfolk
along Highway 60 off I64 near the James River
in the Eastern Region
of the state. Through extensive research, the Colonial area of the city, a mile long and nearly half-mile wide, has been restored as nearly as possible to its 18th-century appearance. Within this historic area are 88 buildings that have survived; scores of buildings that had disappeared have been faithfully rebuilt on the sites of the original structures. Stately public buildings and a variety of Colonial homes, shops, taverns, and gardens are on or just off historic Duke of Gloucester Street, the city's main thoroughfare. Interpreters dressed in 18th-century attire complement the historic buildings on the main street. Parades by the Fife and Drum Corps march here April through October.
Bed and Breakfasts and Country Inns Hite's Bed & Breakfast |
Golf Williamsburg Lodge |
History Carter's Grove |
Public Libraries Williamsburg Regional Library |
Motels, Hotels and Resorts Cascades Motel | Colonel Waller Motel | Colonial Motel | Commonwealth Inn | Days Inn Busch Gardens Area | Econo Lodge Colonial | Fort Magruder Inn & Conference Center | Heritage Inn | Holiday Inn 1776 | Hotel Colonial America | Quality Inn Historic Area |
Theatre Rosie Rumpe's Regal Dumpe Dinner Theater |
Transportation America's Railroads on Parade |
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10/16 Coming to The area
Dewey Beach PopFest Dewey Beach DE April12-13 Features three nights of showcase performances and two days of demo and mentoring sessions, tradeshow, and industry events.
Pork in the Park BBQ Festival Salisbury MD April19-21 Follow your nose to the Pork in the Park BBQ Festival. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, this Eastern Shore staple will be served up April 19-21st at Salisbury's WinterPlace Park.
Bethany Beach Seaside Craft Show Bethany Beach DE June1 This is a juried fine crafts event on the boardwalk.
Hampton Roads Greek Festival Hampton Roads VA May30-June2 Winner of the Peninsula Gold Award for best outdoor festival in 2012.
Virginia Pork Festival Emporia VA June12 The Virginia Pork Festival is one of the East Coast's largest food festivals, combines outstanding pork dishes with continuous live music from multiple stages.
66th Annual Hard Crab Derby Crisfield MD August30-September1 Held at the Somers Cove Marina. Crab Races, Crab Cooking Contest, Crab Picking contest, Parade, Skiff Races, Boat Docking Contest, Crafts, Carnival, Games, Swim Meet, Entertainment, Fresh Seafood