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A week touring the Triangle

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A week touring the Triangle

My husband and I are planning to tour Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown and Yorktown during the first week of May 2014. We plan to rent a car for the week and purchase the flexibility tickets at $84 per person so that we may visit all three places at our leisure. We are interested in the history of these areas, especially when we Brits landed in Jamestown in the 1600's and when Cornwallis lost the war in the 1700's. Does anyone know if these three places are open every weekday and at weekends? Are there any special events happening during the week we are there? Any further advice for our once in a lifetime visit, would be much appreciated.

Thank you.

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1. Re: A week touring the Triangle

I am unaware of any special events taking place in the Historic Triangle in the first week of May 2014, but when it gets closer to May 2014, you can check the Events Calendar on the CW website and the Schedule of Events on the Jamestown and Yorktown websites to see if anything is planned.

Colonial Williamsburg, Historic Jamestowne and the Yorktown Battlefield will all be open 7 days a week in May.

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2. Re: A week touring the Triangle

Click here http://www.history.org






Edited: 4:53 pm, November 04, 2013
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3. Re: A week touring the Triangle

As Longhorn noted, the historic sites mentioned are open daily, and at that time of year have a full slate of programming. The 407th anniversary of the landing at Jamestown is May 14, so any observance will happen after your visit, most likely.

Early May is a good time to visit; the weather will likely be warm but not too hot or humid yet. There are unpredictable exceptions, of course.

Historic Jamestowne is administered jointly by Preservation Virginia and the National Park Service. The Colonial Parkway and Yorktown Battlefield make up the Colonial National Historical Park. There is on-going archaeology at Historic Jamestown; it's really fascinating to watch.

Edited: 10:36 am, November 07, 2013
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4. Re: A week touring the Triangle

Another suggestion if you have time, the Mariner's Museum in Newport News is maybe 20 miles away, and has an extensive nautical collection and lovely grounds. marinersmuseum.org

There is a special exhibit of the USS Monitor, the Civil War iron clad vessel.

Check out some of the plantations on route 5 in Charles City County, a short drive west of Williamsburg. Berkeley, Shirley, Westover to name a few - www.jamesriverplantations.org

Hope you have a wonderful trip!

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5. Re: A week touring the Triangle

Thank you all.

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