If you are going to be in Williamsburg over the Easter weekend make sure to check out the Jamestown Island Sunrise Service.  For the last 50+ years Easter has been celebrated on the Historic Jamestown Island at sunrise.  The service is sponsored by Williamsburg Clergy in cooperation with the National Park Service and the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities.

The service is conducted by representatives of many denominations so you will feel very welcomed and included no matter what your faith.  It is just neat to worship where the first settlers may have also worshiped.  

The service starting time is 7 a.m., and is held rain or shine.  This year (2015) it will be at 7 a.m. on April 5.  Make sure you wear comfortable shoes because there is a 10 minute walk from the parking lot to the Jamestown Cross.  If it rained recently the ground may be muddy and uneven.  There is no seating provided so plan on standing or bringing your own chair or blanket.

You will not regret this visit to Jamestown.  The view is beautiful and watching the sunrise is a great way to start any day, especially Easter.