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The main attractions of the Historic Triangle include Williamsburg, Jamestown, and Yorktown. Jamestown has two sites, Historic Jamestowne and Jamestown Settlement. Yorktown has Yorktown Battlefield, Yorktown Victory Center, and the Riverwalk, a dining, shopping, strolling area, and a river beach. Williamsburg has Colonial Williamsburg, Busch Gardens, and Water Country USA, along with other attractions such as the Yankee Candle store and Ripley's Believe It or Not.
Colonial Williamsburg is the world's premier living history museum, comprised of 88 original buildings, including Bruton Parish Church and the Courthouse, and many reconstructed buildings and outbuildings, including the Capitol and the Governor's Palace. Each building, trade shop, tavern, and garden holds something that attracts interest, and which to visit and which to skip can be a difficult choice.
The Governor's Palace at Colonial Williamsburg may be the most interesting building in the area. There is a boxwood maze around the back of the palace and it is fun for the kids, both young and old.
The streets are paved with pebbles and the walkways are shells, so you do have to watch your step. There are re-enactments of the historic people of the era. You may meet George Washington, Patrick Henry, or Thomas Jefferson, or other "movers and shakers" of the colonial/pre-revolutionary war years.The museums of Colonial Williamsburg are now consolidated into one building, the Publick Hospital on Francis Street. They include the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum and the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum. The museums are worth the walk and take at least an hour to go through if you don't spend a great deal of time reading about the displays. There is also a cafe, good for a short break or a lunch.
This historic site is recommended to everyone. People with small children may find the children bored, or the children may be fascinated by the lambs or squirrels scampering about.
Busch Gardens has shows, games, rides, etc. - the Irish Dance Show is a must see. You don't have to be a roller coaster person to enjoy this park. This is for everyone of all ages.
The beach is not too far off, about 60 minutes away, and there are many museums in the area.