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Old 05-20-2010, 05:40 PM
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Would getting there one day around 10am and leaving the next day around 6pm be enough, or do we need to plan to add another day?
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I live about 45min. from there and would recommend that extra day, assuming you will have a rental car! If you are flying in, Richmond International would probably be best (about 40-45min. to Williamsburg) - a LOT of traffic if you fly into Norfolk International and drive up from Tidewater.

Day 1 - PLENTY to see just in the historic area, as well as Wm. & Mary College. Tour bus or self-guided.

Day 2 - With Yorktown and Jamestown so close by (to Williamsburg), it would be worth the extra day to see both of those.

Leave on the 3rd day - after you're rested from all the walking.

July 4th +- gets VERY busy around there!

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One good day should do it... Great take, especially if your a history buff.... Lots of battlefields around the area also....(you would need another day or two for those)
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Two days will be more than enough for Colonial Williamsburg and the other areas of historical interest, assuming you aren't planning on going to the local amusement parks or golf courses.
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Probably ok unless you are a hardcore history type. I stayed at Kingsmill. Pretty nice.

I thought Jamestown was the most interesting.

I went in August when it was blazing hot. The "colonists" looked pretty miserable.
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My daughter and my wife dragged me to Colonial Williamsburg on a recent trip to DC. I wound up really liking the place and found it fascinating. I particularly appreciated the farm area. You will also walk away with a very different take on the entire colonial period. The staff takes great pride in what they do and it really shows. CW is very well done and a great place to spend a few days. I think 2 days in Colonial Williamsburg would work well. If you are going to branch out and visit additional sites in the area you may want to add more time though.
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I live 45 min away and have never "done" CW. I used to do a bunch of work for the Jamestown Archeologist and they would give me private tours behind the scenes....that stuff was fascinating!!!! The sad thing, I pass Jamestown Island in a boat nearly every weekend!
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I recall seeing an infomercial on C-W that ran day and night.

I watched it enough times to make me feel like I was there!

I probably should have signed up for the trip back then...
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Fly into Newport News. Only about 20 minutes from Williamsburg. I live down the road from Williamsburg. Tons of crap to do there if you're from out of town. CW, Jamestown, Yorktown, plantations towards Richmond, Busch Gardens, Water Country, outlet shopping, etc.
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Lived near there for 20 years and my youngest is in school there. One full day will cover Historic Williamsburg. I would definitely recommend taking a few hours to see Jamestown.

Fly into Newport News and take a cab directly to the Mariners Museum. It is awesome, even has the turret from the Monitor. The museum takes 2 hours. From there is 20 min to Williamsburg. Eat at the Cheese Shop on Duke of Gloucester for lunch. Greene Leaf Cafe has like 40 taps and is stumbling distance from the hist. area. Good cheap pub eats. For dinner I would skip the hype of the Trellis and do not go to Berretts for seafood. The Historic Taverns serve all the same stuff for dinner, are expensive and you will likely be dissapointed.

Know the area like the back of my hand so if I can help in any way let me know.
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Two day minimum a must.....have fun
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Ah crap....there goes the neighborhood.
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Ah crap....there goes the neighborhood.
Awesome, free room and board too!
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We live about 1 1/2 hours away and have done both Williamsburg and Yorktown in a day.
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The 2 days is probably enough, but the extra day would be nice, so you can take your time going through everything without being rushed.
Pretty neat place if you're a history buff. They perform a mock tarring & feathering on a King George loyalist.............i'll let em know you're coming!
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The 2 days is probably enough, but the extra day would be nice, so you can take your time going through everything without being rushed.
Pretty neat place if you're a history buff. They perform a mock tarring & feathering on a King George loyalist.............i'll let em know you're coming!
Trust me, I've seen a few real tarring and feathering in my youth that I never need to see another.
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Make sure to visit the museums in Colonial Williamsburg. Very nice collection of period firearms and some beautiful pieces of furniture.
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http://www.vacationsmadeeasy.com/WilliamsburgVA/
Havent been there in a while but I think one day is sufficient, but there are many other things do and see this time of year in that area.
http://www.virginia.org/visit/histor...FV195Qod51BVJQ
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Awesome, free room and board too!
2 days min. . day 3 for B. Gardens.
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You can do it in two days but I'd give yourself three. If your wife wants to by some expensive new cloths while your there take her to Binn's and ask for Brenda.
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