My daughter wrote a series of blog posts about our family trips to Williamsburg, Jamestown and other historic sites in the area. Since we were counting the trip as a school field study, I had my kids keep a journal. While there was some grumbling along the way, her school journals have provided a wonderful resource for her blogging.
When I was 15 my parents took us on a vacation of a lifetime. No, it wasn’t Walt Disney World! In my opinion it was better: Williamsburg, Virginia. Williamsburg was founded as Middle Plantation in 1632 and later served as the capitol of Virginia Colony from 1699 to 1780 and is the home of William & Mary College which was founded in 1693. In the early 20th century Williamsburg was restored through the efforts of Dr. Goodwin and through his influence John D. Rockefller Jr. Together they created what is called Colonial Williamsburg, a 301 acre historic area. Today Williamsburg is part of the Historic Triangle along with Jamestown and Yorktown and attracts millions of tourists each year.
In 1995 we as a family rented a condo (with a hot tub!) and bought yearly passes to Colonial Williamsburg. It was a day’s ride from where we lived in Pennsylvania with…
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