If Heaven looks
like this place, please book me a room.
~ Switzerland ~
We'll be back.
There is no reason to stay anywhere else.
~ North Carolina ~
The Williamsburg area offers an abundance of activities, events and sights of interest. Some of our suggestions include:
Virginia's Historic Triangle - Williamsburg, Jamestown and Yorktown encompass an area that is the foundation of American history. Colonial Williamsburg has been beautifully restored. Step back in history and get a flavor of life in the Colonies - from merchants selling their wares to patriotic gentleman arguing the politics of the day to gardeners cultivating vegetables and herbs. Stroll the magnificent formal gardens throughout the historic village. Note the architecture of early American homes and buildings. Participate in the highly acclaimed “Revolutionary City” -- the interactive drama which examines events and issues facing the colonists in the days preceding and during the Revolutionary War. The Jamestown Settlement and museum recreates the colonial fort, Indian village and the three ships that carried the first settlers to Virginia. Also in Jamestown (on Jamestown Island) is the must-see Historic Jamestown. Recently discovered in 1995, it is the site of the original James Fort, home of the first permanent English settlement. The site is an archeological marvel and is well worth your time! Archeologists have uncovered so many artifacts (hundreds of thousands!) that an Archaearium has been built to showcase the findings of the Jamestown Rediscovery Project. Yorktown is a quiet village on the York River and was the scene of the surrender of the British to George Washington, thus ending the American Revolutionary War. In addition to the charming village, Yorktown contains the Victory Center, battlefield and Riverwalk Landing – waterfront shops and dining along the river.
Visit Busch Gardens of Williamsburg for entertainment, adventures and thrills. You could spend the entire day experiencing the 40 plus rides and getting a "taste" of the Old World charm. The European-theme park offers a diverse lineup of award-winning live musical performances. Some of the world’s most exciting roller coasters are here. Griffon is the world’s tallest “dive” coaster. Curse of DarKastle combines image projection and 4-D technology. Alpengeist, the inverted roller coaster, is not for the faint of heart!
Enjoy a slower pace and go shopping. There are plenty of shops, specialty stores, boutiques, and 150 outlets within minutes of Boxwood Inn of Williamsburg -- in nearby outlet malls, Merchants Square, Pottery Factory, Village Shops at Kingsmill, and more. Enjoy the many antique stores and art galleries in Williamsburg and Yorktown. The Williamsburg Antique Mall boasts 400 antique dealers.
The College of William and Mary and its beautiful campus, is just two blocks from Boxwood Inn of Williamsburg. William and Mary is the second oldest college in the United States and was home to three United States Presidents – Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe and John Tyler. A fourth President, George Washington, received his surveyor’s license. Be sure to see The Wren Building, Sunken Gardens, and Crim Dell pond – all are located on the old campus.
Nearby Plantations along the James River include Berkeley Plantation, Shirley Plantation, Westover and Sherwood Forest Plantation -- home of former President John Tyler, it boasts the longest contiguous framed house in America.
Peruse the Williamsburg Museums. We think you will find these well worth your time. The DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum, the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum, and the Muscarelle Museum of Art at the College of William and Mary are our favorites. The DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum contains an impressive display of American and British antiques from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. The museum’s galleries include extensive collections of clothing, furniture, firearms, portraits, silver, tools, ceramics and much more. Special exhibits are on display during the year. The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum is located in the same building as the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum. Muscarelle Museum of Art is located on the campus of the College of William and Mary displays about 4,000 works of art and specializes in American and English portraits and Native American pottery.
Other attractions near our Williamsburg Bed and Breakfast include the local Williamsburg Winery, located ten minutes from Boxwood Inn of Williamsburg. It features guided tours, wine tasting, and a very nice restaurant, which has outdoor and indoor seating.
Water Country USA is Virginia’s largest water park.
There is an abundance of challenging championship golf courses in the Williamsburg area including Anheuser-Busch Kingsmill Resort – home to annual LPGA championship tournament, Golden Horseshoe, Ford's Colony, Colonial Golf Course, Williamsburg National, Tradition Golf Club at Stonehouse, and Kiskiack Golf Club.
Restaurants - Innkeeper's favorites
Old Chickahominy House, Cheese Shop, Archer’s Tavern at the Williamsburg Winery, King’s Arms Tavern, Pierce's Pit Bar-B-Que
Fine Dining - Fat Canary, Le Yaca, Berret’s, Colonial Taverns (Christiana Campbell’s Tavern and King’s Arms Tavern)
Casual - Giuseppe’s Italian Cafe, Season’s Restaurant, Yorkshire Restaurant
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