- The 411: The capital of Virginia moved to Williamsburg in 1699. In 1926 John D. Rockefeller donated the money to restore the historic area and create a living-history museum
- What's new: Become part of the political events and discussion during a fast-paced, two-hour program called "Revolutionary City." Visitors witness the collapse of the royal government and listen in as citizens get ready for war with the British.
- Don't miss: Peek behind the gates of the houses to see spectacular gardens and newborn farm animals.
- "Wow" factor: The colonial governor rides into Revolutionary City in a hand-crafted, gold-trimmed coach.
- For kids: The Colonial Williamsburg Regional Visitors Center sells hats and rents costumes.
- Price: Ticket prices vary with the seasons. Visit www.colonialwilliamsburg.com for current prices.
left: Visitors traveling the Colonial Parkway get wonderful views of the James and York Rivers and their tributaries.