WILLIAMSBURG, Va., March 21, 2013 – Virginia’s Jamestown-Williamsburg-Yorktown “Historic Triangle” is a prime destination for travelers seeking a gardens experience, and the Historical Gardens Vacation Package, featuring lodging and admission to Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center, is an ideal option for exploring the area.
Springtime is planting time for many of the crops, vegetables and herbs – types grown in the 17th and 18th centuries – cultivated at Jamestown Settlement’s re-created Powhatan Indian village and 1610-14 English colonial fort and at the Yorktown Victory Center’s re-created 1780s farm. Visitors of all ages may be invited by historical interpreters to help with turning earth, watering and weeding.
In addition to the Powhatan village, colonial fort and replicas of the three ships that brought America’s first permanent English colonists to Virginia in 1607, Jamestown Settlement offers an introductory film and expansive gallery exhibits chronicling 1600s Virginia in the context of its Powhatan Indian, European and African cultures. At the Yorktown Victory Center, a museum of the American Revolution, gallery exhibits and an evocative film portray the Revolutionary era from the perspectives of ordinary men and women. Outdoors, visitors can explore a re-created Continental Army encampment as well as the 1780s farm.
The Historical Gardens Vacation Package at hif.ciniva.net/Historical-Gardens.htm starts at $199 for two nights’ lodging and three days of unlimited admission for two adults to Jamestown Settlement and the Yorktown Victory Center.
Several other multi-attraction options are available at hif.ciniva.net/Vacation-Packages.htm. Admission tickets can be packaged with lodging and include free admission for children under 6 and free parking at all sites:
History Is Fun! A combination ticket to Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center provides unlimited admission to each museum for seven consecutive days when purchased online and represents a 20 percent savings over single-visit, individual-museum admission. The ticket is $20.50 for adults, $10.25 for ages 6 through 12, and can be packaged with lodging. Package variations include “Art Escape to Williamsburg” and “History, Shopping and Fun!”
Jamestown and Yorktown Four-Site Value. One ticket for seven consecutive days of unlimited admission to Jamestown Settlement, Historic Jamestowne, Yorktown Battlefield and Yorktown Victory Center is $30.50 for adults, $20.50 for ages 13-15, $10.25 for ages 6-12, and can be packaged with lodging.
America’s Historic Triangle. One ticket for seven consecutive days of unlimited visits to five historical attractions – Jamestown Settlement, Historic Jamestowne, Colonial Williamsburg’s Revolutionary City and Art Museums, Yorktown Battlefield, and the Yorktown Victory Center – is $83.50 for adults, $37.75 for ages 6-15, and can be packaged with lodging. From March 18 through November 3, 2013, the free Historic Triangle Shuttle connects the Jamestown, Williamsburg and Yorktown attractions.
Williamsburg Flex. One ticket for seven consecutive days of unlimited visits during March 22 through October 27, 2013, to six attractions – Jamestown Settlement, Historic Jamestowne, Colonial Williamsburg’s Revolutionary City and Art Museums, Yorktown Battlefield, Yorktown Victory Center, and Busch Gardens® – is $183.70 for adults, $143.95 for ages 6-15, and can be packaged with lodging. From May 18 through September 2, the Williamsburg Flex ticket includes Water Country USA® as a free bonus.
Jamestown Settlement and the Yorktown Victory Center are open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, until 6 p.m. from June 15 through August 15. Jamestown Settlement is located on Route 31 South at the Colonial Parkway next to Historic Jamestowne, administered by the National Park Service and the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation (on behalf of Preservation Virginia). The Yorktown Victory Center is located on Route 1020 in Yorktown near Yorktown Battlefield, administered by the National Park Service. For more information, call (888) 593-4682 toll-free or (757) 253-4838, or visit hif.ciniva.net.