America's Historic Triangle

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5 ATTRACTIONS • 1 TICKET (Not available at present)

Explore the heart of our nation’s beginnings with America’s Historic Triangle Ticket, offering unlimited admission for up to seven days at three premier living-history museums and two national parks. Discover the stories of America’s earliest adventures from the first permanent English settlement to the last decisive Revolutionary War victory when you visit Jamestown Settlement, Historic Jamestowne, Colonial Williamsburg, Yorktown Battlefield and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown.

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Virginia History Road Trip

America’s Historic Triangle attractions are part of the Virginia History Road Trip, where you can experience seven historical sites in Virginia that share the stories of our nation’s founding, including George Washington’s Mount Vernon, Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello and James Madison’s Montpelier. See what life was like in early Virginia and visit the estates that our founding fathers called home. COVID safety measures are in place at all sites. View the itinerary.

Jamestown Settlement_fort blacksmithJamestown Settlement

A living-history museum of 17th-century Virginia, Jamestown Settlement evokes the world of America’s first permanent English settlement and the convergence of the Virginia Indian, English and west central African cultures. Learn the story of Jamestown through gallery exhibits and living-history interpretation in outdoor settings. Explore a re-created Paspahegh town, board a re-creation of one of the three ships, hear a matchlock musket fire in the re-created 1610-14 fort. See the newly renovated galleries at Jamestown Settlement, and take in the 4-D theater presentation of “Bacon’s Rebellion.”

Ranger at Historic JamestowneHistoric Jamestowne (Closed December 21, 2020 – January 31, 2021.)

The site of America’s first permanent English settlement, Historic Jamestowne offers a wealth of activities:  witness archaeology in action at the 1607 James Fort excavation, see the original 17th-century church tower, tour the Visitor Center with its multimedia presentation, tour the Archaearium which displays many of the artifacts unearthed in the fort, and drive the scenic Island loop road.

Rev City Day Two. Shot for Lloyd Dobyns CWJ story April 2006 NO MODEL RELEASESColonial Williamsburg

America’s oldest and largest live interactive history experience, Colonial Williamsburg’s 301-acre Historic Area brings Virginia’s 18th-century capital city to life every day. Take a carriage ride, visit the shops and taverns where Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry and others conceived the ideals of liberty, independence and personal freedom that influenced the founding of the nation. Listen as the Declaration of Independence is read to the citizens. March from the Capitol to the Courthouse as Washington and his troops begin their journey toward Yorktown and victory.

Driving on the Colonial ParkwayJourney Along the Colonial Parkway

Explore America’s Historic Triangle along a 23-mile route that traces America’s founding from discovery to independence. The Colonial Parkway, part of the Colonial National Historical Park, links Jamestown Settlement, Historic Jamestowne, Colonial Williamsburg, Yorktown Battlefield and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown. Enjoy spectacular views of the James and York rivers along this “All American Road.”

American Revolution Museum at Yorktown

The American Revolution Museum at Yorktown chronicles America’s struggle for independence, from colonial unrest to the formation of the new nation. A timeline, films and immersive exhibits highlight the experiences of ordinary men and women who lived during the Revolutionary era. Outdoors, experience a soldier’s life while mustering with troops in a re-created Continental Army encampment. On a re-created Revolution-period farm, see food prepared over an open hearth. In the exhibition galleries, see a rare July 1776 broadside printing of the Declaration of Independence.

Yorktown_BattlefieldYorktown Battlefield (Closed December 21, 2020 – January 31, 2021.)

The site of the final major clash of the American Revolution, Yorktown Battlefield allows visitors to follow in the footsteps of General George Washington and to walk where this historic event took place. Drive the battlefield and encampment tour roads, visit the Moore House where the surrender negotiations took place, see the site of the British surrender, and watch The Siege of Yorktown film at the National Park Service Visitor Center, which displays artifacts from the siege, including tents used by General Washington.

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