As I explained in my earlier post, we decided to make a fun history oriented vacation this year to historic Jamestown and Williamsburg, Virginia. Even though it was a very hot day when we came it was interesting to see all of the old buildings, most of which are the original buildings, and it was neat to see the horse drawn carriages riding through the streets.
At Williamsburg you can buy a day pass or something similar to a half-day pass which gets you into a select number of buildings and tours. For lunch there is a fancier (and more pricey) Tavern where you can sit down and eat at and also a smaller cafe (where we ate) which offered different options like deli sandwiches, fruit, cold drinks, and bakery items such as cookies and slices of pie. They have a nice little area where you can sit in the cool shade and eat which is nice.
If you have small kids I definitely recommend bringing a stroller and several water bottles if it is a hot day because you can expect to do some good walking. They have bathrooms scattered throughout the town which I found were clean and nice to use (I’m glad they weren’t historic bathrooms!). One downside to using a stroller is that they aren’t allowed in the historic buildings. We solved this problem by taking turns doing the tours. Overall, we enjoyed our time at Williamsburg perusing the streets and getting, let’s just say, more than a taste of sunshine that was well worth it!