For such a historical town, Williamsburg is relatively new. It wasn’t until the 20th century that the city of Virginia restored this downtown area. Now you can walk the exact steps that our Founding Fathers once took. In fact, in Williamsburg, you might just even find yourself traveling alongside some of those men, or at least, alongside some talented, costumed actors performing their parts.
Don’t think of this area as a novelty, though. Instead, Williamsburg and nearby locales like Jamestown and Yorktown are breathing memorials to some of the best-known figures of our colonial America’s history. Patrick Henry, George Washington, John Smith, Pocahontas, and more are among them, and they all receive their due.