Things to Do in Williamsburg, VA for August 2023

Experience the wonders of historic Williamsburg, VA with an August vacation to the city. No matter what you are looking for, you'll find some fun adventures in Williamsburg. Check out Busch Gardens, explore the Jamestown Settlement, and learn about its rich roots the next time you're in the area. 

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Aug 1, 2023 to Aug 31, 2023
Jamestown Settlement
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Williamsburg, Virginia is known for its family-friendly atmosphere and historical attractions. It is fun throughout the whole year, but the most beautiful time to visit would be in August. The leaves are just beginning to change and the weather is starting to cool off. One of the most popular attractions in this area would be the Jamestown Settlement. You will be able to explore replicas of the ships that brought the English colonists to Virginia. There are a ton of different interactive re-creations of life from the 1600s. You will be able to try on some armor and play games that were popular in the 17th century. It will be like you are being transported back in time. All of these interactive activities and explorations will make it feel like you are traveling back in time. There is a gift shop on-site, so you will be able to have a souvenir from this enjoyable, family-friendly adventure.
Aug 1, 2023 to Aug 31, 2023
Colonial Williamsburg
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Take a step back in time and visit Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia where the atmosphere of the 18th century still lives. People play their parts so well, that the guests actually think that they are the people they are representing. With so many sights to take in, and so much history to learn, it’s nearly impossible to take it all in in just one day. This is why they made the 1-day pass for quick tours, the 3-day pass for a moderate tour, and a 7-day pass for an immense tour that will show guests the trades of blacksmithing, tailoring, shoe making, and many more skills of the trade. There are many unique and fun places to visit, and the best part is that in the over 300-acre town, everything is either genuinely made from the 1700s, or is made to look like it did way back then. However, there is so much to see that even the 7-day pass may not have you seeing everything. So to give everyone a taste of what to expect, here’s a small list of places they have to visit: The Rockefeller's Bassett Hall, Governor's Palace, Great Hopes Plantation, The Capitol, Public Hospital, and so many more great places. Didn’t want to pamper the audience with so many places, but there are over 50 massive exhibits to see and so many great actors to meet. This will be a blast for the whole family, eat at the on-site restaurant, and get to the gift shop to buy everything needed to make a proper memory of the time spent there.
Aug 1, 2023 to Aug 31, 2023
Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum Williamsburg
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If you are planning a trip this August to Williamsburg or want something fun to do for the day check out Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum. Explore this interactive attraction and uncover beautiful, strange, and really bizarre things from our world's history. Come see the 500-pound gorilla made entirely of nails, more than 350 exhibits, eight-foot-tall transformer, and a 1,000 pound Millenium Falcon, and genuine shrunken heads. The Ripley's Believe It or Not! The museum is different from every location and The Williamsburg location has landscape trails of spooky graveyards into scenes of natural disasters. Tests the boundaries of illusion with hands-on experience with the odd things of this world. Learn about forgotten cultures around the world. For a completely immersive experience including 3d technology and 4D effects, surround sound motion simulation at Ripley's 4D theatre. Try your skills in the Virginia's only Impossible Laser Race. On your way out don't forget to stop at our Candy Shop with 150 flavors of candy. Friends or family Ripley's Believe It or Not! has something everyone can enjoy so this August check it out.
Aug 1, 2023 to Aug 31, 2023
American Revolution Museum at Yorktown
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The American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, located in Yorktown, Virginia, is a great way to learn about America’s history. I’ll be attending the museum in August while enjoying the gorgeous weather in Yorktown. Did you know that the New York Times listed the museum as one of the Top 52 Places to Visit in 2019? There’s no better way for me to gain a large amount of information interactively. I can brush up on my knowledge of the colonial period and remind myself of the importance of the United States’ Constitution. The museum includes exhibitions, colonial furniture, art, and films that are shown on a 180-degree surround sound screen that provides for special effects. There are special features, such as the “Forgotten Soldier” that focuses on African Americans who were both enslaved and free. Or, “Continental Army” encampment that will let me see up close and personal what life was like for a Revolutionary War soldier.
Aug 1, 2023 to Aug 31, 2023
Williamsburg 3 Hour Sailing Cruise
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Okay, it is August and you want.......no, no, Need that something special to get away and do that fun thing. Look no further than Williamsburg, Va. There you can take an exciting 3 hour sailing cruise. You can run with the wind in August by taking advantage of this type of adventure. You can enjoy the peace as you escape into the sails of the York River. Enjoying every moment of this excursion is the thing to do in August. This can be a unique experience for couples or an electrifying event for the whole family. You can simply relax as you sit back and take in the sailing air or actually take the helm and go for it. If you decide to take the helm, you can learn the basics of utilizing the wind to sail or you can learn by taking in a history lesson. Yes, you can learn about two exciting historical battles. The Battle of the Capes and the Battle of Yorktown are the two engaging battles.

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