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August 2021 Schedule - Williamsburg, VA Things to Do, Attractions, Activities, and More

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Summer is coming to a close. Enjoy one last family summer outing with a trip to Williamsburg, VA! This area is famed not only for all of the fun that it offers to visitors, but equally it is recognized for its historical significance. Check out cool historic sites such as the Jamestown Settlement or embark upon the Miss Hampton II Harbor Cruise. Guests who are wanting thrills will enjoy the roller coasters at Busch Gardens, and those who are brave enough can even explore the paranormal on the Colonial Ghost Tour. Guests can also book hotel and other lodging options to complete their vacation. 

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Top August Things To Do In Williamsburg
Aug 1, 2021 to Aug 31, 2021
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, 2021 to Aug 31, 2021
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, 2021 to Aug 31, 2021
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, 2021 to Aug 31, 2021
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
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Don't let the last month of summer slip away! Close out the warm days with a visit to Bush Gardens in Williamsburg, VA. Find thrills on 7 feature roller coasters, have your pick of 12 jaw dropping adventure rides, relax with the whole family on a leisurely Rhine River Cruise or Aeronaut Skyride. The kid's section is sure to please the little ones: dragons themes, a carousel, bumper cars and more. Getting too exited and need to cool down? Have a nice drench on a water ride. Take a moment away from the action in European or Sesame Street themed Hamlets full of food and stroll through shops, as well as Jack Hanna's Wild Reserve where you can see and learn about conserved wildlife. Catch a limited time August performance, showcasing projection and special effect technology, among many other daily shows. Before leaving, you can enjoy a mellow late summer night with fireworks and beer. There are exciting rides an events for any person and all ages, and memories that will last a lifetime.
Aug 1, 2021 to Aug 31, 2021
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, 2021 to Aug 31, 2021
Spirit of Norfolk Brunch, Lunch, & Dinner Cruises
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The dog days of summer are in full effect in August, balmy, sultry, and stifling heat are partnered with this eighth month of the year. Cool off and plan ahead to visit Virginia for it's dinner, lunch, and brunch cruises. Take your pick, climb aboard The Spirit of Norfolk a cruising vessel that has it all. You will experience great entertainment and fine dining. Gliding down the Elizabeth River in perfect view is the Norfolk Naval Base, Tanner's Point and more. Dinner cruises run 2 and 1/2 hours where attire should be elegant and upscale. Don't forget your camera to capture special moments along the way. Dancefloor, DJ, evening air and ocean breeze make for a romantic evening to remember; or steal away to the observation deck and enjoy the view. Meals are buffet style with a smorgasbord of tasty menu items. The lunch cruise is perfect with its casual feel taking in sights and attractions like the United States Navy Atlantic Fleet. Brunch cruises are three view rich decks with full service bars, open air roof top deck. Special cocktails are available sip while taking in the ambiance. So make August relief from the heat a cruise on Spirit of Norfolk.
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