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Things to Do Williamsburg, VA May 2021

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There are plenty of ways to discover the gorgeous city of Willamsburg in Virginia. Get out and experience Colonial Williambsurg and other historic wonders as well as tours and family-friendly activities. From Busch Gardens to Jamestown Settlement, there's something for everyone!  Of course, you can also combine the adventures with lodging in the area.

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Top May Things To Do In Williamsburg
May 31, 2021
Miss Hampton II Harbor Cruise
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May is a beautiful month to tour the bay. The air is perfect and the sun is not to hot. A beautiful day will start with the Miss Hampton II Harbor Sightseeing Cruise. This is the only Vessel cruising the Chesapeake bay. This cruise will take you by many of the areas best sightseeing opportunities. The tour is narrated by a guide that is both knowledgeable and entertaining. Highlights of the cruise include Hampton Road Harbor where Civil War battles were fought, Blackbeards Point were the Pirate created havoc on shipping in the area. Jamestown Island home of the first settlers, Fort Monroe which helped protect the entrance to the Bay. The Casemate Museum is a fabulous museum featuring displays on Fort Monroe and Williamsburg. Old Point Comfort Lighthouse dating back to 1803 and is the oldest operating lighthouse in use. Fort Wool built after 1812, this magnificent fort is a treat for history lovers, and Norfolk Naval Base which currently supports the US Atlantic Fleet. This fabulous tour will show you all that Chesapeake bay has to offer.
May 31, 2021
Colonial Williamsburg
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Colonial Williamsburg is the perfect museum that you and your family should attend in the month of May. It is great his Storico museum will be able to teach your children about important historical events that have shaped our world into the world that it is today. Your children and yourself will be able to experience how it was to live in the past because they have some professional actors that are very passionate about history and will make it feel very real. The colonial Williamsburg museum will be able to give you and your family the opportunity to learn through many different activities that they have. You will be able to explore the museum with your family and you will also be able to ask any questions that you may have about any particular historical event. This museum is definitely one that you and your family should go to because it is an experience of a lifetime that your children will never forget.
May 31, 2021
Jamestown Settlement
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Take a trip back in time and learn what life was like for the early settlers who found themselves making a home in Jamestown Virginia. May is a perfect time to explore what life was like for the 17th century visitors. There is plenty to do and see when exploring the grounds of the Jamestown Settlement. Spend time exploring the replicas of the ships that brought the new settlers to America. Try to crawl into a sailors bunk or give you hand at trying to steer one of the ships. After exploring life at sea, explore the life on land. The replica fort is filled with homes for exploring as well as an Anglican church, the governor's house, and more. Try playing some games in the yard and dress up in armor. After seeing all that the fort has to offer, head to the Powhatan Village. Learn about the life of the Indians and play some of their games while learning how they cooked, made clothes, and more.
May 31, 2021
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
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If you and your family are looking for something to do in Williamsburg during your spring vacation, you can take a trip to Busch Gardens. There are a number of amusement park attractions like water rides and roller coasters. You can walk through the park to see live animals from various parts of the world, so you'll feel like you're on a safari or walking through the rain forest. There are also live shows and performances at the park, so whether you want to hear cover songs from your favorite artists or take your kids to a show that features familiar cartoon characters, you'll find what you need at Busch Gardens. Once you're ready to take a break from all the interesting activities you're engaging in and grab a meal, Busch Gardens have several on-site restaurants to choose from. Video and regular cameras are permitted at the park to make it easier to capture pleasant family vacation memories.
May 31, 2021
Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum Williamsburg
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May is often the month when people start thinking about vacation. Summer is almost around the corner. It's time for an escape. Start planning that escape now with a trip to the bizarre world of the Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum in Williamsburg, Virginia. The museum is a celebration of the weird and wonderful. It boasts over 350 exhibits that include a display of genuine shrunken heads and a 500-pound gorilla that is made out of nails. Guests can travel through a landscape of natural disasters and graveyards. The fun doesn't stop there. Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum also boasts a 4D theater that stimulates all the senses with 3D visuals and 4D special effects. The Impossible Laser Race challenges visitors to duck and dodge through a laser beam maze. If that becomes tiring then the Candy Shop's 150 flavors of candy will provide a much-needed sugar fix.
May 31, 2021
American Revolution Museum at Yorktown
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The American Revolution Museum at Yorktown is one of the best historical attractions that people can enjoy and has been named one of the Top 52 Places to Visit by New York Times. This museum shows guests the history if America's founding. Most people end up spending around two hours taking in this museum, but they can buy combo tickets that allow them to take in the Jamestown Settlement and spend around four hours. This tour can be enjoyed by people of all ages, and the handicapped can enjoy this tour as well. Guests are allowed to bring their cameras with them while they are taking in what this tour has to offer, and there is a gift shop on-site for them to get souvenirs to take home with them to remember their expierence. Some of the different activities that can be enjoyed while enjoying this museum include Film & Galleries, Forgotten Soldier, a Continental Army Encampment, and an Evolution-Era Farm.
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