Sunday, December 10, 2023

Businesses, museums are starting to open up so here are places in the Historic Triangle you might want to consider

The African-American Solider exhibit is at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown on Nov. 9-10. (WYDaily/ Courtesy of the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation)
(WYDaily/ Courtesy of the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation)

The Williamsburg Tourism Council announced “Life. At Your Pace,” a new marketing campaign to highlight different attractions in the Greater Williamsburg area.

“Greater Williamsburg, Virginia, which some say is America’s first outdoor vacation destination established in 1609, is easily accessible by car from many East Coast cities and is now back in business welcoming vacationers from near and far,” according to a news release. “Area attractions, lodging, dining, and other industry partners have started to reopen or begun to announce reopening plans and timelines along with some exciting improvements and updates.”

People coming to Williamsburg are expected to follow CDC and local health guidelines such as social distancing, wearing face masks and hand washing. The Williamsburg Tourism Council created a list of attractions open as of June 23. For a more updated list of things to do, click here.


  • Merchants Square- Expanded outdoor seating and new dining spots on Duke of Gloucester Street from North Henry to Boundary Street. David Everett’s La Piazza, features handmade pasta and Wythe Candy & Gourmet Shop are new to the area.
  • Colonial Williamsburg Williamsburg Lodge and the Market House is open. Some historic sites reopened on June 14 however the art museums, Governor’s Palace and other spots are open at reduced capacity.
    • JULY 4th:Fireworks are canceled this year but Colonial Williamsburg will still celebrate the day with Created Equal, a program with readings of the Declaration of Independence, a pig roast at Chowning’s Tavern Garden and festivities.
  • Williamsburg Premium Outlets – Reopened and many stores are open from noon to 7 p.m.
  • Go Ape Treetop Adventure and Journey -Reopened its Freedom Park in James City County on June 5.
  • Colonial National Historical Park -Reopened the Colonial Parkway from Highway 199 to Jamestown Island for vehicles on June 10.
  • Busch Gardens, Water Country USA and Great Wolf Lodge- To be announced.



Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She covers everything on the Peninsula from local government and law enforcement agencies to family-run businesses and weather updates. Before WYDaily, she covered Hampton and Newport News for WYDaily’s sister publication, HNNDaily before both publications merged in December 2018. Julia was born in Tokyo, Japan and moved to Long Island, New York in 2001. A true New Yorker, she loves pizza, bagels and good Chinese food. Send comments, tips and other tidbits to You can follow her on Twitter at @jmarsigliano

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