Colonial Williamsburg, VA
Up the Road
A trip to Williamsburg isn't complete without visiting two other cities in Virginia's Historic Triangle: Yorktown, where George Washington defeated Cornwallis and ended the Revolutionary War, and Jamestown, the first English-speaking settlement in the New World, founded in 1607.
Must-see stops in Yorktown include the Battlefield itself (the kids will be impressed with all the cannon artillery) and the re-created Continental Army camp at Yorktown Victory Center. In Jamestown, don't miss the Jamestown Settlement. This living history museum features James Fort (the kids can try on armor), Powhatan Indian Village, and replicas of three ships colonists used to cross the Atlantic -- Susan Constant, Godspeed, and Discovery.