Williamsburg

Williamsburg is a city in southeast Virginia. Settled in 1632, it was the capital of Virginia from 1699 to 1779 and in 1926, John D. Rockefeller Jr commissioned a restoration project to bring Williamsburg back to its former colonial glory. During this period, 700 modern homes were demolished, colonial buildings were renovated, and more than 400 buildings were reconstructed on their original foundations. Today, the Colonial Williamsburg district in the center of town is a popular tourist center and people visit in droves to immerse themselves in the nation’s colonial history.

For other places with the same name, see Williamsburg (disambiguation).

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The main airport servicing Williamsburg is Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport (PHF IATA), in Newport News. This airport is serviced by Delta and American Eagle.

Williamsburg is also within one hour’s drive (via I-64) of both Richmond International Airport (RIC IATA), in Richmond, and Norfolk International Airport (ORF IATA) in Norfolk. Both airports offer a wider range of airlines and more competition, which may result in lower ticket prices.

Williamsburg Amtrak Station is just north of the central district at 468 North Boundary Street. Amtrak trains run to Richmond, Washington DC, New York City and Boston via the Northeast Regional line.

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