Colonial Williamsburg

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Best Day Trips from Washington, D.C.

D.C. is a great place to live, but sometimes you need to get out of the city. Luckily, there are several nearby destinations to enjoy. From West Virginia to Delaware, you will find there are fun things to do not too far from the city. Here are some suggestions for a day trip away from Washington, D.C.

06/20/2015

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Best Places for a Fall Getaway Near Washington, D.C.

Just because summer’s gone, doesn’t mean you can’t still squeeze in another relaxing vacation getaway. Here are some of the best places in the D.C. area to do just that.

10/11/2014

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Va. Historic Area Explores Colonial Consumerism

A new exhibit at Colonial Williamsburg is showcasing a variety of Chinese porcelain available in colonial America and exploring consumerism during the 18th century.

04/13/2014

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Best Fall Family Getaways In DC

Fall is a wonderful time of year for a family getaways around Washington, D.C. The foliage this time of year is beautiful, and the fall family fun abounds. Don’t miss out on the best fall family getaways in D.C. this year.

11/02/2012

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Civil War Remnants Discovered Beneath Va. College

The College of William and Mary has long claimed fame as the “Alma Mater of a Nation,” pre-dating the American Revolution. Now archaeologist say weeks of fresh excavation have uncovered the remnants of earthworks apparently dug by occupying Union troops — new evidence that the colonial-era school had an outsized role in the Civil War.

08/10/2012

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Virginia.org Kicks Off Summer Season With Vacation Sweepstakes For Online Visitors

Virginia tourism officials are hoping to draw 1 million visitors to the state’s website in May, and they’re giving away bigger prizes as they get closer to that goal.

05/01/2012