Williamsburg began as Middle Plantation, an outpost of Jamestown, in 1633. It was adjacent to a palisade that the settlers built across the peninsula between the James and York rivers. Because of its strategic location and the strength of its defenses, Middle Plantation soon became important to the colony. In 1676 rebel Nathaniel Bacon and his followers held a convention there, and a year later the General Assembly met after Bacon burned the statehouse at Jamestown. When the capital of the colony was removed from Jamestown in 1699, a new planned city was laid out at Middle Plantation named Williamsburg in honor King William III. For 81 years it was the seat of government and the social and cultural center of Virginia. In 1780 Gov. Thomas Jefferson relocated the capital to Richmond, 50 miles to the west at the fall line of the James River. 

Williamsburg Featured Attractions

Brush-Everard House

Burton Parish Church

Busch Gardens Williamsburg

The Capitol

Courthouse of 1770

The Historic Trades Sites

Jamestown Featured Attractions

Jamestown Settlement

Indian Village

James Fort

Magazine and Guardhouse

Peyton Randolph House

Public Goal

Public Hospital

Raleigh Tavern

Whirlpool State Park

Yorktown Featured Attractions

Yorktown Victory Center

Enjoy Your Colonial Travel Experience

  • Hotel accommodations (in quads)
  • Security Provided Nightly
  • Complete Sightseeing of the Area
  • Professional Tour Escort
  • 4 meals - 2 breakfast/2 dinner (3 day/2 night trip)
  • 6 meals - 3 breakfast/3 dinner (4 day/3 night trip)
  • All entrance fees and admissions
  • All taxes, tips, and gratuities
  • Coverage under E.T.C.'s Liability Insurance Policy

One totally free teacher / chaperone for every ten students (in double occupancy)