1st Day: Today we travel to Jamestown, VA for a three-day adventure steeped in history. Arrive at Jamestown Settlement and have lunch at the Jamestown Café. After lunch we will have a two-hour guided tour, as well as time to explore the Settlement on our own. The comprehensive gallery exhibits describe world events and social and economic conditions that led to the English colonization of America, and the formation of the Virginia Company that sponsored Jamestown with a goal of earning its investors a profit. Learn about the land and lifestyle of Algonquian-speaking tribes in coastal Virginia under the powerful leader Powhatan, and about the culture of the first documented Africans in Virginia. Outdoor living history areas bring the 17th century to life – the re-created Powhatan Indian Village, re-created James Fort, Riverfront Discovery Area, and full-size replicas of the three ships, Susan Constant, Discovery and Godspeed, that transported the original Jamestown colonists to Virginia in 1607. After checking into our hotel, we will head to dinner at Rocco’s Smokehouse. (L,D)
2nd Day: After breakfast at the hotel, we will depart for a three-hour guided tour of Colonial Williamsburg - America’s largest living history museum. From 1699 to 1780, Williamsburg was the political, social and cultural capital of Britain’s largest, wealthiest and most populous colony. Colonial Williamsburg encompasses more than 500 buildings and 90 acres of magnificent gardens. In the shops, taverns, government buildings, homes and streets, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry, George Mason, and others debated the ideas – liberty, independence, and personal freedoms. Lunch is on your own in Merchants Square. After lunch we will explore Prince George Street and then depart for Yorktown. We will have a two-hour guided tour of the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown. Dinner tonight will be at Sal’s by Victor. (B, D)
3rd Day: After breakfast, we will depart to tour the Berkeley Plantation, Virginia’s most historic plantation. On December 4, 1619, early settlers from England came ashore at Berkeley Plantation and observed the first official Thanksgiving in America. See the birthplace of Benjamin Harrison, signer of the Declaration of Independence, and President William Henry Harrison, “Old Tippecanoe.” “Taps” was composed at Berkeley when General McClellan headquartered 140,000 Union troops in 1862. After this tour we will depart for home. Arriving home approximately 6:00PM. (B)
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Deluxe motorcoach transportation; (2) nights lodging; (2) breakfasts; (1) lunch; (2) dinners; tours of Jamestown Settlement, Colonial Williamsburg, Yorktown, and the Berkeley Plantation.