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Jamestown Settlement

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  • Just for Fun

    Just for Fun
    Attractions Busch Gardens, Colonial Williamsburg, Water Country USA, Go Karts Plus, Ripley's Believe it or Not, Berkeley Plantation,  Sherwood Forest Plantation, Shirley Plantation, Williamsburg Winery Shopping Merchants Square, Williamsburg Shopping...
  • Rebirth of a schooner: The troubled Virginia set to take center stage at OpSail 2012

    Rebirth of a schooner: The troubled Virginia set to take center stage at OpSail 2012
    There was a time when it looked as if the schooner Virginia was cursed. Severe money problems, a muddled mission, political bickering and cracked masts — all of that and more plagued the wooden sailing vessel, a reproduction of a 1917 pilot...
  • Living Here: History museums and sites

    Museums and sites can help you track the story of our region. From the earliest settlers to the space explorers, Hampton Roads museums tell a continuous story of the importance of our region. History museums 1. Air Power Park. Vintage military jets,...
  • Holiday events illuminate the season

    Holiday events illuminate the season
    The holiday season is upon us. Why stay in this Christmas when there's so much to do? Quit roasting chestnuts and get old Jack Frost off your nose. Bundle up, pack your overnight bag and take a quick trip. We've found some of the best places in and around...
  • The view from Jacksonville

    Back in the day, sailing to America could be traumatic stuff—when, that is, it wasn't incredibly dull. Anything might go wrong, and frequently did. There were enemy warships, hurricanes and, not least, the delights of dysentery (or "the bloody flux,...
  • Journey to Jamestown

    My daughter, Isabelle, loves great stories -- especially the ones that are full of gloom. Her favorite movie scene is from Cinderella, when the main character's stepsisters rip apart her lovely pink dress just before the ball, followed closely by one from...
  • Make a pinwheel: A popular toy through the centuries

    Did you know that pinwheels, made from wood, paper or other materials, have been played with by kids for hundreds of years? Pinwheels were certainly familiar to children of Jamestown in the 1600s and Yorktown during the American Revolution. Make your...
  • Jamestown-Yorktown

    What: Pastimes of Colonial Virginia Where: Jamestown Settlement on State Route 31 in James City County and Yorktown Victory Center at the Yorktown waterfront (on the hill toward the Colonial Parkway). When: Aug. 1-31 What happens: Family-style games,...
  • Kid-friendly fun places and things to do

    Looking for nearby things to do with the youngsters in your life? Here are some ways parents and grandparents can keep kids active, entertained and happy during summer vacation. BEACHES Huntington Park in Newport News Yorktown in York County...
  • Area smoke-free restaurants

    Before you use this handy list to find a place to eat that won't leave you smelling of smoke, here are some things to keep in mind. This list doesn't contain every smoke-free restaurant in our area, only the ones that have contacted the state health...
  • Things to do

    STORY TIMES 11 a.m. Fridays, July 11, 18, 25 and Aug. 1 Bluebird Gap Farm, Pine Chapel Road, Hampton Experience the art of storytelling through magic, music, puppetry and prose. Come early and bring a picnic basket or stay after to greet the animals...