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City of Williamsburg Information

The City of Williamsburg is located on the peninsula of Virginia, in between the counties of James City and York. The three areas make up the “Historic Triangle”. Williamsburg is famous for being the capital of the Virginia Colony during the 18th century. Today, many families and schools take children to visit Colonial Williamsburg, where actors in period wear depict daily life in the Colonial era. 


The City of Williamsburg’s Merchant Square is where old-timey buildings meet modern day retail. Within walking distance to the College of William and Mary and Colonial Williamsburg one can explore boutiques and big name stores alike.  Williams Sonoma, Chicos, and Talbots are three larger companies that take up shop in the historic area. An abundance of local boutiques and restaurants make this area a must visit. 

Recreation and Entertainment:

The City of Williamsburg is home to Water Country USA and minutes away from Busch Gardens Theme Park. Water County USA has over twenty water rides and activities that range in age accessibility . Just a few miles down the road, families will be immersed into another age when they attend any of Colonial Williamsburg’s events.  The daring can catch a ghost tour, while the avid knitter can visit a spindle spinning class. 


The College of William and Mary was founded in 1693 and is the the second-oldest college in the country. The school wins a heap of awards every year but among them is “Top 10 Public College”. William and Mary has undergraduate program, as well as several graduate programs and professional schools.

The City of Williamsburg and James City County jointly operate the local school division. The area contains nine elementary schools, three middle schools and three high schools. The three high schools are Warhill, Jamestown, and Lafayette.