Hotel at a Glance: Fort Magruder Hotel and Conference Center
On May 4 and 5, 1862, Union and Confederate troops battled on what was then known as Fort Magruder. Remnants of that encounter—including a cannon and a redoubt—can still be seen at the hotel built on that historic site.
- In-room amenities: All rooms have mini fridges and free WiFi, and most have patios.
- Pups welcome: Up to two dogs may be added for an additional $53 for up to 3 days and $25 for each additional day.
- Swimsuit ready: an indoor heated pool and a seasonal outdoor pool
- Things to do: The hotel is 2 miles from Colonial Williamsburg and within 4 miles of the Busch Gardens and Water Country USA theme parks.
Williamsburg, Virginia: Historic Colonial Town
Part of the Historic Triangle of Virginia (along with Jamestown and Yorktown), Williamsburg was the capital of the colony. It played a central role during the American Revolution—American forces gathered here in 1781 to march to Yorktown for the war’s final battle. The city pays homage to this patriotic past with a living museum where fifers march in Revolutionary War regalia and costumed actors portray everyday colonists. Historians have carefully preserved and restored dozens of 18th-century structures within the town; buildings of note include the home of George Wythe, the first Virginian to sign the Declaration of Independence. Yorktown Battlefield is to the east; here, park rangers tell the story of the Revolutionary War’s final siege.