Hotel at a Glance: Wyndham Patriots Place
Colonial Williamsburg’s 300 acres of taverns, trade shops, homes, and community buildings stand preserved as if it were the 1770s, at the turbulent moment when Virginia colonists were debating independence from Britain. Located about a mile away, Wyndham Patriots Place gives guests easy access to these historic sites. This upscale resort features roomy suites and condos with partial or full kitchens and is close to Williamsburg attractions such as Busch Gardens, the Williamsburg Winery, and Ripley’s Believe It or Not!
- Colonial Williamsburg is less than 1 mile away, and you’ll be less than 10 miles from Historic Jamestowne.
- Home away from home: Spacious one-bedroom condos feature separate living and dining areas.
- Splash around in the big seasonal outdoor pool.
- Stay and play basketball or tennis on the resort’s courts.
Williamsburg, Virginia: Art and Entertainment in Historic Colonial Town
Part of the Historic Triangle of Virginia, Williamsburg played a central role during the American Revolution—American forces gathered there in 1781 to march to Yorktown for the final British defeat. The city pays homage to this patriotic past in a living museum where fifers march in Revolutionary War regalia and costumed actors portray everyday colonists. Historians have carefully preserved and restored 88 original 18th-century structures within the town; buildings of note include the opulent Governor’s Palace, built in 1722 to house the British governor, and the residential home of George Wythe, the first Virginian patriot to sign the Declaration of Independence. Yorktown Battlefield is only a short drive east; there, a park ranger guides visitors along the British defense and tells the story of the Revolutionary War’s final siege.
Back in Williamsburg, the 18th-century-style specialty boutiques along Merchants Square sell everything from whimsical toys to hand-cooked Virginia peanuts. In addition to its historic sites, Williamsburg boasts a thriving artistic community, with original folk art and paint-by-number self-portraits of the Founding Fathers displayed at several galleries and art exhibits throughout the city.