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September 2019


Bacon's Rebellion Event at Historic Jamestowne

Enjoy a special evening walking tour, “The Burning of Jamestown” to commemorate Bacon’s Rebellion on Saturday, Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. During this special evening walking tour, guests will be led through the colonial town site and see the dramatic events unfold through the eyewitness account of Thomas Matthew, a Burgess in 1676. Continue reading

Bacon's Rebellion Special Event

Billsburg Brewery Hosts Oktoberfest Event

Celebrate Oktoberfest with Billsburg Brewery on Saturday, Oct. 5 from noon to 4 p.m. Tickets are on sale now. Enjoy beer courtesy of 16 local breweries from Hampton Roads. Each brewery will be pouring their own “fest bier” or a German-style lager in the parking lot of Billsburg Brewery. Continue reading

Billsburg Brewery Hosts Oktoberfest Event

Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens

Howl-O-Scream (HOS) at Busch Gardens Williamsburg opens on Saturday, Sept. 14 and is open on select days through Sunday, Oct. 27. Fear awaits in World’s Most Beautiful Theme Park’s collection of elaborate haunted houses, immersive themed scare zones, challenging escape rooms and darkly entertaining live shows. Continue reading

Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens

Sept. 28 is a Fee Free Day at Historic Jamestowne

Throughout the year, there are several fee free days at Historic Jamestowne. On these select days, there is no admission fee. The next Fee Free Day is Sept. 28.
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Historic Jamestowne

"Tenacity: Women in Jamestown and Early Virginia" Exhibit at Jamestown Settlement

Have you visited Jamestown Settlement lately? Make sure to check out “TENACITY: Women in Jamestown and Early Virginia,” a special yearlong exhibition on display through January 5, 2020. The special exhibit explores little-known, captivating personal stories of real women in Jamestown and the early Virginia colony and their tenacious spirit and impact on a fledgling society. Continue reading

Tenacity Exhibit logo

Tourism Revenue Grew in 2018

Tourism revenue for James City County reached $442 million in 2018, a 2.3% change over 2017. Local tourism-related taxes were $19.1 million, a 7.1% increase over 2017. All data was received by the Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC) from U.S. Travel Association and is based on domestic visitor spending (travelers from within the United States) from trips taken 50 miles or more away from home. Continue reading

Tourism growth chart

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