The American Revolution Museum Is Now Open
This past year saw the Yorktown Victory Center getting a complete makeover and a new name to boot—the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown. The new permanent exhibition galleries feature a more hands-on learning experience. Outside this continues, as the encampment will be reconstructed and expanded to include a new drill field. Adjacent to the encampment, expansion continues with the larger Revolution-era farmhouse. This outside exhibit is expected to be complete in time for the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown grand opening celebration, March 23–Apr. 4. To learn more about the American Revolution Museum, visit HistoryIsFun.org.
InvadR Invades Busch Gardens
InvadR is coming to the New France area of Busch Gardens April 2017. This is the park’s first wooden roller coaster, but it’s no kiddie ride. Based on a story of Vikings invading a village, local trappers are forced to defend themselves. Top speeds will reach 48 mph, and InvadR will feature nine airtime hills as well as a 74-foot drop. This is a ride thrill seekers won’t want to miss!
Room Escape Williamsburg
The walls seem to be closing in—there’s no way out. You’re trapped. You frantically search for a way to escape. The clock is ticking as you search the room around you for anything that will help you get out. This isn’t a preview for a new movie; it’s an experience at Room Escape Williamsburg. At this new, exciting attraction, teams race against the clock, solving puzzles and unlocking codes to escape the room they’re trapped in or to complete the mission, using only logic, common sense and teamwork. Visit RoomEscapeWilliamsburg.com for more information.
Colonial Ghosts Cemetery Tour
The first and only cemetery tour has come to Williamsburg. But this 90-minute experience is more than just chills and thrills. These final resting places contain the history of Williamsburg from a very personal perspective. Learn how these dearly departed were tied to the culture, religion and community values of the region. Learn more by visiting www.ColonialGhosts.com.
Drink Williamsburg Tours
Imbibe on the Williamsburg Tasting Trail without having to worry about finding a designated driver. Drink Williamsburg Tours allow you to visit local breweries, wineries, distilleries and a meadery, for one low price. Three different drinking tours are available, so be sure to visit DrinkWilliamsburg.com to find the perfect experience for you and your friends.