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Tour Information

We have several tours lined up that will showcase our amazing state; from a visit back in time to Colonial Williamsburg to an unforgettable tour aboard the USS Battleship Wisconsin, it will be a day full of American history.

Colonial Williamsburg

Tour 1 - Colonial Williamsburg

8:00 a.m. departure time from the Kingsmill. A four-hour guided tour of Colonial Williamsburg's Historic Area. You will tour the Governor's Palace, Capitol, Raleigh Tavern and learn of the debates that raged in the years leading to independence. Visit a trade shop and historic houses and discover something about the everyday life of Williamsburg's 18th-century residents. Located adjacent to Colonial Williamsburg's Historic Area is Merchants Square, an 18th-century style retail village with over 40 shops and restaurants so lunch will be on your own for this tour.

Jamestown Settlement

Tour 2 - Jamestown Settlement & Historic Jamestown

8:00 a.m. departure time from Kingsmill. A guided tour of Historic Jamestown where you will see and hear about the lastest archaeological discoveries at an active archaeological dig site. Then, a guided tour of the Jamestown Settlement; Jamestown Settlement tells the story of the 17th-century Virginia. Climb aboard re-creations of the three large ships that sailed from England to Virginia in 1607 and explore life-size re-creations of the colonists' fort and a Powhatan village. Boxed lunches will be provided for this tour.


Tour 3 - The USS Battleship Wisconsin, Nauticus, and Harbor Cruise

8:45 a.m departure time from Kingsmill. A self-guided tour of the Battleship Wisconsin, one of the largest and last battleships built by the U.S. Navy. Walk her teak decks, stand beneath her towering 16” guns and experience what it was like living on board as a sailor. Inside Nauticus, explore hands-on exhibits, a new 3D theater, shark tank, and touch tanks, aquariums, and more, and enjoy a self-guided tour of the Hampton Roads Naval Museum. Lunch will be in Town Point Park, weather permitting, and a box lunch will be provided. After Lunch, you will enjoy a two hour narrated Naval Base harbor cruise aboard the Victory Rover.

Midlothian Mines Park Tour

Tour 4 - Mid-Lothian Mines Park & Tuckahoe Plantation

7:00 a.m. departure time from Kingsmill. A guided tour of the Mid-Lothian Mines Park, one of the first coal mining sites in Virginia. Virginia AML partnered with Chesterfield County to help reclaim and preserve Mid-Lothian Mines Park. Then travel to the boyhood home of Thomas Jefferson, The Tuckahoe Plantation, where Thomas Jefferson spent his youth and recieved his first education. Boxed lunches will be provided for this tour.



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