Join Williamsburg visitors and locals for a conference celebrating American history named “Storm on the Horizon: Slavery, Disunion, and the Roots of the Civil War.” The conference, taking place on February 18 and 19, will provide guests with a full insight into some of the conflicts and stories that took place over a century ago. You’ll hear from some of the most knowledgeable teachers in the American History field, including Gordon S. Wood, Alva O. Way and Alan Brinkley, who will all be sharing their own insight. Look at the Civil War from a different angle with this great conference. Stay close to the event with reservations at a Williamsburg hotel.
You can make the most of your Williamsburg vacation by participating in other activities around the area. Plan a night out on the town and eat at the Mystery Dinner Playhouse, a show that gives you just enough information to leave you scratching your head as to who the culprit is. Work together with those around your table to find out which characters are guilty and which are innocent. Also, enjoy a full banquet of great cuisine, including four choices of entrees, fresh vegetables and moist chocolate cake.
After solving mysteries, try wrapping your mind around the exhibits of Ripley’s Believe or Not! Museum Williamsburg, boasting more than 300 exhibits in the museum. You’ll see everything from the creepiest to the most ridiculous sculptures and photos inside. Learn about true facts behind people with extraordinary talents and animals with abilities you weren’t even aware of. Take the kids along with you so that they can share in your fascination as well.