Colonial Connections:

Your Virginia Connection

11/23/2014
EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING

The important story of our nation’s beginning starts in Virginia’s Historic Triangle — from the first permanent English settlement and first legislative assembly at Jamestown to the ideals of freedom and independence fostered in Williamsburg to the decisive and most pivotal battle of the American Revolutionary War at Yorktown. 

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And, it’s here that one can witness the story of our nation’s birth in a way that’s relevant to today’s social, economic and political climate. There’s nowhere else in this country where the exciting story of our past comes to life more than Virginia’s Historic Triangle.

Not only does Virginia’s Historic Triangle offer a great history lesson, it is also home to Busch Gardens, consistently voted “world’s most beautiful” theme park and Water Country USA, the Mid-Atlantic’s largest water play park. Nearby, Newport News is home to The Mariners’ Museum and the Virginia Living Museum; Hampton is home to the Virginia Air and Space Museum, the Casemate Museum and the Hampton University Museum; Norfolk is home to Nauticus, the USS Wisconsin and Naval Station Norfolk, the world’s largest naval base and last, but not least, Virginia Beach boasts 28 miles of public beach area including its popular three-mile Boardwalk. It is also home to the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center

These are just a few of the many attractions located in what’s known as the Hampton Roads Region. Plus, it is just one hour from the state capitol in Richmond which is also home to King’s Dominion, known for its roller coasters and thrill rides; and two hours from Monticello, home of Thomas Jefferson. Last, but not least, our nation’s capital is a short three-hour drive, which makes it easy to combine Washington, D.C. with Williamsburg, Va.

In addition to the abundance of educational opportunities, there are one-of-a-kind performance venues available to choral, band and orchestra groups visiting this area — from performing in Colonial Williamsburg’s Merchants Square or the deck of the USS Wisconsin, to marching through Kings Dominion.

When considering a trip to Virginia and the Hampton Roads Region, you’ll want to call Colonial Connections. They offer a full range of services for educational and performance groups ranging from customized itineraries to transportation logistics. They provide complete tour planning including air and ground transportation, fully licensed and experienced tour escorts and step-on guides. The staff works one-on-one with each client from beginning to end, ensuring a fun and memorable experience that meets today’s learning standards. Colonial Connections understands that teachers, parents and administrators want thought provoking, relevant programs in a safe and secure environment.

For help planning your Virginia experience, visit www.colonialconnections.com or call 800-378-1571.
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