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One Great Education Vacation


Headed back in time to COLONIAL
WILLIAMSBURG
this summer? These kid-friendly experiences will add up to one
revolutionary vacation!

COSTUME RENTAL: Let kids get a visceral
sense of colonial times by stepping into someone else’s shoes, almost
literally. Girls sport simple white lawn dresses (dyes were expensive) while
boys get a haversack and imitation rifle.

APPRENTICE PROGRAM: Kids spend 90 minutes
learning trades like blacksmithing, printing and tailoring by doing them
alongside master craftspeople.

ABBIE ALDRICH ROCKEFELLER FOLK ART MUSEUM Participate in a hands-on
family workshop,
then visit the galleries filled with objects like toys, games
and old-fashioned signs.

BRICKYARD: Get muddy feet and hands by
making bricks, which will be baked in October and then used for all building
done in Colonial Williamsburg.

BENJAMIN POWELL HOUSE: Experience what life was
like for an actual 18th century family. Do chores, play 18th century games and
tour the kitchens and farm in this preserved colonial home.

WILLIAMSBURG LODGE: With less than a
five-minute walk to the heart of the historic area, spacious rooms, four
gorgeous pools and reasonable rates (breakfast included!), this is our family’s
preferred value
hotel.

For more info: colonialwilliamsburg.com.

A travel writer and local
mom, Sam Chapnick blogs about kid-friendly things to do in NYC and beyond at
kidcityny.com.

One Great Education Vacation


Headed back in time to COLONIAL
WILLIAMSBURG
this summer? These kid-friendly experiences will add up to one
revolutionary vacation!

COSTUME RENTAL: Let kids get a visceral
sense of colonial times by stepping into someone else’s shoes, almost
literally. Girls sport simple white lawn dresses (dyes were expensive) while
boys get a haversack and imitation rifle.

APPRENTICE PROGRAM: Kids spend 90 minutes
learning trades like blacksmithing, printing and tailoring by doing them
alongside master craftspeople.

ABBIE ALDRICH ROCKEFELLER FOLK ART MUSEUM Participate in a hands-on
family workshop,
then visit the galleries filled with objects like toys, games
and old-fashioned signs.

BRICKYARD: Get muddy feet and hands by
making bricks, which will be baked in October and then used for all building
done in Colonial Williamsburg.

BENJAMIN POWELL HOUSE: Experience what life was
like for an actual 18th century family. Do chores, play 18th century games and
tour the kitchens and farm in this preserved colonial home.

WILLIAMSBURG LODGE: With less than a
five-minute walk to the heart of the historic area, spacious rooms, four
gorgeous pools and reasonable rates (breakfast included!), this is our family’s
preferred value
hotel.

For more info: colonialwilliamsburg.com.

A travel writer and local
mom, Sam Chapnick blogs about kid-friendly things to do in NYC and beyond at
kidcityny.com.