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A Walk through Virginia’s Historic Triangle

A Walk through Virginia’s Historic Triangle

Besides a visit to Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, an important reason for our trip to Virginia was to explore its famous historic triangle.  The points of the triangle are three towns — Jamestowne, Williamsburg and Yorktown — situated on a peninsula between the York and James Rivers, about an hour’s drive east of Richmond.  Jamestowne was the site of the first successful British Colony in America in the early 1600s.  Colonial Williamsburg is a fascinating place, beautifully preserved and restored to the mid 1750s, and Yorktown was the site of General George Washington’s final victory in our Revolutionary War against the British Crown — winning independence for the American Colonies after a long and difficult struggle.

Colonial Williamsburg

Williamsburg was Capitol of Virginia during …

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