The King Arms Tavern and Christiana Campbell’s Tavern in Colonial
Williamsburg remain true to the area’s historic spirit. At the Christiana,
which was George Washington’s personal favorite, musical entertainment
and costumed servers transport diners back to the revolutionary days.
Yorktown’s Lady Cruise provides
a great way to trace the area’s history
Lifelong Learning Opportunities
The city has been home to the College
of William and Mary since its founding
in 1693, making it America’s second-oldest college behind Harvard University.
Technically a university, the College of
William and Mary has a full-time enrollment of 8,258. It was also the first U.S.
institution to have a Royal Charter, and
the only one to have a coat-of-arms from
the College of Arms in London.
Income from King Arms Tavern
goes to the Colonial Williamsburg
Foundation to help implement its educational programs.
Hospitals in Williamsburg are the
Eastern State Hospital and Williamsburg Community Hospital, the predecessor of the current Eastern State
Hospital. Eastern State was established
in 1770 and was the first known mental hospital in the United States.
The City of Williamsburg received a
first-place award in the Virginia Municipal League (VML) ‘Green Government
Challenge.’ The city’s 155 ‘green points’
total, out of a possible 200, qualified it for
first place in the category for localities with
populations less than 15,000, also certifying the city as a “Green Government.”
at a GLance
Geographic Region: coastal
Elevation: 86 feet
Winter: 49/31 spring: 68/46
summer: 85/67 Fall: 70/51
Avg. Precipitation: 48. 4 inches/year
Median Resident Age: 33
Median Household Income: $37,093
Median Home Value: $245, 150
Hospitals: eastern state Hospital and
Williamsburg community Hospital
Airport: newport news/Williamsburg