Jamestown, Yorktown, and Williamsburg form this historic area of Virginia, a perfect place to explore and celebrate Independence Day on July 4, 2019. In Yorktown, the American Revolution Museum tells the story of the nation’s beginnings through artifacts, interactive exhibits, films, and recreated settings. Jamestown Settlement commemorates the site of America’s first permanent English colony with re-creations of a ship that sailed from England in 1607, a life-sized colonists’ fort, Powhatan Indian village, and costumed historical interpreters who tell stories of daily life in 17th century Jamestown. For a full day of July 4 celebrations, visit Colonial Williamsburg, beginning with a public reading of the Declaration of Independence at the Capitol West Balcony and ending with evening fireworks. There’s lots to do all summer in Williamsburg even if you don’t make it there for the Fourth. Bike trails along the York River, guided horseback tours through the woods, and hiking trails are there for outdoor activities. Kayak, canoe, fish, or swim at local beaches. The Williamsburg Tasting Trail boasts wineries, breweries, distilleries, and breathtaking scenery. Busch Gardens, with rides, a water park, and shows, is perfect family entertainment.