Historical Treasures of Hampton Roads

Some of the most important historical sites in the United States are just a short trek from your new home at the Waypoint Apartments in Hampton Roads. You’ll find an area filled with historical treasures just waiting to be explored.

The famous Historic Triangle, made up of three important sites from colonial America–Jamestown, Yorktown and Colonial Williamsburg–is a must-see.

The first point on the triangle is Historic Jamestowne. This is the site of the Jamestown colony, the first permanent English settlement in America. With roots going back to 1607, Jamestown plays a large role in the foundation our country was established on. Today the site is home to the Nathalie P. & Alan M. Voorhees Archaearium, a museum displaying over 2,000 artifacts recovered from the area. It offers a fascinating glimpse into life of the early Americas, as it was lived both by English settlers and the Powhatan Native American tribe.

A little over a mile from Historic Jamestowne, is the Jamestown Settlement, a recreation of the original colony, with actors portraying the early settlers and a reconstruction of the fleet of ships. The Settlement marks the establishment of the early settlers in America, specifically when John Smith and the other colonists were brought to the shores of Virginia.

The second point of the triangle is Yorktown. Here you can tour the historic grounds where the last major battle of the American Revolution took place. You can also view the Moore House, the colonial home in which British General Cornwallis surrendered to the Continental Army, effectively bringing an end to the Revolutionary War. A number of important artifacts are also on display at Yorktown, including the belongings of George Washington himself.

Colonial Williamsburg completes the Historic Triangle. As discussed before, this restored and reconstructed area of the Virginia colony brings the 18th century to life. Visitors will experience the day-to-day lives of colonial citizens. In addition to learning how people lived and worked, you will come to understand the dramatic impact of the growing rebellion of the colonies against the British and the coming revolution.

Contact us today to begin your journey through our rich cultural heritage. There’s always something new to discover in Hampton Roads.

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