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garmp

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Wife & I are thinking of going to Williamsburg in June in our 26'RV with a double bike rake, on our way to Hatteras Island. What can we do and see for a quick tour? Parking is my main concern. We're into history some, but really don't care what brand eye liner Betsey Ross used nor the color of George Washington's pantaloons. Just basic knowledge and little know facts of importance.
I guess what I'm asking, is it worth the stop for an afternoon or so?

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Not if you are going to try and park an RV in there. You can park at some of the metro stations outside DC but if you don't get there early your chances of a spot are slim. In just an afternoon you won't see diddly-squat but if you go I'd target a museum of displays that would be of interest to you, or the zoo.


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Crowe wrote:

Not if you are going to try and park an RV in there. You can park at some of the metro stations outside DC but if you don't get there early your chances of a spot are slim. In just an afternoon you won't see diddly-squat but if you go I'd target a museum of displays that would be of interest to you, or the zoo.


williamsburg ?????????

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Colonial Williamsburg easily fills a day, tours and demonstrations take time. Newport News park is about 20 miles away and is a great stopping point

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We spent several days doing Colonial Williamsburg. I forget name of RV park we stayed at but it was short drive to the Colonial Williamsburg main parking area. We drove of 24ft class C each day and parked in lot that was mostly for tour buses. We never have an issue parking but was a little longer hike to attractions than main lots. The history part you'll see if much more hands-on interpretation of the history...not just seeing/reading/hearing about it.

EDIT - just looked at parking on Google Maps. The lot we used is actually across the Visitor Center Rd from the tour bus lot.


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You're likely to see and do more in a short visit to Colonial Williamsburg than you will see and do in a extended visit to Hatteras Island. Just don't use the Clark Griswold method of touring. Go and enjoy.

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williamsburg ?????????

For some reason I read that as DC! Go figure LOL.

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Garmp, doing a tour like your suggesting, and knowing you dont take a towed, stay either in Williamsburg at American Heritage which is only a couple of miles away from Coloinal Williamsburg. Or go into Newport News park which is about 15 or 20 miles east. NN is a really nice city run park, with great bike paths. Easy access while you are there to also visit Jamestown, Yorktown and Langley AFB. Give the area a day or two and rent a car to see it all.
After that hit Hatteras, but give yourself an extra day or two to go another few miles south to Ocracoke Island, and you will get to take the rv on a 40 minute ferry ride to get there.
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Goof getting his sea legs
Ocracoke is a wonderful little island village, A bike or the tram (Golf cart train) lets you explore everything easily.
Teeters or Jernimans
will both work, and the free tram passes both.
Ocracoke Campground (National Park Service) is also on the island a couple of miles north of the village area.

* This post was edited 11/23/21 05:18pm by wanderingaimlessly *

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We had an awesome experience at American Heritage. It was probably around 15 years ago now, but we were camping in 100 degree heat. Our assigned spot had no shade and when I joked about being a "pasty white Yankee" they immediately moved us to a shaded premium spot at no extra charge. The staff was extremely professional and very nice.

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Dad was stationed there 59-62 which meant that I was too. Back then it was a sleepy little backwater. Today it is some of the most crowded real estate on the planet once the tourists come to visit. If you decide to go I would rent a car for a day or 2. The Newport News park is great, another idea would be Chippokes State Park just across the James river from Jamestown in Surry VA. The ferry is free but does have a height restriction of 12'6" if you decide to take the RV into Williamsburg.


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