What is the Historic Triangle?

April 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

The colonial regions of Jamestown, Yorktown, and Colonial Williamsburg are collectively known as the Historic Triangle. These three cities are steeped in history related to the birth and battles for freedom that shaped our country. They are joined by the Colonial Parkway, a road that runs from Yorktown, through Colonial Williamsburg, and ends in Jamestown. The road restricts vehicle traffic in order to preserve the historic feel. The area is also accessible by water via the Jamestown Ferry.

Jamestown is the sight of the first permanent English settlement in the New World and home to recreations from that historical time, as well as museums and parks reflecting the era.

The center of the triangle is Williamsburg, considered a “living museum” to early American life. Restored and recreated buildings dot the landscape, and re-enactors roam the streets, making this is one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations.

As the last battle of the American Revolution came to an end, General Cornwallis surrendered to George Washington in Yorktown, the third point in the triangle. Many area apartments architecturally fit the Colonial theme, featuring columns and traditional brickwork. One-, two-, or three-bedroom Yorktown apartments can be found anywhere from $775 to over $1,700 per month.

Category: City Guides, Hampton Roads