Located on the Virginia Peninsula, Williamsburg is in the northern part of the Hampton Roads metropolitan area bordered by James City County and York County.
Williamsburg’s tourism-based economy is driven by Colonial Williamsburg, the restored historic area of the city. Along with nearby Jamestown and Yorktown, Williamsburg forms part of the Historic Triangle, which attracts more than four million tourists each year. Major points of interest in this historic district include the Governor’s Palace, Virginia’s first capitol building and Bruton Parish Church (the oldest continually operating church in the United States).
Modern Williamsburg is also a college town, home of College of William & Mary. Other highlights in the city include The Williamsburg Winery (Virginia’s largest winery), the Williamsburg Botanical Garden, the National Center for State Courts and the Virginia Musical Museum.