There are maps put in right many places of the Colonial Williamsburg. The first one I found was put by my parking lot. Keep in mind that there are many huge parking lots located on one level around the entrance to the Colonial Williamsburg. No wonder, there are over 4,000,000 visitors each year of which most get there by car.
Thanks the red sign "YOU ARE HERE" I easy found my way to the Visitor Center which was marked on the map by red-dotted line. We got the information leaflets and bought tickets (the key-to-the-city package for $45 each) in the Visitor Center :-).
Cars are not permitted into the colonial area, however we did drive through part of it, in a permissible area during the evening.
The shuttle bus from the visitor's centre is your best choice to get there if you dont fancy the walk. The bus stops are I think more or less on the outskirts of the colonial area.
Travelling between Richmond and Norfolk on I64 - exit 238.
There are green and white signs to the Visitors Centre.
Some buildings are not open every day there is a time table telling you what is open and can be obtained from the visitor's centre or online.
For a Christmas gift to each other, my husband and I decided to take a train trip to Williamsburg. We left Harrisburg, PA at 9AM and changed trains in Philadelphia and arrived Williamsburg at 6PM. Not the fastest means of travel but since it was a bright sunny day the trip was a delight for a change.
The Blue Buses run about every 10 minutes and are a much welcomed sight when walking the village all day. They make several stops at locations all around the perimeter of the park. They are included with the cost of buying a ticket to the Historic Park and ride as many times as needed.
Williamsburg is located between Richmond and Norfolk. The best way to get to Williamsburg is using I-64 by car. Being that it is a very popular destination, many bus companies offer trips to Williamsburg. While in Colonial Williamsburg, the best way to get around is by foot.
Carriage rides are available in the historic area and would be a great way to see the sights. However, the historic area is only about 1 mile long and a half mile wide, so it can easily be navigated on foot. You can arrange for a carriage ride at the Visitor Center.
By Car - Colonial Williamsburg is midway between Richmond and Norfolk on I-64 (exit 238). After exiting, look for the green and white signs for the Visitor Center. Once you purchase your admissions pass, you can either take the shuttle bus or walk to the Historic Area. By Train or Bus - Amtrak serves the Williamsburg Transportation Center with a connecting train from Washington, D.C.
Just off interstate 64..just follow the signs.
Amtrak also provides service to Downtown.
We stayed about a mile from Colonial Williamsburg so a bicycle worked great. There are some bike lanes/paths. I would not recommend biking on Route 60 between Busch Gardens and the Outlets.
The closest airports are in Washington DC and Richmond, Virginia. It can also be reached by car or bus.
Foot is the only way to get around the Historic Areas. Horse Drawn Carrieages are available for visitors as well.
The carriages are reserved ahead of the day you may want to take them for a tour around Colonial Williamsburg. A fun traditional means of travel while in town.
It's hokey and not cheap, but the carriage ride is a nice slow way to step back in time. Tickets are available only on the day and they sell out fast.
From the Visitor Center, you'll hop on the red line and it will drop you off near the Governor's Palace. You can catch the bus (red or blue lines) at various points around Williamsburg.
Horse-drawn carriages are all around the restored area of Colonial Williamsburg, further adding to the colonial flavour. Mind the step as the carriage isn't the only thing left behind the horse.