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Located on the Old Campus of the College of William & Mary, the Sunken Garden is an expansive stretch of grass that is extremely popular with students who come here to study, socialize and play. Take a stroll with your special someone in the evenings or simply enjoy the lush greenery of the garden. The garden was designed by architect Charles Robinson in the early 19th Century and since then, it has been a major historical attraction.
Established in 1674, the Bruton Parish Episcopal Church is both architecturally beautiful and the site of several notable historic events. Around the time of the American Revolution the church had several famous attendees, including George Washington, Patrick Henry, and Thomas Jefferson. In 1862, the church was even used as a Confederate hospital after the Battle of Williamsburg. The church is still active and has regular services, but it does encourage visitors to tour the building to discovery its rich history. Make sure you see the churchyard which may be the largest colonial church graveyard in the state.
A short distance from Williamsburg's town life lies the tranquil natural beauty of York River State Park. The congregation of saltwater and freshwater is responsible for the unique ecosystem and biodiversity found around the park; it's a popular destination for nature lovers. Excellent fishing, boating and hiking opportunities make this park a favorite among locals and visitors. The park is for day use only and has no overnight camping facilities. Parking and boat launch fees are applicable.