Are you a “gaming widow” or a “costuming widower” (or vice versa)? Another advantage of attending MarsCon is our proximity to a plethora of historical attractions, military displays, art museums, and shopping. Your MarsCon Staff has compiled a list of recommendations, which follows below. In your plans to attend MarsCon, consider adding these attractions to your trip – they are worth staying a few extra days in Williamsburg!
Colonial Williamsburg – If you don’t have time to purchase a ticket to the events you can still stroll through the village. It makes for a relaxing walk (yes, it is even free to walk!).
Website: http://www.history.org/ www.ColonialWilliamsburg.com
Jamestown Settlement & Yorktown Victory Center
Historic Jamestowne – Site of the Archaeological digs
U.S. Army Transportation Museum
Virginia War Museum
Casemate Museum – located on historical Fort Monroe – be prepared by having an ID for everyone.
Virginia Air and Space Center – They have the Apollo 12 Command Module, a Mars Meteorite, a moon rock, and a replica of the 1903 Wright Flyer.
Mariners Museum – The largest Maritime Museum in the United States. It is the site of the USS Monitor Museum.
Virginia Living Museum – Learn the Scoop on Poop (NO Kidding)
Colonial Williamsburg Museums – The Dewitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum and The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum among many others.
Peninsula Fine Arts Center
Williamsburg Pottery Factory – unique shopping bargains since 1938!
Williamsburg Outlet Mall – more great shopping than you can shake a stick at!