Where We Are
We are located in Williamsburg, Virginia, approximately 2 ½ hours from Washington, D.C. by car, less than an hour from Richmond, Hampton, and Norfolk, and adjacent to Colonial Williamsburg's historic area. The Lyon G. Tyler Department of History is located in James Blair Hall.
To find us, enter the campus on Stadium Drive and go straight until you can go no farther. At that point, turn left. James Blair Hall will be the first building on your right.
Visitors are encouraged to obtain a Visitor Parking Pass, available from Parking Services at 201 Ukrop Way or from the circulation desk at Swem Library ($2 per day, $10 per week). With a Visitor Parking Pass, you can park in the garage at 201 Campus Drive and at any campus space designated for visitors, faculty/staff, or students (unless restricted "at all times"); and, if appropriate, at any space reserved for the disabled.
Metered spaces, very few in number, are also available to visitors. Campus parking is regulated and closely enforced from Monday at 7:30am through Friday at 5:00pm Other times, unless the spaces are subject to specific restrictions, campus parking is open to the public.
In many areas adjacent to the College, street parking is subject to certain restrictions. Read the signs carefully to avoid being ticketed.
Nearby free and paid parking is available in the Merchants Square area opposite College Corner.
Three airports are convenient to Williamsburg: Richmond International Airport (RIC), Norfolk International Airport (ORF), and Newport News/Williamsburg Airport (PHF). Richmond and Norfolk are each about an hour from the College by car; Newport News is about 40 minutes. Keep in mind that there is a tunnel between Norfolk and Williamsburg, which can sometimes cause traffic delays. All airports offer shuttle service to Williamsburg and the College.
Amtrak offers train service to Williamsburg and can be a convenient way to travel from the northeast corridor. The station is about a fifteen-minute walk from College Corner.