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10 Things The Founding Fathers Would Be Doing In Williamsburg, VA, Today

They're only human after all.

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1. George Washington would be hitting up Busch Gardens and Yorktown Victory Center on his days off.

Between leading the Continental Army and being the first president of the United States, George Washington was clearly an adrenaline junkie. He'd be having the time of his life on the rides at Williamsburg's popular theme park. Afterward, he'd relive the glory of winning the Revolutionary War at Yorktown Victory Center.

2. Ben Franklin would be indulging in classy tastings at Taste Studio.

Our nation's first true intellectual definitely wouldn't be able to resist demos, tastings, and cooking courses with the city's most innovative chefs. He'd ponder philosophy and democracy over a long dinner at Taste Studio, and he'd follow his meal by partaking in spirited discussions.

3. John Hancock would be enjoying art in the city's galleries and studios.

John Hancock was the first signer of the Declaration of Independence, and it's reasonable to assume that he enjoyed being the first to do many things, such as discover new artists. Luckily for him, Greater Williamsburg has a ton of galleries and studios for him to check out. Come October, Hancock would be the first one at the Fall Arts Festival.

6. Samuel Adams would be sampling new microbrews at Alewerks Brewing Company.

After helping lead the Boston Tea Party and ridding the colonies of all that tea, Sam Adams undoubtedly developed a taste for other beverages. Greater Williamsburg offers a great array of local craft beers, and Alewerks Brewing Company and Virginia Beer Company are the perfect places for founding fathers and ordinary beer lovers alike.

7. John Jay would be shopping for gifts and souvenirs.

Famed diplomat John Jay would be busy finding gifts and tokens of gratitude for his acquaintances, strengthening his relationships and political ties. From antique shops to premium outlets, artisan crafts to specialty cheeses, there are tons of one-of-a-kind items to be found in Williamsburg.

8. James Madison would eat his way through Williamsburg.

Authoring the Bill of Rights probably involved a considerable amount of stress-eating. Harvest Celebration, which takes place in November and features dozens of culinary events, would be Madison's favorite time of year, though Williamsburg's plethora of tasty restaurants would satisfy all of his (and everyone else's) cravings year-round.

9. Thomas Jefferson would be visiting his alma mater, William & Mary.

Thomas Jefferson studied mathematics and philosophy at William & Mary, where many of his great ideas were likely formed. He'd undoubtedly return to deliver guest lectures, appreciate the art at Muscarelle Museum, support his team at soccer games, and stroll and ponder in the lovely Sunken Gardens and the idyllic Crim Dell.

10. And Alexander Hamilton would steam his troubles away at the Spa of Colonial Williamsburg.

The founder of America's financial system was surely rollin' in the dough and could definitely appreciate a relaxing luxury experience. All human stress (including the stress of leading the Federalist Party and being the Secretary of the U.S. Treasury) can melt away with a proper deep-tissue massage.

Illustrations by Dan Blaushild for BuzzFeed

Williamsburg, VA, has so much excitement to offer, even today. Make like the founding fathers and Visit Williamsburg.

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