For information about tickets, vacation packages, and places to stay, log on to Colonial Williamsburg’s Web site, www.history.org , or call 800-HISTORY to ask for a brochure. Colonial Williamsburg is open 365 days a year. Spring and fall are good times to visit; if you go in summer, remember that a swimming pool may seem more important at day’s end than a four-poster bed, especially if you’re traveling with children. (Many of the Historic Area hotels have pools, but make sure.) Plan to spend at least four days; both Jamestown and Yorktown are close by, and Colonial Williamsburg is perhaps best enjoyed in several short bursts rather than one long campaign. Walter Karp wrote a wonderful article about Colonial Williamsburg in our pages in August/September 1981.