Located just southwest of Ottawa on I-35 is the town of Williamsburg; founded in 1868, as a railroad town by the Kansas City, Burlington & Santa Fe, which ran from Ottawa to Williamsburg. A great stop in Williamsburg is a famous tavern known for their Bar-B-Q ribs. A retreat center and an orchard are located just outside of Williamsburg. Jayhawker Days, held in June each year, draws many people from all over Franklin County. The Williamsburg Community Museum has Mining pieces, Veterans memorabilia, Historic school items and more, open 2-4 pm the 2nd & 4th Sundays, June through Labor Day or by appointment. Admission is free.