There are two ways to get there from the official Colonial Williamsburg visitor center. You may take the tram and ride it directly into the area or a nice 15-20 minute walk. On the walk you will be able to read some facts as you cross over the walking path from the building. Catch some scenic sights along path. The path is a mix of curves, hills and flat areas.
Don't forget to grab a map so you can get an idea of all the buildings you can visit and the schedule of events for the day. You don't want to miss when the "redcoats" are coming or if the president is coming to sign an important document!
In conclusion to my membership cards I just hope I have planted a seed of their importance in your entertainment and learning experience. A yearly pass provides you so many opportunities with minimal restrictions. These places I visit also do not charge for parking so your expenses are controllable. So grab a membership and take the opportunity to explore year round to see what else is going on. There will still be events and activities and a different perspective you may not have expected.