The Estates at Kings Creek Plantation

194 Cottage Cove Lane, Williamsburg, Virginia, 23185, United States

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Tour guides in period costume

by b1bob

The tour guides dress like it was 1776. This one pictured here, outside the Capitol building, even remembered me from previous visits. I had been 8 times before this and we're bound to have met at some point. Another one, the guide at the Governor's Palace, knew my cousin Hazel when she was a guide here years ago. Matt says the folks at Colonial Williamsburg ought to let me in free or offer me some kind of discount when I bring folks from out of town with me because I've done it so much. Since 1988, I've brought Pierre-Olivier Pelletier (France), Phil Costello (New York), Fernando Pensado Miguel (Spain), Javier Espejo Pinto (Spain), J.D. Sitton (Georgia, now New Jersey), Eric Rauschenberger (New Jersey), Mark Jones (North Carolina, now Pennsylvania), and Matt & Urszula Niwinski (Poland). Bobby and Katey Clark, y'all are next!

Costume of 18th servant

by matcrazy1

This guy, on my picture, managed the visitor's traffic in front to the Governor's Palace. He welcomed and let people waiting in a line for guided tour go inside the palace.

He played the role of door servant. He was dressed in 18th century costume, quite pretty although not the best option for hot, sunny days. The beauty of servant's dress and quality of his service proved the importance of the house in the past.

The upper part of the 18th century man's costume consists of:
- a man's shirt of white linen,
- a waistcoat that covers the upper body uder the coat; today it's known as a vest,
- a coat which is closely cut with narrowly fit shoulder and sleeves, the coat is knee-long.

New arrangement of chimneys

by matcrazy1

A typical Georgian residential house of 18th century colonial Williamsburg has either one side tall chimney or, in larger houses, two symmetrical chimneys on both side walls. But some Williamburgers broke this rule and put up chimneys in different way.

Alexander Craig House originally built in 1735 and then changed many times has two chimneys put on one side wall. Alexander Craig was a saddler who may have speculated in land.

Jamestown Settlement & Yorktown Victory Center.

by deecat

While visiting Colonial Williamsburg, you cannot forget to also visit Jamestown Settlement. Like Williamsburg, it is a reenactment of history.

Here, the story of the people who founded Jamestown and of the Virginia Indians that they encountered is told through living history, gallery exhibits, and film. They trace Jamestown's beginnings in England and the first century of the Virginia colony, describing the cultures of the Powhatan Indians, Europeans, and Africans who converged in the 1600s in Virginia.

The most fun for us was the outdoor activities where visitors can board replicas of the three ships that sailed from England to Virginia in 1607 (see Allan on one of the ships). You can also explore life-size re-creations of the colonists' fort & a Powhatan Village. We also toured a riverfront discovery area and learned about economic activities that are associated with water. What was fun was to see the costumed historical interpreters describe & demonstrate daily life in the early 17th century.

Several times daily there are guided tours of the museum's living-history areas.
This live museum is located adjacent to the entrance of the original site, HISTORIC JAMESTOWNE.

Yorktown Victory Center is a blend of timeline, film, and exhibits as well as outdoor living history concerning American colonies independence from Britain. We liked the re-created Continental Army encampment, the 1780s farm, tobacco barn, gardens, and house. There is also a Gift shop. Both of these live museums are great places to be immersed in American History.

A classic Virginia treat!

by Jefie about The Peanut Shop

Quite the place for peanuts! They've got them all: classic Virginia peanuts, spicy peanuts, chocolate-covered nuts, specialty nuts, and more!

They also sell nice gift sets if you want to give peanuts as a souvenir and you can sample most of their products before buying them. Peanuts and cashews - original or flavored - are my favorites About $15 to $20 per tin


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Address: 194 Cottage Cove Lane, Williamsburg, Virginia, 23185, United States