Williamsburg Days Inn Central

1900 Richmond Road, (formerly Econo Lodge), Williamsburg, Virginia, 23185, United States

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Forum Posts

embroidered stockings

by karenhuntley

im keen to come and buy some embroidered stockings-can you send detailka? Best wishes

RE: embroidered stockings

by JulesTwo

In The Historic Area -- Duke of Gloucester Street is the center for 18th-century wares created by craftspeople plying the trades of our forefathers. The goods include hand-wrought silver jewelry from the Sign of the Golden Ball, hats from the Mary Dickenson shop, pomanders to ward off the plague from McKenzie's Apothecary, hand-woven linens from Prentis Store, books bound in leather and hand-printed newspapers from the post office, gingerbread cakes from the Raleigh Tavern Bake Shop, and everything from foods to fishhooks at Greenhow and Tarpley's, a general store. In fine weather, check out the outdoor market next to the Magazine.
I believe the Mary Dickenson shop has the stockings you might be looking for.

Travel Tips for Williamsburg

Walking back through time

by shdw100

My favorite thing about Williamsburg is the open air feeling that you get walking around, seeing people in revolutionary type dress, and feeling like you just walked back in time. There are so many places to explore and things to do and shop for that you definately need 1-2 days to take it all in. Williamsburg has definately done a great job at making you feel like a part of history, as well as a wonderful job in maintaining and restoring old buildings and preserving a way of life.


by Tom_Fields

The early settlers spent much time fishing, in the rich coastal waters and rivers nearby. They also harvested huge numbers of oysters and other shellfish. Here, the technique for drying fish is demonstrated.

Tricornered hats (18th century)

by matcrazy1

Most of costumed men in colonial Williamsburg wore the 18th century hat with three sides cocked like this one on my picture. I could buy them at Market Square Stands.

The tricornered hat dominated fashion in 18th century. In 17th century gentelmen used to wear broad brimmed hats. Since wigs became popular hats began to be folded on one, two, or three sides, to make it easier to carry. The hats were mostly made of beaver felt, sometimes from wool or camel's down.

Charles City: Plantation Country

by b1bob

Charles City's Plantation Row is often overlooked by tourists who flock to Williamsburg. All the plantations predate the War for Southern Independence. One is the site of the first Thanksgiving and where the first 10 U.S. presidents had ties. One (William Henry Harrison) was born at Berkely Plantation. Other plantations include Westover and Shirley. Since I originally wrote this tip, the owners of Evelynton Plantation closed it to tourists and Indian Field Tavern has changed name and ownership to the Charles City Tavern. From what I understand, they offer the same type of food on their menu. From Colonial Williamsburg, simply go southwest on VA-31/VA-5/JAMESTOWN RD toward CHANDLER CT. Turn RIGHT onto VA-5 W/VA-199 W. 0.5 miles (0.3 km.) Turn LEFT onto VA-5 W/JOHN TYLER MEMORIAL HWY to the plantation of your choice 20-30 miles (32-48 km.).

Backyards and gardens

by matcrazy1

Look behind colonial houses. Some of them has beautiful backyards with gadens, some have something like a small plantation on the back. I was in Williamsburg in the middle of October. I could amaze more fall trees than flowers in bloom. But if you come from late April to June...

This picture was taken somewhere behind John Blair house, one of the oldest original buildings in Williamsburg owned by the founder and first president of the College of William and Mary. There is a small formal herb garden called Blair House Kitchen Garden in front of the kitchen with very large side chimney.


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