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Colonial Williamsburg Admission
"When you arrive head to the Colonial Williamsburg Regional Visitor Center where friendly and informative staff orient you to the day's attractions and demonstrations. More than 20 guided and self-guided tours are offered every day. Some programs require pre-registration so be sure to look at the options as you plan your visit. Colonial Williamsburg’s historic area covers more than 300 acres with 88 original 18th-century structures plus hundreds of houses shops and public buildings that have been rebuilt on their original foundations. Highlights include the Governor's Palace the mansion where seven British governors lived during colonial times
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Colonial Williamsburg Admission
"When you arrive head to the Colonial Williamsburg Regional Visitor Center where friendly and informative staff orient you to the day's attractions and demonstrations. More than 20 guided and self-guided tours are offered every day. Some programs require pre-registration so be sure to look at the options as you plan your visit. Colonial Williamsburg’s historic area covers more than 300 acres with 88 original 18th-century structures plus hundreds of houses shops and public buildings that have been rebuilt on their original foundations. Highlights include the Governor's Palace the mansion where seven British governors lived during colonial times
From $41.00
 
Colonial Williamsburg Admission
"When you arrive head to the Colonial Williamsburg Regional Visitor Center where friendly and informative staff orient you to the day's attractions and demonstrations. More than 20 guided and self-guided tours are offered every day. Some programs require pre-registration so be sure to look at the options as you plan your visit. Colonial Williamsburg’s historic area covers more than 300 acres with 88 original 18th-century structures plus hundreds of houses shops and public buildings that have been rebuilt on their original foundations. Highlights include the Governor's Palace the mansion where seven British governors lived during colonial times
From $41.00

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Williamsburg Gardens

While strolling around, I did notice the lovely manicured grounds and gardens that are nestled everywhere. One that I enjoyed was right outside the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum on South...
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yorktown

for those interested in american history yorktown battlefield is a must see site in the williamsburg area. in 1781 the combined american and french forces under the command of general george...
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jamestown

a visit to williamsburg would not be complete with out stopping at the site of the jamestown settlement. the jamestown settlement was founded by captain john smith in 1607. jamestown was the first...
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A must see only 30 miles away

Do not skip amazing James River Plantations located just west of Williamsburg. But do not try to visit all nine, better take a few hours trip and visit one or two. I visited the Berkeley Plantation...
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Charles City: Plantation Country

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...
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Indian School at The College of William and Mary

Part of the original mandate for the College of William and Mary was the education of American Indians in Virginia. The Brafferton Indian School was established in the early 18th century however it...
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Carter's Grove Plantation

Located eight miles southeast of the Historic Area on the James River, Carter's Grove was home to Virginia's earliest settlers in the 1600s, to proud plantation owners and enslaved field workers in...
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Only 1 1/2 hours from the mountains

Williamsburg is situated very conveniently about 90 minutes away from the Blue Ridge Mountains. The education never stops as you approach Charlottesville. Up on a mountaintop, you will see a large...
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Visit the Williamsburg Winery....

Williamsburg Winery is Virginia's largest winery with an annual production of some 60,000 cases. With approximately 100 wineries in Virginia, the Williamsburg Winery accounts for almost one-quarter of...
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Get on a boat without ever leaving your car...

Take a ferry ride over to Surry. While there isn't much to see on the other side of the river, other than undeveloped farmland, the ride is very nice. While on the ship you can feed the seagulls, take...
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Presidents (Heads) Park

Looming like a patriotic Easter Island, Presidents Park contains the larger-than-life likenesses of all 43 presidents, most measuring 16-18 feet high! Signs give you lots of info on their...
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Jamestown Settlement & Yorktown Victory Center.

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...
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A Must See: Carter's Grove

Carter's Grove is eight miles from Colonial Williamsburg. It is a beautiful colonial plantation along the James River. The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation has created authentic displays and "living"...
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Windmill, Cooper, & Rural Trade Site

This is a photograph of the Robertson's Windmill which is located on North England Street, but it is a copy of the 1723 original windmill. It was reconstructed on its orginal site. this is a...
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Top Hotels in Williamsburg

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136 East Francis Street, Williamsburg, Virginia, 23185, United States
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105 Visitor Center Dr, Williamsburg, Virginia, 23185, United States
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310 South England Street, PO Box 1776, Williamsburg, Virginia, 23187, United States
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101 St. Andrews Drive, Williamsburg, Virginia, 23188, United States
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331 Bypass Road, Williamsburg, Virginia, 23185, United States
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1010 Kingsmill Rd, Williamsburg, Virginia, 23185, United States
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Top Things to Do in Williamsburg

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Governor's Palace

I've been to the Governor's Palace twice - once in 1962-63 when we lived in Norfolk, and again after my dad died in 1973. These photos are all from 1963 The first photo shows the Palace through the...
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Busch Gardens

Bought tickets online for Christmas Town several weeks ago. We had some concern that the tickets were not for a specific date, but we figured that BG knew what they were doing. Drove three hours from...
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Bruton Parish Church

Although the congregation was establish in 1694, this church that stands today was not built until 1715. It is an Episcopal church and has continuously served the congregation for 300 years. The...
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Colonial

Because we have horses, we know that a blacksmith makes all kinds of objects out of iron. The person who shoes horses is a Farrier which is a kind of blacksmith. The blacksmith James Anderson was...
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House of Burgesses

the original house of burgesses was established in jamestown in 1619. a burgess was a freeman of a borough. these elected colonists assembled in the house of burgesses. in 1699 the house of burgesses...
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Gaol - Jail

Every town needs a jail, or gaol is it was once called. Williamsburg was certainly no exception. Its old gaol had a live-in keeper, and a number of very austere cells. Free tours are given regularly,...
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"Pompeii of America!"
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"b1bob's Excellent Williamsburg Adventures"
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"Learning To Love History Via..."
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"Williamsburg - Virginia"
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