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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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The Dead of Night Ghost Tour
"The Dead of Night Ghost Tour meets a ghostly guide who takes you by candlelight down the dark streets of Williamsburg. Immediately hear of the bodies buried behind the homes and shops throughout town. Strange stories of the secret vault buried in the graveyard and dead bodies still lying below the church floors
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Witches of Williamsburg Tour
"The Witches of Williamsburg Tour takes you to the darker end of town where you will walk down hauntingly quiet and eerie streets. Hear of the many witch trials in Virginia beginning in 1626. Learn of the strange and frightening ways they tested for witchcraft. Who exactly ate those witches cakes made of urine and rye meal? On your way to the old jail listen carefully for the creeks of the Wagon of Death over on old Nicholson Street. Could the Wagon be coming for criminals housed in the jail? The gallows are just down the road a bit where cheering crowds are awaiting the gruesome hanging. Follow your guide to the very haunted Booker Tenement and the Jones family graveyard
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Merchants Square Tips (4)

merchants square

merchants square is located between the colonial williamsburg historic area and the college of william and mary. this colonial themed shopping and entertainment venue offers over 40 shops, bars, and restaurants. merchants square's outdoor patio bars are a nice place to relax after a day of touring colonial williamsburg.

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May 06, 2011

Merchants Square

Merchants Square is the shopping hub of downtown Williamsburg located at the westernmost part of the main avenue close to Wren Building.

It's longitudinal square with numerous stores and shops hidden behind large trees. There are a few restaurants and cafes with tables outside as well. As you can see in the picture some folks did some tall shopping.

Merchants Square is one of the earliest, if not first planned (1927) shopping district in the USA.

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matcrazy1
Apr 04, 2011

Merchants Square

After a day of sightseeing, tours, and listening to re-enactors' stories, you may want to return to the 21st century. In the evening, after most things in old Williamsburg have closed, head over to Merchants Square. This area of shops and restaurants has a variety of places to go, and is a pleasant place to just hang out.

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Tom_Fields
May 20, 2007

MERCHANT SQUARE STORES

Located along the Duke of Gloucester Street on the Blue Bus Line. A walking mall adjacent to the village containing several boutiques and well known name stores.

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Jan 12, 2004
 
 
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Things to Do Near Merchants Square

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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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Jamestown Settlement

This is a festival of sorts, held once a year since 1984. Re-enactors represent military personnel from 64 A.D. to present time. They are dressed in full period military attire that includes...
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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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DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum

The DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum presents a generous selection of the most important objects in the Colonial Williamsburg decorative arts collections. British and American antiques, pewter...
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Winery

I'd never been to a winery before, even though I adore the fruit of the vine. Williamsburg was my first, and only, so far. You drive in through the fields and they are really pretty. Inside, they've...
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College of William & Mary

The Sir Christopher Wren Building is the first building you see when approaching The College of William and Mary from Colonial Williamsburg. The building is said to be the oldest college building...
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