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Colonial Williamsburg, Williamsburg

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Historic Site · History Museum
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Step back in time to the days of the Founding Fathers and the Revolutionary War at Colonial Williamsburg. The interactive, living-history museum--which covers 122 hectares (301 acres)--is actually a network of restored Colonial structures manned by costumed, in-character employees. Ride in a rented horse-drawn carriage down the cobblestone streets past the Governor's Palace and Capitol Building. Walk through Merchants Square, an 18th-century marketplace dotted with original storefronts. Take part in America’s fight for independence during a reenactment of the storming of the Governor's Palace or the march to victory at Yorktown. You can even participate in a trial. Purchase the combined Historic Triangle ticket for discounted entries to Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown, and Yorktown. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Colonial Williamsburg and many more Williamsburg attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Williamsburg tour itinerary site.
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  • First of all, I would like to say what a beautiful, well preserved and well maintained place this is. My family and I went for a visit on a Wednesday to see if we wanted to go back and pay for... 
    First of all, I would like to say what a beautiful, well preserved and well maintained place this is. My family and I went for a visit on a Wednesday to see if we wanted to go back and pay for...  more »
  • Unless this place has taken steps to improve, it was a mess. Reservations in the Rockefeller Room, place out of control and the Manager unwilling to control little kids screaming and running around. 
    Unless this place has taken steps to improve, it was a mess. Reservations in the Rockefeller Room, place out of control and the Manager unwilling to control little kids screaming and running around.  more »
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  • I'm a former employee so I may be biased but I have always enjoyed Colonial Williamsburg. Much more so In the off season when it's not crowded but enjoyable all the same. If you're visiting Virginia it's definitely worth checking out. Also if you're a visitor from out of state or country there are many other honorable mentions within 50 miles, Westover, Berkeley and Shirley plantations in Charles city are also quite amazing!
  • Very beautiful old town. Great restaurants, lots of parking, great job of revitalized architecture and planning. There are a lot of historical notes all over explains day to day life of 1700s colonialists.

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