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Colonial Williamsburg, Williamsburg

Categories: History Museums, Historic Sites, Museums, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
4.3/5 based on 7,500+ reviews on the web
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. Add Colonial Williamsburg and other attractions to your Williamsburg trip itinerary using our Williamsburg vacation planner.
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  • I first came in 2000 and always wanted to spend more time here. This time I came with my wife and spent much more time in exploring this wonderful place. It is truly a trip back in time and as an Engl...  read more »
  • Colonial Williamsburg is one of our favorite places to go. We always find something new, different and interesting to do and see. 
  • Went for a girls trip and had a great time. A lot of history. The people there are so knowledgeable and friendly. You can tell that they love their jobs. There is so much to see and do. We spent 2 ful...  read more »
  • Absolutely awesome, but pricy. Check the schedule before you go - if you buy a day pass on Sunday you'll spend money on pretty much a ghost town. If you do buy a pass on a day which isn't Sunday (seriously don't buy a pass on Sunday) the experience is great and the tours are fantastic. The area is accessible without a pass but you won't be permitted into the buildings. Expect to spend way too much money at the gift shop. Food on premise is reasonably priced and the taverns are a good experience.
  • Start counting the cigarette butts all over the place, trash building up. Cutting massive trees down. DOG Street is all about making money when there is no dog anywhere around but lots of dog products to buy. Prices are up and attendance down. The new president is all about having a Disneyland experience. Thank God for the buildings and the Nation Builders. Maybe the new president will go away - please. You're ruining this place.
  • We got a multi day pass, but found we could see most of it in a day. Great place to learn about colonial life in general, but especially about the Revolutionary War. The Governor's Masion was definitely a highlight - so grand. Also, there's a restaurant there with family seating. Food was good and it was cool meeting other diners/travelers there.
  • I just returned home from taking my son and his friend to Williamsburg, Jamestown, and Yorktown. They are very energetic 9 and 10 year olds who need to have things to do almost constantly. With that said, they really didn't enjoy Williamsburg, they LOVED Jamestown and also very much enjoyed the Yorktown Victory Center. Williamsburg is very commercialized and it feels like you're just walking around looking at buildings with nothing to do or interact with. I would skip the expensive one and bring the kids to Jamestown and Yorktown. They will enjoy it so much better!
  • My days there were absolutely wonderful. The staff and volunteers were genuinely kind and very helpful. The history and information provided is incredibly detailed. The people really know what they're talking about. Accommodations for handicapped people are provided and the staff go out of their way to help them. Food and goods prices were as expected of a tourist attraction, but not that expensive. I would definitely say that my stay was 5 stars out of 5.
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