Colonial Williamsburg, Williamsburg

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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. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Williamsburg holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Colonial Williamsburg and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • This is the first time we visited in the winter. Unlike the summer, there were few visitors. The staff were eager to talk, almost over-eager. We basically had a private talk on Folk Art in the Rockefe...  more »
  • Lots going on in the area of Colonial Williamsburg. The reinactors take it seriously and you can not get them out of character. We participated in the trails and enjoyed this perspective of historical...  more »
  • For the third time in my life I visited Colonial Williamsburg and it did not disappoint! Still well maintained and once again I thought "I am never too old to learn something new." I think that I appr...  more »
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  • There's a small, stagecoach in the middle where there were actors portraying and reciting Christmas Carol (during Christmas time festivities). They may have other, seasonal shows just checkout the stagecoach (that looks like a prop).

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