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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. Add Colonial Williamsburg and other attractions to your Williamsburg trip itinerary using our Williamsburg vacation planner.
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  • As a history buff I love Colonial Williamsburg. We have gone several times. I do find I like it more then my children do at this point. We have gone at several different times of the year and times of...  more »
  • We came before the real busy season so there were lots of repairs going on and the number of open shops and exhibits were limited. We ran into 2 very good characters that engaged us well. The rest of ...  more »
  • we visited in February so it was off season, but we found plenty to do for 3 days. The docents were great and very interactive  more »
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  • Will never stop loving this place. Gorgeous colonial buildings and amazing programs. Dining options in merchant square have better food, but can't beat the experience of eating dinner in the colonial area. Whole area is public and we walk our dog there on the weekend after the Saturday morning farmer's market in merchant square. Only need passes to go inside historical buildings (excluding restaurants and gift shops).
  • Amazing place. Full of history. Lots of walking so take your good walking shoes. You can bring food and drinks or just buy food at the local markets. If you have toddlers, bring your stroller and feel free to park it anywhere. There is people watching everywhere you can't go in with it.
  • Such a great representation of what our early country was like. So much education and history to be learned! Marveling at the architecture and old processes of the past is like none other. I had never heard of this until I got there, but I am very glad I did. Colonial Williamsburg is like none other and a must if you are in Virginia. The state has so much history everywhere you go, but this is a special spot nestled against William and Mary. Plenty of food and Bars in the immediate area when you need to rest your legs.
  • Great time visiting and experiencing the reenacted history. Give yourself at least 2 days to see it all. 2016 to end of year one day pass is good for the rest of the year if you are over 50.
  • Fun experience! My family had so much fun watching how life worked back in the 18th Century. I would recommend getting off on the second stop by the armory (coming off shuttle).