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Governor's Palace, Williamsburg

Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.7/5 based on 1,500+ reviews on the web
See where royal governors and the state's first two elected governors, including Thomas Jefferson, once lived. Governor's Palace gives insight into how Virginia’s powerful men lived in colonial times. Destroyed by a fire in 1781, the current palace has been reconstructed based on the original foundation and archaeological evidence that survived the fire. Walk in the footsteps of some of Virginia’s most influential men as you explore the many lavish rooms decorated with weaponry from the period. In the gardens behind the palace, guides in period dress perform re-enactments of historical events that took place here. The guided tour is a must. See Governor's Palace and all Williamsburg has to offer by arranging your trip with our Williamsburg travel itinerary maker.
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  • Out tour guide was good. Recommend guided tour over self tours at least for your first time through. 
  • My family did tour the Governor's Palace. Fascinating. Helps you get the feel of the era. The guided tour helps you learn more about the building. 
  • The Governor's Palace is worth seeing. The tour guide was very knowledgeable, but you could tell her recitation was rote memory. There was little intonation or warmth in her spiel. A self-guided tour ...  read more »
  • Neat old house. It was nice to see such an old treasure of our county restored and viewable by the public. Yes, the weapon wall in the entrance was amazing, I'm guessing it was even more amazing for the people that say in the day.
  • Most elaborate building in colonial Williamsburg. Shows how the governor lived in colonial Williamsburg
  • Very cool historical building at Colonial Williamsburg. We had a tour of the building and our guide was very interesting and informative. If you're at Colonial Williamsburg this is a must-see.
  • Most peaceful spot in Colonial Williamsburg. My favorite. Climb the Mount and look out over the sprawling gardens and maze behind the palace.
  • My family and loved it. Great experience, very educational and yet fun.
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