Colonial Williamsberg

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Colonial Williamsburg takes you back to the 18th century with it's historically accurate buildings, authentic restaurants, and historic interpreters. The whole location stretches about a mile across and is filled with rich opportunities to experience history in a way that you never have before. Certain events occur right on main street, where you can hear the colonists discuss the issues related to an oncoming war, or hear a reading from the declaration of independence. Sometimes you'll stumble into an event without even knowing, as was my case when I was treated to some wonderful coffee in a period-accurate coffee shop. 

There are other events that you may have to pay extra to sign up for, but they are well worth the investment. I personally recommend the ghost tours and the witch trial. 

There are so many things to do and see that even three days wasn't enough to experience all of Williamsburg. I loved my experience there, and it gave me a better appreciation for colonial history. 

Shops, museums, hotels, and special events all add to the experience at Williamsburg, and you will be provided with a free bus service to give your legs a rest when you just can't walk anymore. 


Price: Moderate
Contact Number: (888) 965-7254
Hours of Operation:

Open 7 days a week all year, 9:00 am to 8:00 pm

Listing Type: Activities - Sightseeing



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Location Information:

Address: 101 Visitor Center Drive
Area/City Name: Williamsburg
District/State: Virginia
Postal Code: 23185
Country: United States

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User Comments:


Growing up in southeasern Virginia made a fieldtrip to Colonial Williamsburg inevitble, but I continued going back on my own as an adult year after year. The Colonial Williamsburg area has something going on daily, year round. Costumed reenactors make te area feel fun and authentic. Original architecture make for beautfiul photo ops.


I frequently visited Colonial Williamsburg during my time in Virginia. It's a wonderful place to people watch, shop and eat. It's educational and family friendly. Lots of great local items for purchase, for example wine and peanut butter. They have activities every day for all ages and with the College of William and Mary right there it doesn't stop at colonial dress...night life, theatre and live music can all be found in the evening hours. Loved it, and would recommend to anyone driving through Virginia, living there or as a vacation destination.

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