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Colonial Williamsburg

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Colonial Williamsburg is the only place that takes you back in time to the dawn of America. This isn't just a place where things once happened. They're happening, right now, here in the 18th century. We're the place where the idea of our country is...more
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101 Visitor Center Drive, Williamsburg, VA 23185-4565
+1 855-392-8473
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I’ve been here multiple times. Something about it always makes me feel peaceful. Grand Illumination was beautiful. I love touring the buildings, & eating at the restaurants in the historic area. They have some great programs you can sign up for; unfortunately they are starting...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Tracy W
Reviewed 4 days ago

We have visited Colonial Williamsburg every couple of years since the mid 1980s and it never gets old! There is always something new to enjoy, be it new exhibits or programs. The staff and volunteers are incredibly knowledgeable and go out of their way to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank BobinOdessa
Reviewed 5 days ago

I don't know where to begin or how to do Williamsburg justice. My wife and I have visited here numerous times and finally decided to move here permanently. This is a major oasis for history lovers. Williamsburg is only one leg of the Historic Triangle;...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is the most amazing place -- always something interesting to do or see. Participation is the key to enjoying CW. The programs, interpreters and presentations are way more than they sound like in the brochure and something for every age and interest. Really good...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Marti K
Reviewed 5 days ago

We did enjoy we were able to see during the shutdown and we are playing to re-visit Colonial Willamsburg

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank DonaldE496
Reviewed 6 days ago

Very nice to see how the initial settlers lived. Very educational and entertaining . You get to experience how they lived. I even bought costume jewelry ( sterling silver garnet ring and earrings) in one of the shops and very pleased with them. On one...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank terezitapgc
Reviewed 6 days ago

We went to the lighting ceremony to begin our Christmas time visit. It is held at night and the street lighting was beautiful. Nice atmosphere and great fireworks to see. Check their website to get details of events-lots to experience. Be sure to visit the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank J G
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It was nice to walk through. Not a must see. I didnt buy a ticket for the shops. My host who lives here said it isnt worth it. Nice place to take leisurly walk.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank hellerado
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Had a great tour of the grounds and the history of the area with a local tour guide we found Great tour

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank jprince2018
Reviewed 6 days ago

We moved to Williamsburg a few years ago, and I absolutely love living here. Colonial Williamsburg is awesome. There’s so ,I have to see and do. I enjoy just walking down Duke of Gloucester Street. So much history.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Mark M
January 27, 2019|
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Response from omagin | Reviewed this property |
There are large grassy areas all around Williamsburg. The museums are set back almost half a block. Parking is close there. Behind the courthouse is another huge area, and a lemonade stand is close by. Have a great time... More
January 7, 2019|
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That’s something I can’t answer but I suspect there is a service in the city. I would google that question.
November 30, 2018|
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Response from omagin | Reviewed this property |
Christmas in Williamsburg is magic. Visit with Thomas Jefferson or George Washington or one of the other gentlemen in the palace garden. Go to one of the wonderful concerts. Visit the museums and see the Christmas tree with... More