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Address: 101 Visitor Center Drive, Williamsburg, VA 23185-4565
Phone Number:
+1 855-392-8473
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes

Discover Colonial Williamsburg and become a citizen of the Revolutionary...

Discover Colonial Williamsburg and become a citizen of the Revolutionary City. Engage with the local community and experience firsthand the daily struggles of wartime. Explore our art museums, unleash your kids' inner colonists, tee off a game of golf, or relax and unwind at the Spa. Stay at one of the official Colonial Williamsburg hotels, with a variety of opportunities to shop and dine, and you'll never want to leave.

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Grand Illumination A Must

We visited the first weekend of December. The weather was beautiful. The houses nicely decorated for the time period (of course). We arrived early to get a parking spot in the... read more

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited the first weekend of December. The weather was beautiful. The houses nicely decorated for the time period (of course). We arrived early to get a parking spot in the lot for if you arrive later you are apt not to get in the parking lot. Towards evening it gets very crowded for the fireworks, BUT don't let a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The more we do and see the more history there is to remember. It is truly amazing how much we learn by just walking around. The people are very accomadating and are happy to explain everything. I do NOT recommend going in jan. Not a lot going on for battles and reenactments.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This historical place is a must visit, me family and friends love all the history ,did you know that blacks own land in colonel williamsburg, or a historic church was built in colonel williamsburg by blacks ,or that this place has a ice skating rink ,right now ,so you can go skating, and eat at the wonderful taverns, there is... More 

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Salt Lake City
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I LOVE history and I loved this attraction. I thought it was fascinating! It is well worth the money in my opinion. I think this is great for couples or families. I'm not sure how young children would like it. It was so interesting to go into all the buildings and seeing what life was like inside. I was fascinated... More 

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Philadelphia, PA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went on the Friday after Thanksgiving and I'm not sure if the staff were off at Black Friday sales, or they were just understaffed. We were disappointed to find SEVERAL of the "exhibits"/sights were closed. The Medicine store was closed as well as the woodworkers. The maps were very difficult to understand and we took forever to find the... More 

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Irwin, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We love the restaurants and walking around the shops! Very nice, quaint, area with lots to see, eat, and experience!

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Clifton, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I am partial to Colonial Williamsburg because I have been going there for over 45 years! It is always magical to me...stepping back into the 18th Century and hearing the history of our independence from the interpreters and soaking up the ambience of the lifestyle of early America. The food, the tavern, the music, the reconstruction are a true gift... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Colonial Williamsburg is beautiful all year. During the spring,summer, fall and holiday season there activities for the whole family. Williamsburg can be a family vacation or a romantic getaway. There are all kinds of restaurants,hotels and bed and breakfast places to stay. Visit the official website for ideas and details.

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Salisbury, MD
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The grand illumination was nice but it was extremely crowded. It was difficult to park and hard to move around. The decorations are really amazing as they are made with live greenery and fruits. It was so busy you really could not visit inside the buildings. If you want to go I would suggest going during the week when it... More 

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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stopped here while on the way home from a hectic Christmas Family Trip. We love history and this place is masterpiece. We spent a long day, but have easily spent 2 or 3. The city is great for just walking around, but do get the ticket where you see the Palace and go into the homes and shops. The... More 

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