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Colonial Williamsburg

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101 Visitor Center Drive, Williamsburg, VA 23185-4565
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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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101 Visitor Center Drive, Williamsburg, VA 23185-4565
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Reviewed yesterday

This place is a real treasure. An entire colonial town, restored to it's original glory and populated with people that not only dress and talk as they did in the 1770's, They are actually doing the trades and occupations of those earlier residents. The cabinet...More

Thank txyz
Reviewed yesterday

There is little to compare to Christmas in Williamsburg. Step into the past and be swept away with so many displays, interpreters and activities. Weather is cold but not intolerable that time of year, and much preferred to the humidity of August. Their is so...More

Thank AlumniGCC
Reviewed 3 days ago

I spent the day touring Colonial Williamsburg. I went to college at William and Mary many years ago, but found the area surprisingly unchanged. The college has added some buildings, but everything was very recognizable. Colonial Williamsburg is the same. The tourist center is well...More

Thank Love2Travel06117
Reviewed 4 days ago

This was our annual week long trip to Williamsburg. We thoroughly enjoy coming in early December. We also come for a few days in the summer just to get the feel of different seasons. If you get a chance to buy an annual pass on...More

Thank Levon M
Reviewed 5 days ago

Every season of the year is a great time of the year to visit, but Christmas season is the best. Historic buildings are decorated with beautiful greens and natural materials. Candles are in the windows. Historic fife and drum demonstrations are often done during many...More

Thank bilodeau2015
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Visited Williamsburg in December 2017. Greatly enjoyed the historic precinct if town and I can appreciate the painstaking efforts to maintain the area in its period setting - a credit to all involved. It was very cold on our visit day, but the warm welcome...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 6 days ago

I love everything about Williamsburg. I have been coming here since I was a child and have loved every trip back since. The history and the way it is told here is fantastic, it is like being transported back in time. The area is beautiful...More

Thank SPFEsq
Reviewed 6 days ago

I have to make a pilgrimage to CW every Christmas holiday season as it is just gorgeous. Love walking DoG Street and seeing the decorations. Although it was cold, the trip was well worth it and gave me so much holiday spirit!!

Thank Denise T
Reviewed 6 days ago

Everyone told us how lovely Williamsburg would be at Christmas -- huh? A wreath here and there? But it is historic, so probably that was all that would be done then. No matter -- I loved the grounds, and homes/inns/mansion. We were given a schedule,...More

Thank sinnissippi
Reviewed 1 week ago

You need several days to see all of what this living museum has to offer. You can enjoy listening to and interacting with superb character interpreters. There are many special programs to enjoy. Take time to speak to the various interpreters and you will be...More

Thank Robert D
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Kaushal P
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Response from GaryKilbride | Reviewed this property |
The gift shop in the visitor center would be open, along with some restaurants. There is a huge difference between 4 PM and 5 PM in your scenario. If you get to the visitor center at 4 or shortly afterward you would still... More
18 December 2017|
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Response from FLChristianMom | Reviewed this property |
The Williamsburg Inn serves a Christmas buffet.