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Governor's Palace

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The luxurious palace of the loyalist governor, complete with meticulously replicated late 18th century furnishings.
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Northern End of Palace Green, Colonial Williamsburg, Williamsburg, VA
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Reviewed yesterday

Beautiful building and grounds with a fine collection of Colonial era furnishings and other items. Tour guides are very knowledgeable and friendly. Must stop and visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ross T
Reviewed 2 days ago

You have to see how the governor lived. This spacious mansion is both beautiful and reveals so much of our colonial history. It's been updated recently and beautiful. The tour guides do a great job of providing the history of the home and it's occupants.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Holly W
Reviewed 1 week ago

As far as I was concerned, this was one of the top two buildings I visited in Colonial Williamsburg. Not only was the inside full of history and beautiful at the same time, but the outside gardens were as well. The garden maze was fascinating....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Kay T
Reviewed 1 week ago

You begin your tour in the entry hall decorated by swords and muskets and continue past various rooms to the upstairs bed chambers of the Governor, his wife and their daughters. The house is beautifully decorated with nice furnishings. Outside you can visit a cellar,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank post203
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautifully restored palace that also is a venue for various day and evening presentations in Colonial Williamsburg. The grounds and gardens in back are meant to be enjoyed after the tour of the house. Gorgeous!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 949sharonl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on the tour, and the kids were bored, but when we went into the gardens, they let out their energy happily playing in the maze for quite a while. It was a good thing to do.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jim A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Colonial Williamsburg at its finest. This mansion shows the martial flavor befitting the representative of the King of England. Incredible detail in construction, decore, materials - you name it. This place is palatial.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank RickM925
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can tell a lot from the way people decorate their homes, especially those who are in power. The first thing you see is a rotunda lined with guns. A statement of power for sure. The small intimate dining room was dwarfed by the large...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kelleygirl2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A must see in Williamsburg. The assigned Governor had it made, "show off" weapons from the battery, food from nearby.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Bel0S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our tour guide (and I sincerely wish I could remember his name to give him credit!) gave one of the most animated and fantastic guided tours of a historic property that I've ever heard (and I've been on a LOT of tours). Highly recommend seeing...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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May 29, 2017|
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Response from Dennis B | Reviewed this property |
Go to the Williamsburg visitor center, there, you can get a bundle or like a day or two pass for the events that happen to be open that day. First, get a visitor schedule at the desk when you enter the center to see what is... More
May 29, 2017|
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Response from Kenneth E | Reviewed this property |
there is a triangle ticket you can get to see jamestown, williamsburg and yorktown. it's good for 7 days.
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Response from bhquiltz | Reviewed this property |
I too have not heard of a private tour but encourage you to ask. I would think there are others who'd appreciate this service.