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Address: Northern End of Palace Green, Colonial Williamsburg, Williamsburg, VA
Phone Number: 18553928473
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The luxurious palace of the loyalist governor, complete with meticulously...

The luxurious palace of the loyalist governor, complete with meticulously replicated late 18th century furnishings.

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Part of the Colonial Willismsburg experience

This is the main house when you visit colonial Willismsburg. You will not be disappointed. Staff knowledgeable and interactive. Well maintained

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Uckfield, United Kingdom

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Uckfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is the main house when you visit colonial Willismsburg. You will not be disappointed. Staff knowledgeable and interactive. Well maintained

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Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We toured the Governor's Palace when visiting Colonial Williamsburg. The tour guides are very impressive with their knowledge and ability to answer any question about the home and the people that have lived in it. The grounds are gorgeous, even in the winter. We were very impressed!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Although I thought the entire Williamsburg attraction was overpriced, the Governor's Palace is very nice. The house doesn't take a super long amount of time to go around and the tours go quite frequently. There is also a hedge maze out in the garden and I bet on a warm day, the garden's are lovely to sit in and read... More 

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Westchester County, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Don't miss the Governor's Palace if you come to Colonial Williamsburg. The palace is a beautiful building, and a tour, required for entering, will increase your knowledge of the colonial period and the history of the State of Virginia. Be sure to explore the grounds behind the palace as well, including the maze and gardens.

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Orlando, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Palace was a beautiful and impressive place. It was set up as if there would be a Ball that evening to celebrate the birth of the new daughter of the Governor. The detailed history behind the marble floors, carpets, guns on the walls, how a party was hosted were all very informative.

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Upper Marlboro, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a time to see what royalty lived like in a Governor's Palace with a historic experience back in time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Governor's Palace is exactly that: a palace. While a few in Williamsburg lived in what for those days were respectable quarters, they must have been in awe of the opulence of the palace if they ever were invited to visit. I was.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We found touring this very interesting. If you love woodwork you will love this place. I also enjoyed visiting the kitchen where they were cooking an actual meal.

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Mebane, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our tour was a true insight into the people and times - how society worked and how people lived. We went here first - and I highly recommend it as a starting point to understand many of the other aspects of colonial life in Williamsburg.

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Bryantown, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The greens were hung and we had a great time exploring on our own from 4-5 PM. Any hunters will love the guns and swords.

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