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You have to buy a ticket for the tour but it is worth every penny. You will learn about the British governors as well as the first four American governors who lived here, including Patrick Henry. It will make you proud to be an American.
This was our first stop in Colonial Williamsburg. The building was absolutely stunning on the outside with the gate and balcony. Our tour guide was very informative and funny; we had a great time and got to immerse ourselves in some great history. The outside...More
I have mobility challenges and the governs palace did a good job allowing me to visit this site. They had chairs available in all the rooms and a iPad video of the upper level to allow me to see it without going upstairs. Several other...More
You could tell our guide really knew his stuff and enjoyed relating his information. He was never upset by questions - especially from the youngsters. It was hard to believe that someone as young as he would have that in depth knowledge.
Our group had several school aged children, and our tourguide told a lot of facts that would appeal to them. The tour was probably 20-30 minutes but it moved along at a good pace, moving from one room to the next. The palace is air-conditioned!...More
The Governor’s Palace at Colonial Williamsburg is the crowning jewel. It is a magnificent and beautiful edifice with charming gardens and side buildings. There is a walled fruit garden, a wonderful maze and many other delightful spots. The walkways are covered with crushed white shells...More
On the day we visited after 4 pm we were able to walk yourself through the Governor's Palace.
The gardens outback are beautiful, and the formal ballroom was a lot of fun as the ladies working there played music when my daughter and I entered....More
We are a family of 4 with a teenager and a 5th grader. We hadn't planned on doing the Children's Tour of the Palace, but the staff recommended it. With just one appropriately aged child, the whole family can go.
The guide did a wonderful...More
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
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 open on which day then, depending on your schedule, you can get the appropriate pass. When we lived in VA, we always had a Patriot pass - good for a year, but you can get smaller passes a day or two.