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Merchants Square

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  • Average9%
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“farmers market”(16 reviews)
Inspired by the rich architectural heritage of the 18th century, Merchants Square blends the atmosphere found in the adjacent Historic Area of Colonial Williamsburg with 21st-century shopping and dining. This is a shopping experience unlike any...more
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134 N Henry St, Williamsburg, VA 23185-4138
+1 757-565-8889
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All reviews cheese shop farmers market specialty shops dog street pub lots of shops colonial williamsburg fat canary quaint shops short term candy store free samples ice skating great shopping great place to shop book store kimball theater historical area
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful pedestrian mall with restaurants, specialty stores. Binns Fashion Shop has relocated. Wythe Candy, Peanut Shop among the classics. Two or three upscale restaurants, Baskin Robbins, Cheese Shop deli, Mellow Mushroom. Walkable to historic area. Has fee-based parking garage.

Thank Kim H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came for Columbus day weekend as we had never visited here before. The shops are so unique for gifts you wont find elsewhere. There was an art festival as well. Great place to walk, shop, and grab a bite to eat!

Thank Simonedebbie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are a lot of restaurants here and most got great reviews on Trip advisor. There are also a lot of small shops here, and are all within walking distance to each other. The Christmas Shop is small and a little pricey. They also have...More

Thank Deborah J B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Seemed a bit contrived, perhaps superficial; although attempting an historical balance, it still had a modern mall atmosphere.

Thank RonWamberal
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice area to walk around and shop and get a bite to eat. Convenient parking all around and right at the start of historic Duke of Gloucester st.

Thank Jonathan R
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Had a good lunch (at Aromas) & then tasted some wine at Williamsburg Winery in Merchant square. It was nice but it was not like being at the winery.

Thank pnd5618
Reviewed August 22, 2018 via mobile

It is a great place to hang,out shop,learn,and get some candy!!!!! We had a great time there and will be going back soon

Thank Julia M
Reviewed August 18, 2018

I recently visited here for the first time with my family. There were more shops here than we were actually staying which was fantastic! We purchased lots of gifts, including from a great candy store also selling Virginian peanuts, and I really enjoyed the William...More

Thank Victoria N
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Nice variety of shops to walk around. Not super easy with a stroller but doable. Nice day out with the family.

Thank Megan S
Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

This is a nice area in which to take a break when visiting W and M or CW. There are lots of places to eat and some very nice shops. I noticed that a “Mellow Mushroom” will coming soon. There are benches throughout and plenty...More

Thank Tracey L
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Julia M
August 21, 2018|
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Response from wendymF3327FO | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are allowed. There is even a restaurant that allows them on the patio. Saturday at the wonderful farmer's market, it almost turns into a dog show as well but all dogs "MUST" be well behaved. No fighting or aggression... More
Sandy Z
July 13, 2018|
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August 3, 2017|
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Response from boxshop | Reviewed this property |
Angel the stores do typically close but restaurants are open. It is highly recommended to get reservations. It can be busy. Enjoy this beautiful area. Safe travels.