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Colonial National Historical Park

Closes in 20 min: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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You neve fail to learn something new!

Having visited over many decades, this was a return trip with two granddaughters, now 9 & 11 who... read more

Reviewed August 17, 2017
Give yourself plenty of time to explore

This was the second trip my family has made here. Both times we were able to spread our visit out... read more

Reviewed August 14, 2017
amy m
Williamstown, New Jersey
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An area of southeast Virginia where the following major historical sites/towns are linked by a 23-mile road: Williamsburg, Jamestown, and Yorktown.
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Hours Today: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
1000 Colonial Pkwy, Yorktown, VA 23690
+1 757-898-2410
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Reviewed August 17, 2017

Having visited over many decades, this was a return trip with two granddaughters, now 9 & 11 who were here two years ago. They knew they wanted to visit the palace, the wig maker, and the Milliner for sure. It is good to take the...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed August 14, 2017

This was the second trip my family has made here. Both times we were able to spread our visit out over a few days. The package deals offered by our hotel made it a good value. Looking at the pricing separately, it seems kinda expensive....More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed August 4, 2017 via mobile

A great place to follow history and to walk around. There are several period correct restaurants that can put you back in time. Allow at least half a day to get the most of it. The meals can be expensive but they will be unforgetable.

Date of experience: December 2016
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Reviewed July 26, 2017

Colonial Williamsburg has much fulfilled and unfulfilled potential. What they do well they do superbly. They know how to make history come alive and in doing so they don't have to force it to make it relevant, it just becomes transparently, totally relevant. They know...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed July 20, 2017

I loved this place but I think it could do more. As an international visitor it was impossible to use an app. I missed a good map and guide source. They need a rental audio guide and they need a big contextualising film like st...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed July 17, 2017

I have been visiting Colonial Willamsburg since 1964. Every year That I return I find something new to learn. Whether you visit the palace, capital building, Barret Hall, eat at a tavern or take a carriage ride there is something for everyone here.

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed July 12, 2017

Colonial Williamsburg was reconstructed using original foundations and plans of each building, street and businesses. The actors portraying the people of the time are very good at what they do. You get the feel of what it was like to live during the period of...More

Date of experience: December 2016
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Reviewed July 10, 2017

Loved this historical park. As a history teacher, I loved every moment of walking the streets of historical Williamsburg. I loved how people are in character in all of the shops and streets. You feel like you stepped back in time...

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Sandy S
Reviewed June 27, 2017

We really enjoyed our visit, a step back in time. Carriage ride, open market, shops and history galore.

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed June 13, 2017

First a tip: If you visit Yorktown know that if you visit Jamestowne you can get half off your entrance fee to Jamestowne. I was here on a Sunday in June and I think that's a regular deal, nothing special going on. But check for...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Janet A
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Yes, that is definitely doable. My suggestion though would be to get an early start. Sounds like a good travel plan....have fun!!!