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Address: 101 Visitor Center Drive, Williamsburg, VA 23185-4565
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+1 855-392-8473
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Discover Colonial Williamsburg and become a citizen of the Revolutionary...

Discover Colonial Williamsburg and become a citizen of the Revolutionary City. Engage with the local community and experience firsthand the daily struggles of wartime. Explore our art museums, unleash your kids' inner colonists, tee off a game of golf, or relax and unwind at the Spa. Stay at one of the official Colonial Williamsburg hotels, with a variety of opportunities to shop and dine, and you'll never want to leave.

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Most tourists go to Colonial Williamsburg during the summer months. The first weekend of December is not to be missed. There are activities, music, food and atmosphere. They set... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Most tourists go to Colonial Williamsburg during the summer months. The first weekend of December is not to be missed. There are activities, music, food and atmosphere. They set up a skating rink right in the middle of Duke of Gloucester Street. At 6:00 PM they light all the Cressets along Duke of Gloucester Street. Then find a seat for... More 

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Central Florida, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The history and stories were great. Everybody I talked too stopped and took their time to explained anything I asked about. I was amazed to find they had roughly 200 full and part-time employees and met at least 3 with 25 plus years there. It seemed everybody loved their job and that made the day even better. Depending on the... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Williamsburg is a unique, outstanding attraction. It's original and recreation buildings blend seamlessly to recreate the atmosphere of a Colonial city in America. The interpretive staff is uniformly excellent, as are most of the people who work in other positions. Williamsburg is particularly good for families with children of all ages, but adults can enjoy it too. Truly a national... More 

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Newtown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We soaked in history! Amazing place. Beautiful. Do plan for several days to visit all nearby historic sites.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We spent the most of three days visiting the grounds and the buildings. We toured many of the buildings and found the stories interesting. We heard a speech by Thomas Jefferson which proved interesting and showed the views of our founding fathers.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Let me start by saying: "If you are okay with not being able to go inside most of the buildings if you are in a wheelchair or pushing a stroller, then you'll love this place!" Okay, now that I've gotten that out of the way! I don't expect historical places to be modified, but it is definitely not wheelchair friendly!... More 

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Glendale, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Well done...a Living museum with horse carriage rides, people dressed up in the attire of the days, very friendly...would recommend the visitor center before going and bring water! Would do this in multi days instead of one

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

this was part of our trip geared toward visiting Monticello. My family ( husband and 15 year old child) and I enjoyed the tours and demonstrations. My daughter loves American history so she found it interesting. I learned some facts about history that I didn't realize. We spent the entire day from 10-4 walking through the historic town and still... More 

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Danville, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You need a ticket to get into, basically, every building. Tickets are very expensive (in my opinion, overpriced). Luckily, I stayed at the Williamsburg Lodge for a conference and got a greatly discounted ticket. The employees were very knowledgeable and dressed in period costumes. The main reason that I was disappointed was because at the end of our exploration we... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We loved looking at all the old buildings and all the walking (but if I had any issues walking or climbing stairs I don't think it would be worth the money, you'd miss a lot). It was very relaxing and not busy at, but also there was just not that much going on here. I did expect more "interpreters" as... More 

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