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Governor's Palace

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Address: Northern End of Palace Green, Colonial Williamsburg, Williamsburg, VA
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+1 855-392-8473
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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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Geeze! What a beautiful place!

for years we went to Williamsburg but did not want to buy the expensive ticket to see this place! We finally broke down and i must say that it is worth the money to see this... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

for years we went to Williamsburg but did not want to buy the expensive ticket to see this place! We finally broke down and i must say that it is worth the money to see this Jewell! If you only going to be here once buy a ticket or become a member of the Association to get access its a... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went in January and on a day that the mansion was closed for touring. Though we didnt know that. We walked into the home and there was a tour guide waiting for a school group to come through and told us the home was closed. He did allow us to briefly look around and explained a few some history.... More 

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Salt Lake City
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I loved seeing all of the architecture of this building, the different rooms and what they were used for, the stories they told, how everything was decorated. Loved the grounds. Worth seeing!

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have been going to the governors place since I was a teenager I especially like the grounds Ever season has a special magic but I really like the spring Ever since I can remember I go there at least once a year I live in Williamsburg and have been to colonial Williamsburg for over 40 years

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very cool especially the weapons, and different rooms. Interesting and historical, take lots of pictures!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went to Colonial Williamsburg for the July 4th weekend. The kids enjoyed the historic features. The food was expensive! Next time we will pack a cooler and leave in the car. We found deli sandwiches/chips ($60 for family of 5). All the sit down restaurants were reservation only and full for the evening. That was very disappointing.

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Ardmore, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

With each docent who teaches you, you learn a bit more. We enjoyed learning about the colonial balls that were held here, the food and the royal governors.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A special place to visit. Each room provides an real-life experience into what was going on in the late 1700's. Docents are well versed and helpful.

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Reston, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They have multiple tours throughout the day, and that's the only way to see the palace from inside, except if you come between 4-5 PM. At least that's how it was during Christmas time. The group size could end up being too big though as it happened with us, and photo taking opportunities might be limited. My recommendation is to... More 

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Connellys Springs, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful place to visit and the history of the Palace was something that I could close my eyes and make believe I lived in that time. Will come back

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