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Governor's Palace

Northern End of Palace Green, Colonial Williamsburg, Williamsburg, VA
+1 855-392-8473
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The luxurious palace of the loyalist governor, complete with meticulously replicated late 18th century furnishings.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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Northern End of Palace Green, Colonial Williamsburg, Williamsburg, VA
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Reviewed yesterday

It's about an hour tour so plan ahead. And, you may wait in line for about 20 minutes. Definitely worth seeing the mansion and grounds. Lovely gardens.

Thank 757Marisa1111
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Reviewed 2 days ago

They believe that the governor adorned his entryway and halls with guns and swords as a show of power to visitors, it works.

Thank JDandAnna
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Reviewed 2 days ago

You have to buy a ticket for some of the attractions. This was one of them. It's more than worth the cost. It is, in a word, IMPRESSIVE! So much history and culture is on display. At the end of the guided tour you can...More

Thank John K
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The "Palace" is really a large home, but back in the 18th Century, when EVERYTHING was handmade or brought at great expense from England, it was more than adequate for their needs. The tour of the palace was quite informative. The docents are so knowledgeable...More

Thank Jo Ann C
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a great look of how England lived on the colony using us as slaves to better the King, everything was better here than in the colony, you will also see where future presidents were trained in law and many more exciting historical places

Thank Regina C
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Reviewed 2 days ago

If you get a chance to see one of the performances at the palace, do so! The actors are wonderful and the setting is truly beautiful. The gardens are amazing.

Thank Julie M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hey beautiful building holding a lot of interesting artifacts and information well worth taking the time out to go through.

Thank Joe L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The guided tour was excellent. Our guide had an answer to everything! Very cool to see each room in detail and the gardens are just amazing!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This Governors Palace visit is a guided tour and well worth it. You get to experience the building, arms, decor etc.. well laid out in a garden. You need a ticket to get in.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to the Governors Palace on the first day of our 3 day pass. Took the tour that was offered. Glad we did learn lots of things I wouldn't have picked up on.

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perkp123
29 May 2017|
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Response from Dennis B | Reviewed this property |
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
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perkp123
29 May 2017|
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Response from Kenneth E | Reviewed this property |
there is a triangle ticket you can get to see jamestown, williamsburg and yorktown. it's good for 7 days.
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Tarin R
29 April 2017|
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Response from bhquiltz | Reviewed this property |
I too have not heard of a private tour but encourage you to ask. I would think there are others who'd appreciate this service.
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