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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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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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A must-see for history buffs

Enjoyed the information provided by the guide. It was a slow day in February so we were the only two in his group. Learned why they call the governor's residence a "palace". If... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Lynchburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Enjoyed the information provided by the guide. It was a slow day in February so we were the only two in his group. Learned why they call the governor's residence a "palace". If you can't do stairs you will miss out on the upstairs, there is no elevator.

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Whittier, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The house is great and the arms decorating its walls are a sight to see, but for nature lovers like me the garden is just gorgeous!

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

The palace is amazing! Don't miss it! But don't forget the out buildings and the gardens in the back--they are equally impressive.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed the staff, very friendly and knowledgeable. Beautiful structure and interesting part of or history.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A true representation of our wonderful history here in Williamsburg Va. Shouldn't be missed. All of the rooms have period furniture.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't miss this place on your tour of Colonial Williamsburg. The NRA would be proud of the display of weaponry on the walls . . . meant to impress the colonials, still impressive in the 21st century. The gardens, side buildings, lake and ice house are also not to be missed. This place is a highlight!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Governor's Palace is quite impressive though smaller and more modest compared to other stately homes and palaces. but, it definitely puts the idea of wealth and comfort in perspective when you consider the time period. the display of arms at the entrance and throughout the house is a little jaw-dropping. our guide was very knowledgeable and engaging. good place... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The only way to see this building is by doing the guided tour.The lady doing the tour was entertaining and educational and the house was interesting to look around. Worth doing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been to Colonial Williamsburg three times and this was my first time in the Governor's Palace. It is spectacular! It is all the more spectacular if you consider its age and the contemporary homes around it. Talk about classist/elitist. I'm not complaining, just pointing that out. This is a beautiful home full of splendor. The tour guides are of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The building and grounds are spectacular. Beautifully maintained, the building is a stunning example of period architecture.

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