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Governor's Palace

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The luxurious palace of the loyalist governor, complete with meticulously replicated late 18th century furnishings.
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Northern End of Palace Green, Colonial Williamsburg, Williamsburg, VA
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It’s a beautiful place, from the outside. Unfortunately, it was closed when I got there so I only got to look on the outside. Really was disappointed. But, from the outside, it was really beautiful. The gardens from what I could see are also nice.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank christopherhalk
Reviewed 1 week ago

We normally start with the Governor's Palace when visiting Williamsburg. The tour guide which was Jerry did an excellent job of telling the story of the palace as well as other interesting facts from the time period. He really brought us back to the pre-revolutionary...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank EaglesFan27
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our tour was given by a very capable young guide/interpreter. Much of the history of the governors, the building, and the times was explained to us.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Scott H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Third Visit to Williamsburg and just cannot miss the Governor's Palace. Very Educational for those interested in that time period in our country's History.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank scottl055
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were pleased with our tour of the Governor's Palace. We got a private wheelchair entrance, and the rest of the house was fairly accommodating to us. We were unable to go upstairs, but one of the character actors sat with us and gave us...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank dananickerson82
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tour was very good (as always). It is a very worthwhile walk through. It sets the stage for understanding how the administration of the Colonies was managed in the 1700s.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank L0rdByr0n
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our guide at the Governor's Palace was invested in making our time their interesting in an enjoyable way. We traveled back with her to the period of time when it was inhabited by our forefathers.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Wayne L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I found the tour of the Governor’s Palace a good learning experience. The guide added some nice tidbits of history and background to the tour. It also makes touring the other houses more meaningful and puts life back then in perspective. We took children ages...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mark4AU
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a tour of the mansion and the ceilings were beautiful. Really enjoyed hearing the stories and seeing the wealth.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Bonnie5901
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The guide was very good. It was like she lived in that place and cared so much about it. She engaged the group by asking questions.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Sawsan S
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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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