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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.
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Northern End of Palace Green, Colonial Williamsburg, Williamsburg, VA
+1 855-392-8473
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Governor’s Palace in Williamsburg is a must see for any visitor to the restored capital of colonial Virginia. It is built in the style of William and Mary, for whom the city was named. The public rooms were intended to impress visitors about the...More

Thank NelsonVNile
Reviewed 3 days ago

We have visited multiple times and last summer with grandkids. We have usually had some great guides who worked well with the tour group, with good questions that added to the tour. This past weekend we visited with a friend who is also a regular...More

Thank vtcc64
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Governor's Palace is always a must stop for us. Even after all the years we have been visiting Williamsburg, this is one of our main go-to places. Stepping onto the grounds transports one back in time and gives the best experience one could have...More

Thank Evil_E207
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

You can tour the kitchen, cellars (bring a flashlight), and gardens on your own, but must tour the palace itself with a guide (unless you wait until the very end of the day). Our guide told us a wealth of information and pointed out lots...More

Thank Melissa M
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Governor's Palace is part of Colonial Williamsburg. The inside of the house is very pretty. Our tour guide wasn't the best, but it didn't detract from the over interest in the palace. The cook did a good job of explaining her roll in the...More

Thank Katie K
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the best tour taken while at Historic Williamsburg. Our guide was excellent and knew how to engage with all ages, and was particularly good at drawing the attention of young children. Fascinating to learn about the history of the Royal Governor's Palace and...More

Thank elandja
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the self-guided tour which for us was very enjoyable beings we only had less than 1 hr to tour it. There was staff standing by in period costume to answer questions or inform we wished.

Thank Tanya H
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the many interesting buildings to tour within Colonial Williamsburg. Be sure and take one of the guided tours. Very informative.

Thank Gary E
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is not to be missed on a visit to Williamsburg. There's so much history in this building that even non-history buffs will find interesting.

Thank scarletman1972
Reviewed 1 week ago

The palace is beautiful and impressive. The costumed guides are informative and helpful. It certainly gives you a sense of the comfort and privilege it was to live in the palace. Quite a contrast to other houses. Be sure to walk through the garden. It's...More

Thank Annie143Florida
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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
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.
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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