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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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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We took the tour of the Governor’s Palace. The tour was informative but the tour guide was a little snarky when someone asked a question. I think it was her sense of humor, she was from New York, but it rubbed me the wrong way....More

Thank Louisianagirl51
Reviewed 5 days ago

The tour guide/interpreter was excellent. The setting is the tale of the last Royal Governor that ruled over Williamsburg. Lots of information and a look into the grandiose lifestyle of the rich and powerful in Colonial Williamsburg.

Thank tacklentravel
Reviewed 6 days ago

Beautiful and the hostess was so knowledgeable. She was able to make us a part of the tour. It brought living in Colonial times to life.

Thank Barbara K
Reviewed 6 days ago

The governor probably lived the best life of all of the WIlliamsburg citizens. This is a beautiful property rich in history. Make sure you take a lot of pictures.

Thank Mario M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well done reproduction of the original building with appropriate furnishing. The tour guide was excellent.

Thank Catherine S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a reconstruction of the Palace during British times since the last palace burned in 1781 after the Battle of Yorktown. You start in the side visitors wing with a costumed guide, every 15-20 minutes, and make your way to the entryway covered with...More

Thank cfuller603
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the top highlights of my time in Williamsburg! The guided tour was fantastic and well worth the time to do. From the entry to the exit, the guide was simply wonderful and her presentation held your attention throughout.

Thank ahlewis2002
Reviewed 1 week ago

The palace and the palace grounds are beautiful. The tour guide provided lots of insight into how life was. The grounds include a maze which was fun, and beautiful gardens.

Thank Jan L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice building with a friendly guide . Great to see how some lived in the late 1700s. Good picture areas on the grounds

Thank tjk11
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting guide to much info ,not good for 2heelchair users no access to first floor, well restoresd to original decor it’s just like stepping back and n time

Thank Gordy119
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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.
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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.