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Haute Chocolate!

This may be the equivalent of the salons in France but it is so much better, The ideas exchanged... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2018
Cincinnati, Ohio
Lots of hands on activities!

Definitely make your way to the Powell House. Its waaay at the end of Duke of Gloucester Street... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2018
Williamsburg, Virginia
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15 Aug 2018
“Haute Chocolate!”
19 Jun 2018
“Lots of hands on activities!”
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101A Visitor Center Dr, Colonial Williamsburg, Williamsburg, VA 23185-4565
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Reviewed 16 August 2018

This may be the equivalent of the salons in France but it is so much better, The ideas exchanged here lead to the great break up with England. The small rooms held big egos and ideas. BUT you can sample the best drink in the...More

Thank IrishVoodoo
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Definitely make your way to the Powell House. Its waaay at the end of Duke of Gloucester Street behind the Capitol Building. The hands on activities make it worth while. Lovely garden as well.

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Reviewed 7 June 2017

The docents were dressed according to the times and gave easy to understand explanations of the work and people of the 18th century.

Thank lynnshellpoint
Reviewed 3 May 2017

We struck lucky on Christmas Day ... there were several of the re-enactors on site..... we got a great insight into family life in the 1770s. Magnificent house.

Thank Boarders1954
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

After discovering that this house was closed, I asked the driver of the shuttle bus about it and he told me that it use to be a hands on location for children where they could experience life during colonial times but that is closed months...More

Thank jehenson81
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Had a new experience visiting this house ... definitely brought up some things I had never considered before.

Thank Judy23
Reviewed 28 November 2016

The Powell House is included in the Colonial Williamsburg passes. It contains hands-on activities, mostly geared to children. In a working kitchen children can help the cook prepare colonial recipes and clean dishes. In the yard and inside the house there are various games that...More

Thank Diane B
Reviewed 30 July 2016

It was really hot the day we visited here, and the house/outbuildings had no air conditioning. So we, along with the interpreters working there, were sweltering. This made it difficult to stay as long as we would have liked. There is a working kitchen here,...More

Thank barnhok
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

One of the 80 plus original houses remaining intact within Colonial Williamsburg, the Powell House is more than 200 years old! A visit will bring you back in time and give you a better understanding of social status, life and work during that period for...More

1  Thank CuriousTraveller5678
Reviewed 29 June 2016

This is a place even the teens had fun with. Lots of games to play and the staff encourages them to try it out and help. The lady in the kitchen was great, sharing her tips on how cooking and storing food back then was...More

Thank _susanne_D22
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