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Merchants Square

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Address: 134 N. Henry Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185
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+1 757-565-8889
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Sun 12:00 - 18:00
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Inspired by the rich architectural heritage of the 18th century, Merchants...

Inspired by the rich architectural heritage of the 18th century, Merchants Square blends the atmosphere found in the adjacent Historic Area of Colonial Williamsburg with 21st-century shopping and dining. This is a shopping experience unlike any other. We offer the best in personal service, high-quality merchandise, world-class food, and shop owners who really care.

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More than the "Square"

Merchants Square is the commercial center of Colonial Wiliamsburg, nestled between the College of William and Mary and the historic buildings along the one-mile Duke Of Gloucester... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Merchants Square is the commercial center of Colonial Wiliamsburg, nestled between the College of William and Mary and the historic buildings along the one-mile Duke Of Gloucester ("DOG") street. But the Square is more than just the shops and restaurants in the one-block area on DOG street --- Merchants Square also includes shops and restaurants on nearby Prince George Street... More 

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Kinston, North Carolina
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful little area to walk and relax and look at all the shops. My family and I enjoy making an evening out of this area.

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Thank jturnerswvfd
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved every store we went in! Staff very friendly and pleasant Love all the different stores to chose from

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Thank regnawhcs
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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10 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A trip to Williamsburg is not complete unless you make a trip downtown to Merchant's Square. It's very quaint and pulls you further back to colonial times as part of a visit down Duke Of Gloucester Street. The shoppes are very specialized and are interesting to visit, but can be very pricey as other reviewers have mentioned. But hey, it's... More 

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Thank Wendy F
Williamsburg, Virginia
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607 reviews
239 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

They do a great job decorating and making a great Christmas atmosphere. The shops are great to browse, just be ready for some large prices.

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Detroit, Michigan
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204 reviews
83 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

There are many shops here varying in what they sell from fine china, clothes, toys, candy, peanuts, bake goods and more. Some of the food shops have samples which helps to make decisions. Parking is short term and sometimes difficult to find a space. Crowds are acceptable except during special events. Sign up on their website to keep informed.

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Thank Marathon59
Roanoke, Virginia
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26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Cute shops line the paths and if you go on Saturdays excluding winter months they have vendor tents and tables lining the street. During Christmas time there is even an ice rink. Everything is really touristy but with my obsession of collecting gold thin place ornaments that say the places name I have to go in. Is that fudge I... More 

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Aiken, South Carolina
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314 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

We enjoyed our visit to Merchants Square but found merchandise to be a bit pricey; however, our main criticism is that most of the merchandise is imported from China, Thailand, etc. We found this to be true even in most of the shops in Colonial Williamsburg. We choose not to pay the prices asked for souvenirs which are not made... More 

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Salisbury, Maryland
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133 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Even if you are not interested in buying or eating much of anything this is a nice place to walk. With it being right between the College and the historical part its a nice stroll. Especially if you like the colonial aspects of the architecture. The hubby and myself always come to walk all the way through it and enjoy... More 

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Adairsville
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255 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

The stores have a colonial look to the outside but are modern on the inside. At night it becomes magical with the white "fairy lights" in the trees. It is always fun to look for "colonial" souvenirs and enjoy ice cream or candy stores.

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