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Governor's Palace

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Address: Northern End of Palace Green, Colonial Williamsburg, Williamsburg, VA
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9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Description: The luxurious palace of the loyalist governor, complete with meticulously...
The luxurious palace of the loyalist governor, complete with meticulously replicated late 18th century furnishings.
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Colonial Williamsburg City Tour

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Great Architecture

Provided a great understanding of the building architecture and life style of the wealthy English rulers of Williamsburg and the Colonies prior to the revolution.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
Megangams
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Massachusetts
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Baltimore, Maryland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015 NEW

they had a reenactment in front of the palace one morning. it was fun. the palace was ok. glad we bought the day pass, and we didn't pay extra for it.

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Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

Provided a great understanding of the building architecture and life style of the wealthy English rulers of Williamsburg and the Colonies prior to the revolution.

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Soddy Daisy, Tennessee
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

30 minute tour - very good guides. A lot to take in but if you manage your time you can make the most of it all in two days.

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Stoneham, Massachusetts
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

There wasn't much to this tour. I didn't feel that the tour guide knew much beyond her script of information on the house and there were a ton of people squeezed into the tour making it difficult to see everything even in one room.

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Charlestown
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

We found the Governor's Palace tour very entertaining. The gentleman who guided us was very animated but yet impressed the history upon those in the tour. Excellent reproduction of that time period for the rich British Governor.

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Glenville, West Virginia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
22 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

We have been through the Governor's Palace a few times and each time I am there I am still awed by it and learn something new. Great place to start your day exploring Williamsburg!!

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Florence, South Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Valerie was a fantastic guide. Kept the 5th graders interested for 3 hours!! Engaged the children and had a great sense of humor!

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Columbus, Ohio, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

They do such a great job at Williamsburg of making every experience make you feel like it's 1776. Don't miss this attraction!

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Daniels
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Is a reconstruction of the original building but it is beautiful nonetheless. Make sure that you get the pass to go inside all the buildings. You won't regret it.

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Wilbraham, Massachusetts
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

The Governor's Palace made one historical fact very clear - the Governor was the King's representative in the Virginia Colony. The Palace was impressive - from the entry hall beautifully decorated with weaponry (really), to the lovely gardens. Be sure to leave yourself plenty of time to tour the palace, the outbuildings, and the gardens.

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