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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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Favorite place in Colonial Williamsburg

Love the grounds, enjoy the tour. Very peaceful setting. The actors do a wonderful job describing colonial times and the family that lived in the palace.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Upper Marlboro, Maryland
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Upper Marlboro, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Love the grounds, enjoy the tour. Very peaceful setting. The actors do a wonderful job describing colonial times and the family that lived in the palace.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The Governor's Palace is the leading exhibit building in Colonial Williamsburg. Furnished according to the inventory of the next-to-last royal governor, and interpreted as if the last royal governor were still in residence, the palace is a must-see location in Williamsburg.

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Gainesville, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Love the Palace, but have to tell you it is really dependent on the interpreter leading the tour. Happened to be here last summer, San brought kids with us this trip. The personalization and enthusiasm of ast year's tour was far better with inclusion of added info; far more than the bare bones fact tour this year.

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Monmouth, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Another fine Mansion that is well worth a visit along with the other buildings on this large site. The guide was very good and the history and interiors fascinating. The gardens are also worth a look.

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Hunt Valley, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Access comes with the purchase of a day or multiday pass to Colonial Williamsburg. I'd suggest a multiday pass since you can't see it all in one day. If you have Triple A and have kids you can get your kids the multi day pass for the same price as the single day pass at the time of this review.... More 

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Sarnia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Very interesting Palace. Opulance to the extream. For the day they lived a very good life. Very intimidating display of arms in a majestic setting with the only Marbel floor in the Colony. All made possible by a society based around owning and having slaves.

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The curators have a great story to tell about the Palace and it's history, and the rooms and sites and history are all quite interesting. Don't miss this stop on your visit to Williamsburg!

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Avon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Awesome place to tour and see the history as reenacted. People in period dress show you what the home was really like before the Revolutionary War.

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

This is a nice place to visit when visiting the colonial area. It requires an admission ticket and there will be a line if it is busy. I suggest going early in the morning especially if it is hot. The palace is nice, but one of the best parts is often overlooked - the rear gardens and the maze. It... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The Governor's Palace is a reconstruction based upon historical records rather than an original building. But if you are in Williamsburg, it is a must see, especially if you're a history nut. The docents are knowledgeable and very helpful in answering questions. One of the surprises of the tour was the arms (muskets and swords) in the entry hall but... More 

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