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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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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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It was very historic & unique !!! Beautiful to see & learn !!! Very pretty Landscape !!! Well maintained !!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

It was very historic & unique !!! Beautiful to see & learn !!! Very pretty Landscape !!! Well maintained !!!

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Pine Hill
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

I loved everything about this house. The guide was very informative. Gardens were well kept. The smoker actually had smoked goods hanging up. Kitchen area was cool.

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Jupiter, Florida
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84 reviews 84 reviews
33 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Be sure to take the tour. So much history in such a small space. You'll never believe all the arms that are there. Take the kids for sure. Allow a lot of time. Try to go in the early morning to get a small tour so you can ask a lot of questions. Bone up on your history before you... More 

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Moon Township, Pennsylvania
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63 reviews 63 reviews
29 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Loved going through the palace and seeing all the great rooms and learning the history. The huge beautiful pictures of family and important people were amazing. Our guide was very informative and answered everyone's questions.

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Fitchburg, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

It was really interesting history and learning about life in the residences, especially around the time of the American Revolution.

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Warren, Michigan
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

This is reproduction of the original house which was destroyed by a fire and I am not certain it is a accurate one. The guide was very difficult to understand and no potion to make questions , she never asked.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

I went as a chaperone with my child's class and we took a tour of the palace - it was great to hear the stories of each room and how this facility was actually used. Colonial Williamsburg should be on everyone's to do list that enjoys American History.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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74 reviews 74 reviews
16 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed about a one hour tour of the palace as part of our admission to Colonial Williamsburg - really a great visit. The docents are vey knowledgeable and take you back to the settings not just the facts, but the reason why things were as they were (and now are as they are). The mansion is impressive in every... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

We saw the Governor's Palace as part of our visit to Colonial Williamsburg. It's really very interesting and worth seeing. I didn't get the name of our guide, but she's like a little time machine, literally transporting you back to the colonial days. We very much enjoyed seeing the Governor's Palace.

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Virginia
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

This was my first time actually touring the Governor's Palace. Even though it was raining, it was still a very nice tour and very informative. Everyone associated with the Palace were dressed in period outfits and new their history. Very impressive.

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Additional Information about Governor's Palace

Address: Address: Northern End of Palace Green, Colonial Williamsburg, Williamsburg, VA
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Williamsburg
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Monday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

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