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Colonial Williamsburg

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Colonial Williamsburg is the only place that takes you back in time to the dawn of America. This isn't just a place where things once happened. They're happening, right now, here in the 18th century. We're the place where the idea of our country is...more
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101 Visitor Center Drive, Williamsburg, VA 23185-4565
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited town today as a group and we thoroughly enjoyed the history of America in Williamsburg. The shops and period players were accommodating and welcomed our group into the shops and engaged us in conversation. The weather was chilly but the live fires along...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed yesterday

We just thought that colonial williamsburg was more commercialized than Greenfield Village. Still a very nice place to visit though

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed yesterday

Nice evening walk down the "fire lights" is heartwarming, so good not to see everything in glitzy electric lights. Our teen got an impression on how things are without electric power. And the good thing is you can walk along the historic houses without entry...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Christina O
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I had to tick Solo for this visit as it did not allow space for a mom and her adult son. We had a spectacular day, had circumstances allowed I would highly recommend a multiple day ticket. Everything is quite well preserved and is the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Barbara P
Reviewed 2 days ago

Very interesting and eye opening seeing how people actually lived back then, the meaning of those ruly curly wigs, the houses with no bathrooms inside, the separate buildings of the wealthy for kitchen, laundry, and service people. Glad to be living in the present times!!!!!!

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Really loved this place! Lots of walking but strollers and wheelchairs are welcome. Lots of historical info

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Nancy S
Reviewed 4 days ago

What a great geography of history in this place,walking around and see how people lived and the settlers grew their food and the history of the feather quill pen,there are many place to visit here in the settlement the Capitol take the a carriage ride...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank scootert2
Reviewed 4 days ago

Short on time and longing to keep your shillings? We did Colonial Williamsburg on a "budget" one afternoon during the Christmas season, an especially beautiful time to visit: --Staying at nearby Great Wolf Lodge (see my review "Wolf with Claus"), we parked in one of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This was my third trip. I love the historic buildings and seeing the shop keepers. The decorations are lovely. The history is great but has been heavily slanted since my previous visits. The wealthy folks of Williamsburg had enslaved people, but average folks did not....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Holly W
Reviewed 6 days ago

Williamsburg is the best at this time of year(just before Christmas.) Very few people and decorated for the holidays. It was easy to walk around and see a lot. At night they had a lighting of building , Band and soldiers marching around to light...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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November 13, 2018|
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Response from Kip G | Reviewed this property |
It is, but I would take one with larger wheels, in that some of the older streets and buildings have the original roads and floors. Things are at a fairly slow pace so you should not be hurried to go anywhere.
November 13, 2018|
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Yes but there is a fair amount of cobblestone
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Arlington, Texas
Where to buy Williamsburg tickets? (3 Replies)
What is the best way to buy Colonial Williamsburg tickets? - When you get there- or over the internet? Do hotels sell them? Do they have any discount tickets? We have not been to Williamsburg in many years so do not know the protocol now.
April 19, 2009|
Response fromBixDoc|
A recommendation is to purchase your CW tickets at the Visitor's Center, adjacent to the restored area. In this way, informed customer service employees can advise you of the different ticket options, as well as sign you up for evening programs and dining reservations. Tickets are also available at the CW hotel properties; depending on when you are planning to visit, discounts for CW hotel guests may be available. There are also combined tickets, which include entrance to CW, Busch Gardens...More
Bounce Pass/ Governors palace tour (1 Replies)
Does the Bounce ticket that includes Colonial Williamsburg and Busch Gardens also get you into the tour of the Governors Palace? I see that if you buy a one day pass at Colonial Williamsburg the Basic version does not include it while the Plus version does. When I look at the fine print on the Bounce Pass all I see is that it includes "general admission" for Williamsburg but does not specifically state the Governor's Palace tour. Thank you in advance for anyone who knows the answer to...More
May 30, 2010|
Response fromZoey1996|
Yes, the Bounce pass includes everything at CW, including the Governors Palace. The only ticket that doesn't include the Palace is that one day pass.
Wichita, Kansas
Possible 5-day itinerary - your thoughts? (8 Replies)
We will be in Williamsburg July 2 - 8 (Sunday - Saturday) but getting in later on Sunday and leaving early Saturday. We have the 7-4-1 Flex tickets so we can "hop" and we're staying at the Quality Inn Lord Paget. It's important to me to properly pace for our children (meaning that we'll be doing activities in the morning until right after lunch, back to the motel for rest time and then back out for other things). Please let me know any feedback you have or any correction to my infomation. ...More
May 13, 2006|
Response fromZoey1996|
This looks like a good plan to me. You didn't say how old your kids are, but this looks like a good mix of historical and frivolous. I'm an adult who thinks historical is lots of fun. You may want to time your visits to Colonial Williamsburg to catch both days of the Revolutionary City presentation. Rev City is presented daily from about 2:30 - 4:30 daily. Day 1 covers the 1774 - ? period, while Day 2 is focused on the end of the War (1778 - 1781). Then Yorktown, where Cornwallis surrendered,...More