Colonial Williamsburg

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Colonial Williamsburg
4.5
Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks • History Museums
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
Sunday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
About
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 being born; the place where the ideals we stand for as Americans are being defined. We are the 18th century "live," filled with the stories of the women, men, and children—free and enslaved—whose values and visions gave us a new world. Step back in time and meet the people who made America—sing with them, dance with them, eat with them, and have fun with them. For every person who wants to understand this country, this is your place.
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William B
FORT WAYNE2 contributions
Two visits in one . First and last.
Sep 2021
The map showing the tour bus stop is wrong. The stop at the lodge is wrong. The driver looked at us as if we were stupid when we told him. Also at the governor's we received ed two can't lectures about slavery that was over the top. Very insulting. Way beyond part of a reasonably enjoyable tour. Brick walls difficult to walk because they are so uneven. And don't eat the cinnamon bread they bake at the bakery because you might choke on it.. Prepare to walk......a lot. Never going back.
Written September 14, 2021
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VeganMadeEasy
Glen Ellyn, IL1,486 contributions
Lovely area, nice people
Sep 2021 • Couples
Always love strolling around and enjoying the sites. With or without a pass CW is a treat any time of the year. We come here every time we visits the area.
Written September 12, 2021
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Thank you for your review of Colonial Williamsburg. Your visits directly support our mission of preservation and education.
Written September 14, 2021
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Leslie R
North Canton, OH229 contributions
Active Stay!
Sep 2021 • Couples
We come every year and learn new things every time. Lots of livestock filled the area fields of the grounds. You could watch the animals and even pet them, if so inclined. The actors were at their best telling the history of the Revolutionary City so vividly. One thing that was new to us this year were the vagrants traversing into the area panhandling for money and food. It was sad.
Written September 12, 2021
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Written September 14, 2021
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Libby H
6 contributions
Great from the outside
Sep 2021 • Couples
Well maintained. Unfortunately due to Covid not all museums and tours were available so we passed on the tickets to tour. We wished we could have paid for individual tours instead of a large cost for the few that were open. We still had a great time walking around and seeing the outsides of the buildings.
Written September 11, 2021
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Hello, thanks for visiting and taking the time to leave a review. We value customer feedback and are committed to the continuous improvement of our guest experience.
Written September 13, 2021
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DanaJ0
Marion, IN126 contributions
Good visit
Sep 2021
Not all activities/events were open due to COVID/staff shortages, but we enjoyed the open ones. Trade-off is that the sites were not crowded, which was good.
Written September 11, 2021
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Thank you for your review of Colonial Williamsburg. We're glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you back in the Historic Area soon.
Written September 13, 2021
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lisab4142014
Linthicum Heights, MD171 contributions
Definitely Worth the Visit
Sep 2021 • Couples
We did not buy tickets because we got there late however there is plenty to see that is free. The restored buildings go on for blocks. They have events. People are dressed in period costumes. There are horse drawn carriages. Merchant square has stores and restaurants. Fat Canary Restaurant is amazing but also pricey. You won’t be disappointed though.
Written September 11, 2021
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Thank you for your review of Colonial Williamsburg.
Written September 13, 2021
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GardenGalOhio
Springfield, OH144 contributions
Interesting
Sep 2021 • Friends
It was free which is a plus. We enjoyed talking to the director of the archeological digs. She was friendly and very informative.
Written September 8, 2021
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HotelCrashers
Boston, MA59 contributions
Very nice place to walk around and enjoy the scenery!
Jul 2021
We're not really into colonial history but this was a great experience. Walking around looking at the old houses and buildings, enjoy a cold beer from the local pub, and seeing historic parts of town ended up being a good time.
Written September 7, 2021
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Thank you for your review of Colonial Williamsburg.
Written September 8, 2021
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David
Baltimore, MD22 contributions
Not the same
Sep 2021
Don't get me wrong. Williamsburg is a fantastic place to visit. This time I experienced many closures. All of the taverns were closed with the exception of Chownin'ss outdoor sandwich stand. We had a 90 minute wait for entrance to the Governors Palace. Huge drop in the usual high standard.
Written September 6, 2021
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Kendra M
2 contributions
Not worth the money
May 2021
We went Colonial Williamsburg in May 2021. Was it a neat place? Yes. Did we get our money's worth? Absolutely not. I sent an email after our visit letting them know how disappointed we were and never got a response.

You can walk all around Colonial Williamsburg without paying anything. You can go into the shops without paying anything. I didn't find any restaurants open the day we went, but I'm guessing you could eat in them without an admission ticket. The tickets were for the presentations and building tours. A majority of the building were closed, so we couldn't have gone in if we wanted to. The ones that were open had super long lines (due to COVID restrictions) to get in (like an hour or more), so we didn't do any house tours. We went to one outdoor presentation, which was very well done.

I want people to know that you can experience the town without paying anything. If you do decide to pay admission, make sure that the vast majority of the buildings are actually open and that you won't have to wait outside in hour-plus lines just to get into a building. If you don't get positive answers on what is actually open, save your money and wander the town for free.
Written September 3, 2021
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