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Address: Northern End of Palace Green, Colonial Williamsburg, Williamsburg, VA
Phone Number: 18553928473
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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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Beautiful and so interesting

We enjoyed touring the palace very much. The guide provided very interesting facts and answered all questions. The collections of swords and guns was impressive, as well as the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Perrysburg, Ohio

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Perrysburg, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We enjoyed touring the palace very much. The guide provided very interesting facts and answered all questions. The collections of swords and guns was impressive, as well as the ballroom

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Make sure to drop in here while you are in Colonial Williamsburg. There surprise inside the entry way is worth it! Be sure to bring your camera!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was a very enjoyable tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable. The architecture was very uplifting. I love the old style with the very high ceilings, it lifts the soul. The collection of arms was extensive and impressive. The carpets were lovely and the gardens were beautiful. They also had folks in the kitchen out building showing the food that... More 

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Pune, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A Palace - recreated legacy of the Colonial Era. Get to feel how the Governor stayed and addressed concerns of his subjects. The grandeur of the life style is enlightening.

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Toms River, NJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

First let me say it is an interesting glimpse into life at the time. There are people in the kitchen building cooking every day to give an example of what may have been eaten at a meal. I have been twice but this time we arrived too late for the tour. And though it is still worth seeing it is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A visit to Williamsburg should include a visit to the Governor's Palace. The tour was informative and gives a look back to before the Revolutionary War. Allow 1 hour for the guided tour and walk through the gardens.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was our first stop while at Colonial Williamsburg. The entrance hall is impressive, with all the weapons on the wall. Our guide did a good job of explaining how the household was run, as well as the role the palace held in the community. There are lots of steps, so be prepared for that. And while the palace is... More 

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Denville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great introduction to how and why colonists were increasingly unhappy with their leaders. Our docent was informative and knowledgeable. Lovely gardens nice restoration.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I loved it here. I could have spent the day exploring this house and yard. If you go late in the afternoon you can wander around with no tour guide and it's very relaxing. The staff are super friendly, and happy to answer all your questions. My daughter is ten and she enjoyed it as much as the adults.

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Fleetwood, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were impressed with the Governor's Palace. The tour was excellent in part due to our tour guide Lindsey (sp) Foster! Lindsey imparted information in a very interesting fun way. She made a beautiful building very interesting. We enjoyed spending time in the palace kitchen talking with the characters cooking and baking. Beware you will have to navigate two flights... More 

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