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Governor's Palace

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Northern End of Palace Green, Colonial Williamsburg, Williamsburg, VA
+1 855-392-8473
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The luxurious palace of the loyalist governor, complete with meticulously replicated late 18th century furnishings.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Northern End of Palace Green, Colonial Williamsburg, Williamsburg, VA
+1 855-392-8473
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Governors Palace was a place we always visited when our older kids were younger but we have not been able to go recently due to our child with autism and the tour being long. Now they have an hour at the end of the...More

Thank pegeth13
Reviewed 2 days ago

The palace is air-conditioned and well staffed. Very informative and unbelievible exhibits of guns and weapons.

Thank lovs2fish
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Governor's Palace was very enjoyable and informative. However, several areas the disabled person in our group could not access because of his not being able to walk.

Thank SusanneP925
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Don't miss this beautifully restored Governor's Palace from Jefferson's drawings with knowledgeable guides and beautiful grounds. Brings Patrick Henry and Thomas Jefferson to life with stories and information of life in the 1700's. Wonderful tour guides!!

Thank Suzanne H
Reviewed 3 days ago

While the palace is really more of a big house, the tour guide was incredible. Not just knowledgeable, but presented the information in a compelling and entertaining manner. We especially enjoyed seeing the kitchen which was in full action and walking the gardens. This is...More

Thank Carolyn S
Reviewed 4 days ago

Very impressive to see, and to hear the history of this home. If you are in Colonial Williamsburg, I would say that the Palace and the Capitol are the two "must-sees".

Thank auntietat
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Clean rooms and close to everything! Had all the amenities you would want including a refrigerator and ice machines. Decent continental breakfast. Only minus was the a/c was a little weak - was fine in day but would have liked a little colder at night.

Thank cynthiakilmer
Reviewed 5 days ago

On arrival to the entry we were greeted with the knowledge that this building is not wheelchair accessible. My son has Juvenile Arthritis and can tolerate short distance walking. Luckily with this tour you enter a room and are able to wait seated. The tour...More

Thank WoodlandFamily
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Thank you Mr and Mrs Rockfeller for renovating this historical landmark Everything is just beaufitul. You feel, according to your age and experience, like in Tom Sawyer, Assassin's Creed 3, Little house on the prairie or Patriot. A tip: you do not have to pay...More

Thank Chuck993723
Reviewed 6 days ago

Although you can go on a self guided tour from 4-5 daily - don't. You learn so much more about the history and the people by taking the tour.

Thank Susan M
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May 29, 2017|
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Response from Dennis B | Reviewed this property |
Go to the Williamsburg visitor center, there, you can get a bundle or like a day or two pass for the events that happen to be open that day. First, get a visitor schedule at the desk when you enter the center to see what is... More
May 29, 2017|
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Response from Kenneth E | Reviewed this property |
there is a triangle ticket you can get to see jamestown, williamsburg and yorktown. it's good for 7 days.
Tarin R
April 29, 2017|
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Response from bhquiltz | Reviewed this property |
I too have not heard of a private tour but encourage you to ask. I would think there are others who'd appreciate this service.