Merchants Square

Merchants Square, Williamsburg: Hours, Address, Merchants Square Reviews: 4.5/5

Merchants Square
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
About
Inspired by the rich architectural heritage of the 18th century, Merchants Square blends the atmosphere found in the adjacent Historic Area of Colonial Williamsburg with 21st-century shopping and dining. This is a shopping experience unlike any other. We offer the best in personal service, high-quality merchandise, world-class food, and shop owners who really care.
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shawney C
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Williamsburg Merchant's square Market place fair
Oct 2020 • Family
Merchant's Square Market place is a great place to go-walk-about and venture outdoors during this festive season...

During this pandemic season, the great outdoors is the best thing for ya! Not only because of the CDC, Gov and State restrictive guidelines for indoor activities and events which are (not allowed) at this time, but spending time outdoors is good exercise for the your own body, health, and mind.
(Social distancing and wearing a mask) is required of course...

We enjoyed everything Merchant's square had to offer from the Holiday festive Market place fair of the O'l time "Mom and Pop" shops, to the historical outdoor monument exhibits, historical landmarks with the cobble stone streets and walkway's that bring the nostalgia culture of the16th century, with lots of benches where you can sit to rest and soak up a lil sun or maybe take some private time by yourself to read a good book.

The Horse and Carriage tour ride of Williamsburg Merchant's square mainstreet and beautiful view of the historical homes was the icing on the cake! Main reason why we gave it a "5 star rating! Just gorgeous! Lol

Thank you Williamsburg Merchant's square, my family and I had a beautiful outdoor festive time...

Reminder: Follow all CDC, Gov, and State restrictive guidelines.
Practice Social distancing and wearing a mask is required for all outdoor events and activities.
Written December 9, 2020
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387indy
Coral Springs, FL4,421 contributions
Peanut coffee.
Dec 2020
It's a local thing, the cold air would keep it from getting popular. They have a Farmers Market with produce (must bring it up from Florida), seafood, peanut coffee (not my cup of jobe), and goat's milk soap.
Written December 8, 2020
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hbhakh
Roanoke, VA1,566 contributions
Nice dining and shopping
Nov 2020
Merchants Square is situated on prime real estate in Williamsburg......at one end of the historic area. It includes a variety of nice shopping and dining options. There is also ample outdoor seating areas (some with heaters). There is a small ice rink for the holiday season.

We visited Thanksgiving weekend. There were quite a few people on Saturday and Sunday but far fewer during the week.

We recommend
Written December 6, 2020
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Gerryp84
Petersburg, VA607 contributions
Lovely place
Nov 2020 • Family
I originally accidentally typed “lively place” in my title. Both are accurate. It was a very busy area on a Sunday afternoon. We went shortly before Thanksgiving and they have a nice tree up and an ice skating rink. There was a guy playing violin for everybody. There are loads of nice shops and restaurants and you can take your food outside to any number of nice tables that have good heaters set up next to them. It was a very cool place to be.
Written November 23, 2020
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Dave I
Westover, MD761 contributions
Just okay
Oct 2020 • Couples
Nice to have a local market. Produce, seafood, veggie stands, knife sharping, coffee plus much more. Some items reasonably priced since they are sold fresh, but some things just to overpriced. Usually go once a year. Keep any eye out for their new location starting in November.
Written October 31, 2020
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CKD
30 contributions
LOVED it!
Oct 2020
What a fun, quaint spot! So many great shops, everyone is so nice from shop staff to visitors. It is just a really nice place to walk around, get snacks, visit after going through the colonial areas, etc. Cannot wait to go back
Written October 27, 2020
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Brian B
Scranton, PA16 contributions
Great stores and restaurants.
Jun 2020
The shopping area is great and is blocked to traffic so you can casually stroll through the streets and stores. The stores are very unique and have great products and prices. The restaurants are also a good idea especially if you plan to spend the whole day. I thouroughly recommend Berretts as the go to restaurant for delicious sea food entrees.
Written July 3, 2020
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James B
Memphis, TN198 contributions
The best shopping and dining in Williamsburg
Mar 2020
Merchants Square is a great place to visit in Williamsburg! There are numerous great restaurants, pubs, cafes and shops. If you are touring Williamsburg then you must visit Merchants Square.
Written March 24, 2020
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Sirenita123
Coventry, UK1,611 contributions
Merchants Square, Williamsburg
Mar 2020 • Family
A must to visit in this part of The country. A great opportunity to see historical houses in a Merchants Square with plenty of eating and drinking establishments. Whichever store you go into the people are really friendly, such a beautiful place which shouldn’t be missed.
Written March 8, 2020
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suitcasehandy
Pittsburgh, PA241 contributions
Williamsburg Wonder
Dec 2019
We were visiting Colonial Williamsburg and ventured to Merchants Square. Plenty of shops. (Gotta love the Williamsburg peanut shop!). Nice casual way to spend the afternoon/early evening. Not too crowded. Each store very warm and welcoming.
Written January 30, 2020
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  • Mon - Sat 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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