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  • Clifford S
    Coatesville, PA5 contributions
    Multiple time visitors. Back for our third Grand Illumination. It never gets old and three are plenty of other attractions in the area.
    Written December 2, 2022
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  • Cheryl H
    7 contributions
    My trip to Historic Jamestowne was incredible. The visitor center had an amazing presentation and displays of the settlement and what transpired between the settlers, the indigenous peoples, and the Africans. The walk through the grounds was eye opening. There were the 3 ships which were made based on the original ones. You could walk aboard and try to imagine what it would be like traveling across the Atlantic Ocean in 1606. The cafe at the visitor center had good food choices.
    Written December 6, 2022
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  • Paradox15
    Raleigh, NC110 contributions
    This was probably the most enjoyable place I went during my week in Williamsburg. It's quiet and leisurely and relaxing. Walk at your pace. Right on the water. Plenty of places just to sit and enjoy. It is dog friendly but ... please know there is a "secret way" to get your dog in that you won't know about until you go to the front desk and pay for it. They will NOT tell you until you pay so you may have to leave your dog in the car with it running or tie them up and hope for the best. That is the one thing I thought was a bit much because this is such a nice place to go. I'm not sure small kids would enjoy this park as there is not a lot to "do"-- but it is super chill and relaxing.
    Written November 28, 2022
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  • Arthur G
    Endicott, NY732 contributions
    A must see in Colonial Williamsburg. You need to get a tour time. Our tour guide was knowledgeable who had interesting stories. There are many weapons, paintings and artifacts on display. Make sure to check out the gardens and maze behind the building.
    Written October 22, 2022
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  • mekopp
    Middletown, DE1,977 contributions
    What a shame to see so many terrible reviews. I attended Howl O Scream on Halloween night and had a blast. I was able to ride coasters X 6 rides, see one show, and walk through 1 haunted house in 5 hours. The longest wait was obviously Pantheon. The crowds were super low because it was Halloween, but the results were great. I liked the way the park was decorated. I am a Passholder - platinum pass - and I split my visits between here and Seaworld (but mostly Seaworld). I love the pass - it includes premium parking, 20% off food/drinks, and 40% off merchandise.
    Written November 4, 2022
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  • Paradox15
    Raleigh, NC110 contributions
    Surprising little gem. Doesn't cost anything (or didn't when I went) and if nothing else it's a relaxing little jaunt to the other side. I was a little confused finding it but was super glad I did. The staff was lovely also.
    Written November 28, 2022
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  • William T
    Culpeper, VA597 contributions
    This should be a must see for anyone who visits Colonial Williamsburg! In looking at my last review in 2019 when the expansion was still under development, I cannot get over how much better the experience is now. Parking - the museum now has its own parking lot with lots and lots of space! Free Parking! For those who visited prior to the expansion will remember entering through the Hospital. (The Hospital is currently closed.) Now you can enter from a new, grand entrance. The Bus stop is in the parking lot.

    The big (non exhibits) improvement is the cafeteria! Much bigger serving area, more selections, and a very large seating area. Also has outside seating. Really nice new gift shop. They are big on not letting you in with backpack, water bottles, etc. They have free lockers for you to use. If you enter with an umbrella, they will give you a tag and a space to leave them. A second, larger elevator has been added.

    Exhibit wise they have more space so more things to see. The video "fashion show" in the fabric area is wonderful but currently the area is closed off. If you have not been since the expansion, work in a visit.

    Be sure and check out the live performances - I have been to dozens over the years and have never left disappointed. The quality of those who give these never cease to amaze.

    You can purchase a day pass to the Museum for $15 or so. We were there over Veterans Day weekend when Veterans (and spouse with same last name) get free daily admission. Much appreciated by the Vietnam veteran!
    Written November 13, 2022
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  • Ddan7777
    Raleigh, NC1,401 contributions
    When we travel to Williamsburg, Virginia, to see the history of the U.S., we spend all of our time right in Williamsburg. So, in one trip, we ventured a little farther afield to see this historic American institution of higher education. It is so old that it is only surpassed by Harvard in terms of longevity. We found that odd, Harvard is known to practically every American, but William and Mary, despite its history (and academic successes), is not.

    Anyhow, we walked around and saw the beautiful old buildings. There are several statues of famous historical figures and many educational signs, including engraved plaques, around the campus. This was an interesting and worthwhile experience.
    Written August 21, 2022
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  • KM Perry
    6 contributions
    Lovely organ concert to celebrate the Reformation. Church was full and the sound was magnificent. Church is not part of colonial Williamsburg but is a separate entity.
    Written November 7, 2022
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  • AngelaMB12
    Hanover, PA200 contributions
    If you are in the area, stop by! A nice short trail through the woods leads you to the original glassworks, then you continue on to the current building. It was nice and warm inside on a chilly November day. It was so cool to see this process and I was so interested, I didn't even think to take photos. The NPS volunteer was excited to tell us what was going on and to answer our questions. There is a shop there where you can purchase the glass pieces made on site.
    Written November 29, 2022
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  • debbie f
    Philadelphia, PA31 contributions
    We ranged from 70 to 4 years old. There is something for everyone. The water rides were fantastic. We rented a cabana for the family, and I'd recommend it. What a great day!
    Written June 22, 2022
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  • Karl Z
    Port Austin, MI29 contributions
    An excellent collection unexpected in Colonial Williamsburg. Wonderfully presented in a beautiful setting. The auditorium presentations on museum arts exhibits and the historic actors’ conversations are awesome. Not to be missed.
    Written November 11, 2022
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  • AngelaMB12
    Hanover, PA200 contributions
    We drove the entire parkway from Jamestown to Yorktown. On some parts we were the only car in sight, minimal exit/entrances so less vehicles than other roads in the area.
    Written November 29, 2022
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  • PAK
    Washington DC, DC39 contributions
    We had the extensive tour and tasting in the cellar. Jeff was a fantastic guide and is a very knowledgeable and patient teacher.

    Lunch at the restaurant was lovely.

    It was a great way to spend the afternoon.
    Written November 26, 2022
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  • let r
    Philadelphia, PA51 contributions
    the shops are all just lovely. we just got back (first week in December). everything was decorated and all the shops smelled heavenly. We ate at La Piazza and the panini was wonderful. (we ate at lunchtime). my husband's meatball sandwich looked pretty good too. all the staff in every location was very helpful and pleasant to deal with. we appreciated that the shops were so close together and well marked.
    Written December 2, 2022
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