We love Williamsburg, VA, and Rocky Mount is like a little slice of Williamsburg. The characters are all dressed in 1700 fashion and they remain true to their part and time period. Even if you attempt to ask a question that would require they step outside of character you will get a funny response--this happened several times! We began in the museum which is full of great items and information. Soon you are led into the theater room where a video is shown explaining who the Cobbs were and their importance in history. This awed me since I didn't realize some of the significance (I do not want to give too much away!). After the movie you walk down the path to the main house and you are welcomed inside. This is where the real fun began!! We were greeted by Mr. Cobb's cousin Arthur who was entertaining and gave us great information. He also picked on my 17 year old daughter for not being ready to wed since she did not know how to bake bread! You are taken through the whole house and there are lots of articles you actually are able to touch. Next we were led to the kitchen and once again we were entertained with wonderful stories and interesting facts. After a look at the garden we were shown to the area with the looms and soon we were allowed to wander about. The grounds were smaller than I expected but they were well kept and beautiful. The website states to allow 1-2 hours but i suggest at least 3 hours. We were still in the house area at the 1 hour mark. Pricing is very reasonable and this stop was well worth the effort!!
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