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“Colonial Williamsburg a must-see for the entire family”

Colonial Williamsburg
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Discover Colonial Williamsburg and become a citizen of the Revolutionary City. Engage with the local community and experience firsthand the daily struggles of wartime. Explore our art museums, unleash your kids' inner colonists, tee off a game of golf, or relax and unwind at the Spa. Stay at one of the official Colonial Williamsburg hotels, with a variety of opportunities to shop and dine, and you'll never want to leave.
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Marietta, Georgia
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Colonial Williamsburg a must-see for the entire family”
Reviewed November 28, 2012

Loved the period dress, the original characters, the special events. We say Cry Witch (a hoot!), Dance our Dearest Diversion (fun), and several others. Met Patrick Henry on the street and he gave us the long version of "Give me Liberty or Give me Death." Really brought it to life. Very moving - had me teary! I want to go back with the grandchildren.

Visited November 2012
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Orangeburg, NY
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“Get the Most Out of Your Visit”
Reviewed November 28, 2012

A fantastic restoration of Virginia's former capital as it was in the 1770's, and a very educational experience... but only if you're willing to interact with the costumed interpreters on hand. They are there to teach, so be prepared with a lot of questions. Visitors are encouraged to handle many of the items on display (with a few exceptions) at many of the sites, and the interpreters have a deep knowledge of the technologies, materials, sociopolitical climate, and general lifestyle of the time. I particularly enjoyed walking a furrow and chatting with farmhands as they plowed the fields (using oxen to pull the plow) on planting and slavery. Very enlightening!

In addition, if you have the opportunity try to come in November/December. The town is decorated for Christmas and the effect is lovely.

Visited November 2012
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Linden, Va
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43 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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“Colonial Williamsburg during the holidays”
Reviewed November 28, 2012

If you are looking for a great place to travel during the holidays with lots of things to do, Williamsburg is a great choice. They decorate the historic town for the holidays and all of the shops and restaurants do something special this time of year. In Merchant Square a traveling play of A Christmas Carol was being shown free of charge. 20 minutes in length and a cute depiction of a classic. Be sure to stop in the gourmet candy shop for tasty creations, the Trellis Restaurant for a delicious meal, and all the little shops in Merchant Square. We were only in town for 2 days on our way to the Outer Banks, so we didn't fit in everything we wanted to do. Next year we will plan a trip solely to Williamsburg to enjoy everything the historic town has to offer.

Visited November 2012
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“A must do”
Reviewed November 28, 2012

Colonial Williamsburg is a must do. It has been beautifully restored in a colonial setting. The ground were beautiful. It was a great learning experience and totally deliightful

Visited November 2012
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“LOVE this place”
Reviewed November 26, 2012

One of the best places I have ever been too. It is charming and cozy and educational. You step back in time. I went in December and in April. April was a little too crowded. December the air was crisp and the smells in the air were magnificent. Everything was decorated. They sold gingerbread cakes and hot cider in outside stalls. We ate at Shield's Tavern which was an amazing experience. I went in December 2004, but tripadvisor didn't have that as a choice.

Visited December 2011
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