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Reviewed 2 days ago

Spend three full days if you can. It's overwhelming at first, but once you get the feel for it, there is tremendous depth and richness to be discovered. Go straight to the visitor center and don't be shy about asking questions. They are patient and helpful. Take advantage of the bus, if you become lost or tired. The drivers are sweet and helpful. Use your map! Bus stops are on it. Once inside the historic village, we highly recommend the special presentations. They change daily. They're listed on a little separate sheet for that day. It'll be given to you along with your ticket & map. Start with a tour of the Governor's Mansion for a bit of historical perspective, then visit the shops of the tradespeople. Ask questions. Linger for a bit and listen to the questions others ask. We were blown away by the level of knowledge that the tradespeople had. They seemed happy to share it. The art museum is chock full brilliant displays and well worth a visit.

Thank Mike-and-Lis
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Rich in history and beauty. Well worth the visit. Colonial Williamsburg is simply beautiful with so many interesting sites and restaurants. You should definitely visit.

Thank sandradonohue52
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very pretty town and scenery. We enjoyed walking around, paid $44 each for a day pass which wasn't worth it considering the circumstances. The only problem was a storm had rolled thru the day before and the electricity had been knocked out. No place to eat lunch (all the taverns were closed) the Governors Mansion closed, not many colonial exhibits, etc. I wish we wouldn't have paid because it wasn't worth it. However, the art museum was open and we enjoyed that. It was my understanding they have a drum and fife parade at 5pm but it didn't happen either. (No electricity needed for that!). There is a free shuttle from the visitor center, had to wait for almost an hour for the return shuttle. I'm sure we would have had more fun if they had electricity!

Thank faithrunfarm
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My favorite part of a mid-summer visit to Colonial Williamsburg was an evening organ recital at the Bruton Parish Episcopal Church. They seem to do these fairly often, so check it out!

Thank J S
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Reviewed 3 days ago

If you are traveling through williamsburg. Historic williamsburg is worth seeing. If you stay inside the park you will have a better opportunity to see everything. In the evening they have tours by fire light/tourches. At about 5pm we heard a colonial marching bands parading through. really makes you feel like your in the time period. There are cannon demonstration. Every building has a person dressed in the time period that gives you the tour of that building. Our ticket to enter was about $40. you must have a badge to enter each historic building and hear the tour.

Thank tweal
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife and I spent most of the day visiting Colonial Williamsburg last weekend while visiting our daughter at William and Mary. Since we are parents of a William and Mary student we received a complimentary pass to Colonial Williamsburg. As a result I can not speak to the cost of the tickets. If you like historical homes and tours you have come to the right place. Leave plenty of time, historical Williamsburg has many sites to visit spread out over a large area. You can easily spend a whole day touring the properties. For the large properties it can take over an hour on a slow day counting wait time and the tour. Since we were there in November the weather was cold but sunny, it can get very hot if visiting in the Summer. We ate lunch in the commercial area of Williamsburg right before you enter the historical section plenty of places to eat. Parked at the public garage a couple blocks away from the historical area, for one dollar an hour.

Thank Dave15122
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We've been here many times but never in early November. Weather was unpredictable. Warm one day, cold and rainy some days. A very accommodating and well run historical destination. New programs and entertainment have been added in the past pst few months. Extensive, ongoing research yields updated information. The research library is available. Special Veteran's Day program was well done. It's as historically accurate as possible without skirting issues. Indeed a very special place to experience history.

Thank servehim65
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Having a short brake from his school year, we took my grandson to Colonial Williamsburg to get a leg up on American History. He is in 4th grade and will be studying this subject soon. What a terrific place to see and learn about American History. I, even got to learn a number of facts I had not known. Do NOT miss to opportunity to go if you get the chance.

Thank monty s
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We stayed in a hotel located on the colonial property and spent a couple of days leisurely visiting the many sites within the Colonial Williamsburg property. We went in November, so clearly during an off-season period. We both really enjoyed the many and varied experiences that provided not only a lot of historical information, but in very interesting and engaging ways. The free shuttle bus that circulated throughout the colonial area made it very easy to get from one area to a more distant area within the property. We purchased a pass that got us intro all events, well worth it. We are planning on returning next Spring.

Thank We-R-Voyagers
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Historic Williamsburg should be visited by anyone interested in our history. It is a fabulous place to take children as well. Stay on the grounds if you can and buy the pass so you can enter most of the buildings and listen to the folks who dress everyday and tell you the stories of the past. Also fun to eat in the old taverns and listen to the stories and hear the musicians play.

Thank Curious608198
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