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“Tour guide and timing”
Review of Governor's Palace

Governor's Palace
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Colonial Williamsburg Admission
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Owner description: The luxurious palace of the loyalist governor, complete with meticulously replicated late 18th century furnishings.
Oakville, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
112 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Tour guide and timing”
Reviewed January 13, 2014

We've been before, but this time we were lucky to have an excellent guide and a small group, so were able to get a more personalized tour. The guide was upbeat, describing the history of the palace and its residents, throwing in bits of gossip and seasonal information, readily answering questions. In keeping with the times, the furniture is somewhat sparse, but interesting. The gardens and outbuildings are well worth a visit although here a few of the interpreters seemed a bit jaded and less interested in visitors.

Visited December 2013
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Utah
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“GREAT tour guide”
Reviewed January 8, 2014

This was wonderful. The tour guide was excellent! I was very interesting. I thought she did a terrific job.

Visited December 2013
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Tiffin, Ohio, United States
Level 5 Contributor
70 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Interesting!”
Reviewed January 7, 2014

We had a great tour guide who was a wonderful story teller! Kept your interest! A few of the other staff ppl were not as friendly! But the Palace was neat to see!

Visited December 2013
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Pearl River, Louisiana, United States
Level 6 Contributor
147 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Colonial Elegance”
Reviewed January 5, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of the Governors Palace. The guide was very informative. Our children liked the period costumes and the guides stay in character which is really neat.

Visited December 2013
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Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Fun but long”
Reviewed January 4, 2014

The tour was great and informative, however it was long and our seven year olds became antsy. A must visit for history buffs.

Visited October 2013
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