If Heaven looks
like this place, please book me a room.
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There is no reason to stay anywhere else.
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America's "Most Historic Avenue"
President Franklin D. Roosevelt visited Williamsburg in 1934 and dubbed Duke of Gloucester Street America's "most historic avenue." To stroll down the streets of Colonial Williamsburg today is to retrace the steps of many of our founding fathers and America’s most prominent patriots – among them George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Patrick Henry. Today visitors can actually see the house on this “most historic avenue” in which Thomas Jefferson lived when he attended the College of William and Mary as well as the residence of which George Washington became landlord by virtue of his marriage. Thanks to the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, these characters are alive today in the streets of Historic Williamsburg in the form of talented character interpreters.
Join these patriots and other colonists by witnessing and participating in Colonial Williamsburg’s “Revolutionary City,” a live, dramatic program in which visitors can become a part of the town’s activities. Revolutionary City is a daily, 2-hour venue that covers the period of 1774 to 1781, the years of the American Revolution. Visitors witness and become a part of historic events that literally changed the course of America.
Day one covers the events that led to the collapse of the Royal Government during 1774 to 1776 -- events that led Virginians to declare that the colonies were no longer subjects of the British Crown but free and independent United States of America.
Day two focuses on citizens at war during 1776 to 1781 and presents the unrest and challenges facing the colonists during this tumultuous time of war. Some of the highlights include the Declaration of Independence and the British occupation of Williamsburg.
The Revolutionary City takes place at one end of Colonial Williamsburg every afternoon between 10:30 and 12:30 p.m. Visitors are required to have a ticket to gain access to the controlled area. You do not have to see the two days in sequence.
Something for Everyone
Williamsburg is a must-see destination and offers an abundance of sights, sounds and tastes. Whether planning a family vacation or romantic weekend in a Williamsburg bed and breakfast, there is something for everyone!
Tour Colonial Williamsburg, a living museum. Some of our favorite historic sites include Bruton Parish Church, Bassett Hall, Governor’s Palace, the Capitol, George Wythe House, Peyton Randolph House and the Museums of Colonial Williamsburg. Many of the colonial buildings and homes contain well-kept, manicured gardens. Take delight in strolling through these colonial gardens, which offer an abundance of perennials and boxwoods. Enjoy a horse drawn carriage ride through the historic streets. Three times per year Colonial Williamsburg has impressive fireworks displays -- on the 4th of July, during Grand Illumination in December (which kicks off the Holiday Season), and again on New Year’s Eve.
Located next to Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Area and the College of William and Mary, Merchants Square is an 18th-century style retail village with over 40 shops and restaurants. Merchants Square is a hub of daily, year-round activity and offers modern clothing stores, specialty shops, boutiques, and some highly recommended restaurants. In addition, visitors can enjoy seasonal outdoor events. The Summer Breeze Concert Series includes weekly outdoor concerts every July and August and features a variety of bands and music. Enjoy the Farmer’s Market on Saturday mornings from May through October. During the warmer months, visitors may experience nightly Ghost Tours, which originate from Merchants Square. Merchants Square and surrounding streets come alive as dozens of artists display their works in what has become quite a successful outdoor art show during one weekend in April (‘Art on the Square’) and again in October. The renovated and expanded Kimball Theatre is open all year around and features movies, concerts, plays and much more.