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Colonial Williamsburg is the only place that takes you back in time to the dawn of America. This isn't just a place where things once happened. They're happening, right now, here in the 18th century. We're the place where the idea of our country is...more
Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
101 Visitor Center Drive, Williamsburg, VA 23185-4565
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We walked around the first day, without going in the buildings, and enjoyed the restaurants. The second day, we paid for everyone and went back to the buildings that looked the most interesting. We loved the apothecary!!!!!!
Take at least three full days to explore Colonial Williamsburg as there is so much to see and do. Begin at the Rockefeller Basset Hall and be sure to watch the film before proceeding into the house. This will give you much of the background...More
This is our 2nd trip to C.W. The first time, the kids were 10 and 12. This time, they were 12 and 14. I think these ages are perfect for the trip especially if your kids are into learning about how to make things. The...More
You don’t have to buy the tickets to enjoy . You can walk the streets and enter the taverns and shops that sell goods. Not a good place for young children as there isn’t enough to keep them occupied. Clean restrooms and Coke machines can...More
Glad we made the trip. We purchased the 3 day pass. You need at least 2 days to see most of it. We visited early March so not everything was open for the season. However there was plenty to see for the days we were...More
We make it a point to go every other year. My kids are preteen but love the historic downtown area and we also hit Busch Gardens on each trip. The townspeople are extremely nice and we always have a great time.
This is a politically correct pseudo historical attraction. Aside from underpaying their employees, except for the legion if Vice Presidents they have, they treat their employees badly and the price of admission is ridiculous. They continually attempt to build a Berlin wall around the place...More
Response from S1393TUronaldc | Reviewed this property |
There are buses at Colonial Williamsburg that tour the historical part and I believe they are handicap friendly. Whatever place you decide you are interested in to stay at then i would call that place and inquire as to their... More
There are buses at Colonial Williamsburg that tour the historical part and I believe they are handicap friendly. Whatever place you decide you are interested in to stay at then i would call that place and inquire as to their handicap features and accommodations.Every place is different.
I use a cane too and I traveled with my wife who is patient and understanding. I would travel with an understanding family member and realize that you will have to do some picking and choosing what sites to visit based upon your mobility. In the shopping area you will be walking or using a wheel chair but there are benches upon which to sit. At the historical sites some have stairs and are impractical to safely navigate, but I believe the museum in historical Williamsburg has an elevator and is very interesting. I hope this feedback helps.
Response from powermastery | Reviewed this property |
Colonial Williamsburg is a rebuilt recreation of the buildings and space as it was back in its beginnings. The actors in the shops and houses are there to inform and entertain you whether answering questions or showing you... More
Colonial Williamsburg is a rebuilt recreation of the buildings and space as it was back in its beginnings. The actors in the shops and houses are there to inform and entertain you whether answering questions or showing you how they blacksmithed or loomed or made wigs. They will answer in present tense as though you were there in the day and they are there in the moment.
There are guide tours of the Govenor's Mansion, and a quasi one (more like a lecture in two or three rooms at the Capitol building. Often the houses and buildings are equipped with period pieces. the restaurants even sell food and grog from way back including peanut soup.
The experience at the Courthouse involves the audience members and is pretty enlightening where the terms we use today came from such as the "bar" or "stand trial".
Begin at welcome center where there are orientation movies. We missed it because of having only one day to take in everything. There are even sheep and veg gardens on-site.
There is a parade that takes place, as well as vignettes or shows (some require extra admission). Your admission at the Welcome center gets you into the homes and recreated shops. Otherwise the locals and non-ticketed guests just roam the oyster shell lined streets.
You really need two days to take it all in. And if you walk from the Visitor Center it provides some interesting sights as well but not for those who can't walk distances.. just take the bus instead.
Pick up a schedule of the days activity at Visitor Center and plan your day around what you want to see vs walking from one end of town to other end and taking in things along the way as you may miss some demonstrations, guided tours, etc.