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Merchants Square

134 N Henry St, Williamsburg, VA 23185-4138
+1 757-565-8889
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Just on the other side of Colonial Williamsburg

I loved the shops here...some specialized in Williamsburg items, others in everyday items (like... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Cocoa, Florida
Not real large w/ mostly eating establishments. Saturday Farmer's market a plus

There are not as many actual shopping stores as we remembered from a decade ago. There are many... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mts of western NC
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Inspired by the rich architectural heritage of the 18th century, Merchants Square blends the atmosphere found in the adjacent Historic Area of Colonial Williamsburg with 21st-century shopping and dining. This is a shopping experience unlike any other. We offer the best in personal service, high-quality merchandise, world-class food, and shop owners who really care.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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134 N Henry St, Williamsburg, VA 23185-4138
+1 757-565-8889
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I loved the shops here...some specialized in Williamsburg items, others in everyday items (like Williams-Sonoma). Great restaurants, too. We went on a Sunday, so it was very crowded. An hour wait for DoG Street Pub for lunch was well worth it! Next time I would...More

Thank HTNewReviewer2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are not as many actual shopping stores as we remembered from a decade ago. There are many eating locations from snacks to fine dining. The area is shut off to motor vehicles which makes for a delightful atmosphere. No need to plan a full...More

Thank Hooked_on_travel77
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely place to take a walk, browse and shop! Tons of small specialty shops, pubs, coffee shops even antiques.

Thank Lindsay T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are very unique shops and restaurants available to peruse. Gourmet cheese shop, handmade candy shop, wine shop, authentic clothing and merchandise from Ireland and Scotland, plus several restaurants that smelled amazing and had their menu's posted out front for convenience. If you have a...More

Thank Samantha1994
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wish we had gone here earlier in our vacation week. What a lovely pedestrian shopping and eating area. Fun shops, many choices for food. Not just "touristy junk" but nice quality choices from clothing to art and jewelry. Free short-term parking nearby and all-day parking...More

1  Thank annivcoupleGeorgia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Highly recommend Merchant Square, great shopping in fun shops. Many options for lunch or dinner. Make sure to save time after visiting Colonial Williamsburg. The bus does stop here, spend day two here or really just part of the day.

Thank BooBoo18069
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of my favorite things to do while in Williamsburg. Great shopping, great little restaurants, cobblestone type streets, best bookstore ever. Musical concerts. Lots to do here.

Thank L269YGgeorges
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Unique shopping and restaurants. Shops offer both Colonial Williamsburg and modern day merchandise. Be sure to stop at the chocolate and Christmas stores! Recommend eating at Dog Street Pub - very unique foods to choose from. Paid parking available in a parking garage. Can be...More

1  Thank BeachykeenOhio
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

Merchants square is a very cute and quaint place to spend a relaxing few hours strolling around different boutiques. It is also very beautiful lit up at night. You can also enjoy the history around the shops and through town itself.

Thank Amanda P
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Merchants Square is one of the most idyllic spots in the country, being able see and feel our history in such a peaceful and respectful way. At night the area turns magical with the lights and the bustle of families about and the shops. Looking...More

Thank Mark G
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4 August 2017|
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Response from boxshop | Reviewed this property |
Angel the stores do typically close but restaurants are open. It is highly recommended to get reservations. It can be busy. Enjoy this beautiful area. Safe travels.
Christine P
8 June 2017|
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Response from jehenson81 | Reviewed this property |
There is parking in the Merchant Square area but it either costs or is limited to an hour or two. There are a lot of food options there though. What we did was park at the Visitors Center, walked around Williamsburg until we... More
5 December 2016|
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Response from Kepnitreel | Reviewed this property |
Yes, Small shops in the area to visit. I wouldn't go on a really cold day but mild temperatures would be good to walk around outside.