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Visiting Colonial Williamsburg VA
Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia was the last stop scheduled on our Roadtrippers itinerary for the Washington DC trip. My friend and former manager had highly recommended we add it to our DC trip when he heard we were coming up his way. I can’t thank him enough, it was one of our more memorable stops.
Unfortunately, by the time we arrived, I was absolutely exhausted. So I didn’t enjoy it as much as I could have.
It was hot and sunny while we were there and we did a lot of walking both the week prior to arriving and during our time here. About halfway through the day, we were sitting on a bench to rest and I got bitten by a horsefly.
At that point, I said, “That’s it. We’re done.” I was just over it. The bite hurt and I was just too tired to keep going. Besides, I still had a really long drive ahead of me to get home.
It was also the most expensive stop we visited on this trip. But, all that said, we did enjoy everything we saw and learned while we were there. We saw so much history there, it was right up our alley for places to visit.
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About Visiting Colonial Williamsburg VA
Colonial Williamsburg is the largest living history museum in the world. Costumed interpreters are located everywhere in this lovely historic area to help you learn about our nation’s history and show you what life was like back in the day that it was founded.
It is a restored and reconstructed historic area between the York and James rivers which was founded in 1632. In 1698, it was designated capital of the English colony. And in 1722 it was bestowed with a royal charter.
Reverend Dr. William Archer Rutherford Goodwin began restoring Williamsburg to its original colonial state in 1926, with the financial backing of John d. Rockefeller Jr. He first purchased the historic Ludwell-Paradise House.
The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation relies on deductible gifts and donors to enable research, documentation and interpretive training as a not-for-profit 501(c)3 educational institution. The historic area houses have been restored and historically preserved. There are actually 88 buildings here which are the originals.
Single-day tickets cost $44.99 for adults and $24.99 for children. Multi-day tickets are just $10 more for adults and $5 more for children. But you do get a lot of bang for your buck on this one. I wouldn’t say it is overpriced at all for what they’ve done and what you get to see.
Colonial Williamsburg is located at 101 Visitor Center Drive, Williamsburg, Virginia. Phone: 866-987-6322. It is open daily from 9am to 5pm.
This is such a cool little city to walk through and enjoy learning about the history of the colonies that founded our nation. We got to walk through old houses and farms, as well as shops selling things like old-fashioned, hand crafted root beer which we thoroughly enjoyed on that hot day.
We made a few really great memories and saw things that I had never seen before on our short trip through historic Colonial Williamsburg. I will never forget this visit. My only regret was that I scheduled it at the end of the trip instead of the beginning where I would’ve had the energy to enjoy it more.
We’re definitely planning to go back and visit again.
I definitely recommend visiting the Colonial Williamsburg if you are in the area. In fact, I would recommend that you buy a multi-day ticket so that you can really take your time and enjoy everything you get to see there.
Have you been there? I’d love to hear what you thought of it. What was your favorite part of the whole experience?
Please drop a few lines in the comments box below and let me know how your visit went.
In the meantime, safe travels!
P.S. If you happen to use travel journals, be sure to check out the travel journal I created for my future Washington DC Road Trips.
Written by Kris M.
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