Colonial Williamsburg Historic Area in Williamsburg, Virginia is a first-hand insight into life in colonial settlements in the 18th century. This tourist attraction boasts of actors in period costumes, historical buildings restored and preserved for authenticity and people going about their business, just like they would in colonial America. All of the above makes Colonial Williamsburg Historic Area a must visit landmark on your visit to Williamsburg, Virginia. The mementos and collectibles you can buy here and the tasty treats are definitely additional reasons to visit Colonial Williamsburg Historic Area in Williamsburg, Virginia.
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Colonial Williamsburg Historic Area Reviews & Ratings
My wife and I went one year during an anniversary trip and we had a great time. We enjoyed each of the buildings and each of the reenactments. We enjoyed eating in the restaurants and getting the colonial experience. We took our kids back recently and while they enjoyed the same experience, I would recommend a different time than the heat of the summer. My wife and I also did the haunted ghost tour one evening and that was a good time as well. In my opinion, whether you are a history buff or not, this is a must see in Virginia, especially if you are in or around Williamsburg.
Our family thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Williamsburg and the opportunity to connect with history through expert interpretation. We found the exhibits informative, the food delicious, and living history tour guides absolutely engaging and entertaining. We especially enjoyed interacting with our "living history" tour guides. They each demonstrated clear command of historical details and context, but really impressed us with the way they tailored their presentations to the audience, answering a wide range of questions from avid history buffs and more casual visitors. From adults to teens to little children, everyone at Williamsburg seemed to be laughing, curious, and, most importantly, learning something new. We loved experiencing a unique and engaging connection to one of our oldest national treasures. Williamsburg truly makes history come alive. Don't miss it!
Its a lot of walking but it is so much fun. All of the little shops and houses are educational in a super fun way. You can buy all kinds of things from old documents and newspaper articles to clothing worn during that time period. The restaurants are very good and the tours are even better. The carriage rides are super cool too. You can walk around yourself or go through buildings with a guide. Everybody is very friendly. Its a great place for family vacations. Such a cute place.
I only had a day to visit this place. It was lovely. The artisans were informative and polite. The items they sold there and some where quite expensive, but very lovely and quite interesting. There are different types of snack and food that are very good. The food items are interesting as the place itself. They have a colonial band that plays music through the area which is very pleasant. There are many tours for each building, the only down side some of the buildings were not open on certain days, which does not suit someone who is only there for a day! All buildings should be open if the site is open! When you arrive they have you watch a short video, but I thought it was boring and just walking onto the site, they have carriage rides but you have to book it early in the day or you won't be able to book it! The "show" at the end of the day is kind of boring for my taste and I left half way through. The GPS had some trouble working when you get to Colonial Williamsburg , so be careful when you leave, a wrong turn could have you lost in the endless forest surrounding the site! Over all , it is a treat but too much to take in one day.
Beautiful area. Home to William & Mary College. The downtown area is filled with well manicured lawns, hedges and grounds. The colonial buildings are fun to see but after the first few they all look the same. I’m not a big shopping & dining type person which is mostly what you’ll find here. So while it was nice to visit, I could skip this in the future.