Governor's Palace

Currently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
  • Address: 300 Palace Green St, Williamsburg, VA 23185, United States
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-8004478679
  • Ticket Price: 41 USD
  • Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, Educational Site, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Architecture , Heritage Building

About Governor's Palace, Williamsburg

The Governor’s Palace is one of the largest buildings in Colonial Williamsburg that was built in the early 1700s. It used to be the official residence of the Royal Governors of the Colony of Virginia and served as its capital before it was moved to Richmond in 1780.

The Palace subsequently burned down in 1781 and was painstakingly reconstructed at the original site during the 1930s. The architectural beauty of the palace is something to behold. The palace is a must-visit for those visitors who are interested in the lives that the early settlers led and the kind of functions that took place then.

  • Some events take place at the palace such as colonial dances, demonstrations and concerts.
  • Behind the palace are beautiful, tiered gardens overlooking a stream.

Governor's Palace Information

  • The palace is wheelchair accessible.
  • Although the site is open during inclement weather, if it is raining steadily for more than three hours, you may request another ticket for another day. If the request is met, the ticket must be used by the end of the current year.

Governor's Palace Ticket Prices

  • Ages 6-12: $20.49
  • There is no singular ticket to visit the governor’s palace. Your ticket will let you visit the entirety of Colonial Williamsburg.

Governor's Palace Opening and Closing Hours

  • Colonial Williamsburg and the Governor’s Palace are open 365 days a year.

How To reach Governor's Palace by Public Transport

  • An Amtrak station lies a few blocks away.

Restaurants Near Governor's Palace

  • Christiana Campbell’s Tavern
  • Terrace Room
  • Regency Room
  • Taste Studio
  • Huzzah! BBQ Grille

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Things to Know Before Visiting Governor's Palace

  • 58.24% of people who visit Williamsburg include Governor's Palace in their plan

  • 57.68% of people start their Governor's Palace visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 4 Hrs to see Governor's Palace

Thursday, Friday and Saturday

90.95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Governor's Palace

People normally club together Jamestown Settlement and Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum while planning their visit to Governor's Palace.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Governor's Palace, Williamsburg Reviews

  • I looked up the construction of this restoration and found that , unlike the original, this building is framed in concrete and steel and is built to easily withstand the traffic it gets and has far better fire protection than the original. As far as apearence goes it is just like the original. This building should be with us for a long time.

  • Outstanding historical site and staff! The tour takes about 20 minutes. Recently remodeled....A great site to visit if you love colonial history!

  • Nice interesting, educational tour. Has lift on side. Just ask for assistance. Guides talked to mom while I toured upstairs.

  • We had an amazing tour with only one other couple with us. Guide was very personable and knowledgeable. Check daily schedule for rotating programs during different times and seasons.

  • Even during the worst of the humid heat of a summer in Williamsburg, the lush grounds of the palace provide beautiful shelter.

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