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- 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
Governor's Palace - Review
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 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
57.26% of people who visit Williamsburg include Governor's Palace in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
78.13% of people start their Governor's Palace visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 4 Hrs to see Governor's Palace
91.55% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Governor's Palace
Governor's Palace Trips
Governor's Palace, Williamsburg Reviews
It was so realistic! My family, us peasants, were not allowed in, because some rich donors were touring it. Keep in mind, we just spent one hundred dollars on tickets, one hundred and forty if we didn't have any coupons. I wish we were told this before, as on our map it said we could go in at that time. We weren't even allowed to walk on the grounds.
One of my favorite locations to visit in Colonial Williamsburg. It was great being back in the area..loved the tour. The gardens in the back are amazing, and always fascinated with checking out the kitchen around back. Thanks for a great historical experience!
The Governor’s Palace at Colonial Williamsburg is the crowning jewel. It is a magnificent and beautiful edifice with charming gardens and side buildings. There is a walled fruit garden, a wonderful maze and many other delightful spots. Highly recommend.
Painstaking recreation of the original. You will feel like you stepped into the 1770s. They did a great job with the children's tour. Well worth the time. Be sure to allot some time to walk the gardens and explore the cellar, kitchen, and the rest of the grounds. There is even a hedge maze in the far back part of the property (though it was closed on the day we were there). Ask lots of questions, the historians will likely have the answers for you.
I loved colonial Williamsburg. The history behind the Governor's Palace was well versed by our guide. My 8 year old and 4 year old were actually listening, so you know he did a good job of keeping everyone interested in the stories surrounding the palace rooms.