Merchants Square204 Votes Currently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
Merchants Square is located adjacent to Colonial Williamburg’s historic area. It is considered one of the first planned shopping malls in North America. It was built in 1935. The perfect place to shop till you drop!
- There are over 40 unique restaurants and stores here with a range of products available.
- The architecture is inspired by the houses and stores of 18th century Williamsburg.
- A number of community events happen at the square such as concerts and performances. There is even a farmer’s market.
- There are lots of stores here like Jazzy Giraffe, Scotland House Ltd., William & Mary Bookstore and Cafe, Chico’s.
Merchants Square Travel Tips
- Entry is free.
- The products sold here can be pricey.
How to Reach Merchants Square
- Bus: No 14 stop Merchant Square.
- Fat Canary
- Blue Talon Bistro
- Berret’s Seafood Restaurant & Taphouse Grill
- Seasons Cafe
- The Trellis Restaurant
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27.38% of people who visit Williamsburg include Merchants Square in their plan
1 PM - 2 PM
72.22% of people start their Merchants Square visit around 1 PM - 2 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Merchants Square
88.24% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Merchants Square
Merchants Square Reviews & Ratings
Always a pleasant experience. Yes, parking can be bear at times, but can typically find off street parking a short walk away. Merchants have always been so cordial and family friendly. Great diverse selection of items, food, wine! Excellent way to spend a day!! May even get surprise firework display in the evening!
Today's weather was beautiful, and it was the Sunday in August that the college students come back to town, so parking is hard to find. There are a few places to pay to park, and on days like this I recommend them. January, February, March, and parts of April there will only be the newly Weds or the nearly reads, which makes parking for free more feasible.
The Bruton Parish Gift Shoppe offers a range of well-chosen gifts. Their Buyer is excellent! Other than chatting with the well-versed and charming gentleman docent on an unseasonably HOT day, that Is what we did! It is always a place to return to.
Attended the Whistle Belly Craft Beer festival. Great location because the street is already blocked for foot traffic. Merchant's Square is a great place to shop and dine which I've done before. Eat at the Trellis or Dog Street Pub or grab a sandwich at the Cheese Shop.
I love this area it was the perfect way to introduce history to our teenagers in a fun believable way. We enjoyed the shoppes, feelings of being back in time, and the friendliness of the various shopkeepers.