Williamsburg is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Williamsburg one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Williamsburg is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Williamsburg or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Williamsburg. Explore the historical monuments of Williamsburg with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Williamsburg guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Williamsburg page for the complete list of attractions and activities.
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Top Historical Williamsburg landmarks
Traverse through the finest landmarks and famous historical buildings of Williamsburg.
#1 of 10 Historical Places in Williamsburg | Added 6659 times in trip plans
1368 Colonial National Historic Pkwy, Jamestown, VA 23081, United States
09:00 am - 05:00 pm
Located on the James River, Historic Jamestowne is the cultural heritage site where the city of Jamestown was established way back in 1607. It was the site of the first permanent English settlement in North America. The site was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1966. The heritage site is jointly taken care of and operated by US...
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2110 Jamestown Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185, United States
09:00 am - 05:00 pm
Jamestown Settlement is a living history museum where costumed interpreters portray the life of a resident of Jamestown in the 17th century. It is a comprehensive reconstruction of the life and times of the early English settlers and the settlement is situated adjacent to Historic Jamestowne.
It was in the 19th century that the first efforts were m...
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300 Palace Green St, Williamsburg, VA 23185, United States
09:00 am - 05:00 pm
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 reconstruct...
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31 W Duke of Gloucester St, Williamsburg, VA 23185, United States
09:00 am - 04:00 pm
The Bruton Parish Episcopal Church is another attraction within Colonial Williamsburg. It was established in 1674 and restored by 1905. It remains active today, so you can go attend its services and recitals or talk to the many church volunteers who will tell you the rich history of the place. The church has been visited by some of the famous names...
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522 Francis St E, Williamsburg, VA 23185, United States
09:00 am - 05:00 pm
Bassett Hall is an 18th century frame house that is part of Colonial Williamsburg. It is here that John D. Rockefeller, Jr. and his wife Abby Aldrich Rockefeller lived when the restoration of Colonial Williamsburg was taking place in the 1930s. The house was originally built between 1753 and 1766. It is now open to the public and appears as it did ...
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134 N Henry St, Williamsburg, VA 23185, United States
10:00 am - 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 ho...
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200 Stadium Dr, Williamsburg, VA 23186, United States
The Sir Christopher Wren Building at the College of William & Mary was constructed between 1695 and 1700 and is the oldest college building that is still standing in the United States. The building has been constantly plagued by fires (in 1705, 1859 and 1862). Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe, John Tyler, and John Marshall have all walked its hal...
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1355 Colonial National Historic Pkwy, Williamsburg, VA 23185, United States
08:30 am - 05:00 pm
The Jamestown Glasshouse is located in Jamestown, Virginia and is part of the Historic Jamestowne experience. It was first built in 1608, just a few yards away from the current glasshouse. It was abandoned in 1624.
These glasshouses were excavated in 1948. The glasshouse that exists today was built during the 1970s. Instead of trees like in the old...
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1851 Richmond Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185, United State
12:01 am - 12:00 am
The Wallace’s Trading Post is a nice little place to stop by if you’re looking for some nice souvenirs to take home.
The store has apparel, collectibles, auto accessories, golf accessories, jewellery, books and countless other items.
The store sells licensed College of William and Mary memorabilia.
The fudge available at the store is d...
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7135 Pocahontas Trail, Williamsburg, VA 23185
The bloody ravine is the site of a bloody, gruesome skirmish during the 1862 Battle of Williamsburg where 41,000 Federals and 32,000 Confederates fought. The area provided temporary fortification or redoubts to both the armies. A number of troops from the army of Northern Virginia witnessed their first bout of fighting right here, on this very site...