We didn’t do much riding today; Colonial Williamsburg is only a few miles from the hotel. Today was a sunny day it got a little warm in the afternoon.
Colonial Williamsburg is a living-history museum and private foundation presenting part of a historic district in the city of Williamsburg, Virginia, United States. Colonial Williamsburg’s 301-acre (122 ha) Historic Area includes buildings from the 18th century (during part of which the city was the capital of Colonial Virginia), as well as 17th-century, 19th-century, and Colonial Revival structures, as well as more recent reconstructions. The Historic Area is an interpretation of a colonial American city, with exhibits of dozens of restored or re-created buildings related to its colonial and American Revolutionary War history. Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Area’s combination of restoration and re-creation of parts of the colonial town’s three main thoroughfares and their connecting side streets attempts to suggest the atmosphere and the circumstances of 18th-century Americans. Colonial Williamsburg’s motto has been: “That the future may learn from the past”.
Costumed employees work and dress as people did in the era, sometimes using colonial grammar and diction (although not colonial accents). Prominent buildings include the Raleigh Tavern, the Capitol, the Governor’s Palace (all reconstructed), as well as the Courthouse, the George Wythe House, the Peyton Randolph House, the Magazine, and independently owned and functioning Bruton Parish Church (all originals). Colonial Williamsburg’s portion of the Historic Area begins east of the College of William & Mary’s College Yard.
The visitor’s center was quite busy when we got there, you can get in free, but you won’t be able to go into most of the exhibits. The cost of a one-day ticket is $41.00 a person. We just walked around and spent most of the day there. I was having problems with my feet and we didn’t know how much we would be able to see. Minnie did get some great pictures of a few buildings that were free, like the church. You would need a multiple day pass if you wanted to go into all the buildings.
This is a nice place to visit, just be aware that there is a lot of walking, and there is a lot to see here.
Seems I can’t keep from getting into trouble, first in Mayberry and now this. I guess you can’t walk too soon after have an ale for lunch, who knew? Not me.
Capitol Building Pics