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Colonial Williamsburg

Williamsburg is a large town situated in East Virginia, however the old town has been preserved as a historial and interesting place to visit. Some buildings are reproductions and some have been restored. It is not just an open air type of museum but people actually still live there.

In 1699 the capital of Virginia changed from Jamestown to Williamsburg and remained the capital until 1780 when it was transferred to Richmond. Williamsburg was named after the reigning King, William of Orange.

The authorities decided that Williamsburg would be built along colonial lines with lavish houses, gardens and municipal buildings.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Great to see such lovely old buildings restored
  • Cons:A bit expensive for a day out!
  • In a nutshell:Worth visiting
  • Last visit to Williamsburg: Aug 2003
  • Intro Updated Sep 18, 2004
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  • lmkluque's Profile Photo
    Nov 20, 2006 at 6:37 AM

    Entertaining page on Williamsburg Di!! Of course you didn't do anything wrong! But, isn't that what all caught criminals say? lol

  • BerniShand's Profile Photo
    Feb 5, 2006 at 9:29 AM

    there seems to have been a lot of fire here in the past ! like your little fan a big hug from a big fan

  • starship's Profile Photo
    Dec 16, 2005 at 5:18 AM

    Super page! As a teenager, my friends & I visited Williamsburg & Yorktown at least once a month from our home town of Hampton. I love history!

  • Karnubawax's Profile Photo
    Aug 27, 2005 at 10:38 PM

    Excellent page - great facts and info -thanks for the wonderful tips!

  • wcph's Profile Photo
    Jul 26, 2005 at 11:22 PM

    Dianne, what great photos and thorough content! Sorry can't help laughing when I saw your pic with the stocks. :-)

  • Sep 13, 2004 at 5:57 PM

    I have thouroughly enjoyed your Williamsburg Page. The pictures and information are amazing. I would like to make one tiny suggestion though. The picture labled Colonial House is actually the Armistead House and was built much later in the federal style.

  • sasa2977's Profile Photo
    Aug 25, 2004 at 6:11 AM

    enjoyed your Virginia page, good description, very accurate, been in Williamsburg, August 3rd, we had a great time!

  • mickeyjane1's Profile Photo
    Jul 15, 2004 at 10:27 AM

    HI DIANNE, I NEVER WOULD HAVE THOUGHT THERE WAS SO MUCH TO DO HERE, IT SOUNDS GREAT. HOPE YOU ARE OK

  • Goner's Profile Photo
    Mar 24, 2004 at 9:51 PM

    Super page Dianne. You certainly had a hot time in Williamsburg.

  • tessy's Profile Photo
    Mar 7, 2004 at 12:03 PM

    It always the same when travelling with twens: finding something like Busch garden, so that they will be happy also.

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