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This stone unicorn, on my picture, was put on the right side of the brick gate to the Governor's Palace. The unicorn is a legendary creature shaped like a horse but with a single, often spiral, horn growing out of its forehead.

In popular belief, unicorn horns could neutralize poisons. The unicorn also served as a common symbol of indomitable pride and purity and of Jesus. The English lion and the Scottish unicorn remain a part of the British coat-of-arms to this day, supporting the royal shield.

Address: P. O. Box 1776; Williamsburg, VA 23187-1776
Directions: From the Visitor Center take any bus and get off on the first bus stop, follow the direction signs
othercontact: +1 (800) 761-8331
Phone: +1 (757) 229-1000
Website: http://www.history.org/Almanack/places/hb/hbpal.cfm

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  • Updated Dec 17, 2004
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