"Williamburg's Gaol" Gaol - Jail Tip by Tom_Fields

Gaol - Jail, Williamsburg: 9 reviews and 13 photos

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Every town needs a jail, or gaol is it was once called. Williamsburg was certainly no exception. Its old gaol had a live-in keeper, and a number of very austere cells. Free tours are given regularly, all day.

Address: P. O. Box 1776 Williamsburg, VA 23187-1776
Directions: To visit the town, take I-64 east to Hwy 143 (exit 238). Follow it to Route 132 (Henry St), and follow the signs to the Visitors Center. The gaol is on Nicholson St, just northwest of the Capitol.
Phone: (757) 229-1000
Website: http://www.history.org/

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written May 20, 2007
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