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Colonial Williamsburg

. Description:  This is pretty much where living history as it is known today began.  According to their web site, Colonial Williamsburg has 3500 employees, 500 buildings on 173 acres. Go to their web site for more.  Our site summarizes what's available, and the variety of properties and programs at Williamsburg really goes beyond our scope. They have added a daily 2 hour event called Revolutionary City with reenactments of events leading to the American Revolution.
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How to find: 

Address:
Visitor Center
100 Visitor Center Drive
Williamsburg VA

Parent Organization:
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Contacts
Phone 757 229-1000
Toll-Free 800 HISTORY
URL
Colonial Williamsburg
   www.history.org
Hours:
Dates Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Jan 1 - Mar 18              
Daily, year round.  Most buildings open at 9, closing times vary with building and season. 
Season
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Admission:
Criteria
As of MAR 2008
Child

Student

Adult

Senior

Groups

Capital City Pass  6-17 $18   $37    
Governor's Key to the City Pass (2 consecutive days) 6-17 $24   $49    
Freedom Pass (good for 1 year) 6-17 $29    $59    
Independence Pass (1 year, additional property admissions, special events, discounts) 6-17 $44    $89    
Special Fees:  online ticketing available for a 10% discount. Audio tours $6 for ticketed guests, $15 for non-ticketed guests
Additional Group Info:
Special Tours & Pricing: 
guests at official hotels receive discounted tickets
Reservation Contact:
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On Site Features:
What kind of visit you can have:  If you plan to visit and want to avoid the crowds, our best trip was on a cold, rainy weekend in early March.  The gardens weren't yet flowering and there weren't many special events, but there were no crowds, and you could talk at length with the craftspeople.  You can book most activities online or at the 800 number.
Big Events: Suggested Stay:
Period 1700s Type of Site Town
Buildings: apothecary, blacksmith, brick yard, cabinetmaker, capitol building, carpenter, courthouse, 5 major houses, gaol, Governor's palace, wheelwright, gunsmith, harness shop, magazine, milliner, printer, bookbinder, 3 taverns, windmill, shoemaker, silversmith, wigmaker, Folk Art museums, Public Hospital, Wallace Decorative Arts Museum, Bruton Parish Church, Visitor Center
Interpreters: Multiple interpreters, craftspeople, guides, all in costume Craftspeople: apothecary, blacksmith, cabinetmaker,  carpenter, wheelwright, gunsmith, harness shop, milliner, printer, bookbinder,  windmill, shoemaker, silversmith, wigmaker
Special Programs:
Kid Friendly:
On Site Amenities:
Eating Name/Capacity Hours Type of food
Picnic
Vending/
Snacks
Restaurant 9 restaurants;
4 with historic menu items:
Christiana Campbell's;
Chownings;
King's Arms;
Shields
call 800-TAVERNS the four listed here have historic menus and costumed staff 
Shopping Shop Merchandise Hours
Name 28 shops, or shop online   757 229-1000 for the 11 shops in the historic area
Sleeping Description

Capacity/ Availability

Reservations/ Contact

Camping/RV
Cabins Colonial Houses   www.history.org
e-mail cwres@cwf.org
Toll Free 
800-HISTORY
Hotel/Motel Williamsburg Inn;
Williamsburg Lodge;
Williamsburg Woodlands;
Governors Inn
 
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Busch Gardens - Williamsburg Activity
College of William and Mary Center Archaeological  Education
Institute of Early American History and Culture History Related Organization
Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum Museum
Colonial Williamsburg Museum
Jamestown Settlement Museum
Muscarelle Museum of Art Museum
Williamsburg Tourism Information
Details are on the way, but in the meantime, you can find addresses, descriptions, URLs and more at our sister site, www.stepintoplaces.com

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Nearby Places to Stay:

  Address Contact
Camping/RV  
Jamestown Beach Campsites PO Box CB
Williamsburg VA  23187
757 229-7609

Bed & Breakfast

 
Autumn Leaves 520 Jamestown Road
Williamsburg VA 23185
757-253-8977
Black Badger Inn 720 College Terrace
Williamsburg VA 23185
757 253-0202
Bonjour Buns 700 Richmond Road
Williamsburg VA 23185
757 253-0066
Fife & Drum 441 Prince George Street
Williamsburg VA 23185
757 345-1776
Governor's Trace B&B 303 Capitol Landing Road
Williamsburg VA 23185
757 229-7552
Indian Springs B&B 330 Indian Springs Road
Williamsburg VA 23185
757 220-0726
Newport House B&B 710 South Henry Street
Williamsburg VA 23185
757 229-1775
White House on Washington Street 111 Washington Street
Williamsburg VA 23185
757 258-3285
Colonial Capital B&B 501 Richmond Road
Williamsburg VA 23185
757 229-0233
Home Stay B&B 517 Richmond Road
Williamsburg VA 23185
757 565-2181
Hotel/Motel   Click Here For Bookings in or near Williamsburg
A Country Inn & Suites 400 Bypass Road
Williamsburg VA 23185
757 259-7990
Bassett Motel 800 York Street
Williamsburg VA 23185
757 229-5175
Best Western Inn 249 York Street
Williamsburg VA 23185
757 229-9540
Four Points Hotel 351 York Street
Williamsburg VA 23185
757 229-4100
Hampton Inn 505 York Street
Williamsburg VA 23185
757 220-3100
Hilton Garden Inn 1624 Richmond Road
Williamsburg VA 23185
757 253-9400
Marriott Spring Hill 1644 Richmond Road
Williamsburg VA 23185
757 941-3000
Quarterpath Inn 620 York Street
Williamsburg VA 23185
757 220-0960
Williamsburg Hotel 351 York Street
Williamsburg VA 23185
757 229-4155
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