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Colonial Williamsburg

101 Visitor Center Drive, Williamsburg, VA 23185-4565
+1 855-392-8473
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
101 Visitor Center Drive, Williamsburg, VA 23185-4565
+1 855-392-8473

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Reviewed yesterday

a wonderful look on the past, from politics to insane assylums, with some surprises thrown in. Don't miss the mujseum at the hospital

Thank Ann H
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Parking is hard to find. It's free to walk down the main st but they charge to go into the buildings! Everything is very expensive from buildings to limited food to the special events like 'ghost walk' 'cry which ... a mic trial' etc. roads...More

Thank Stephanie S
Reviewed 2 days ago

We only spent a 1/2 day here so did not get to see everything. The kids got to play old games which they loved. they really enjoyed talking to the people and interacting with them. It was so hot this day.

Thank Misty J
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Be sure to wear good walking shoes! But the entire place was very clean (other than horse droppings from carriage rides) & the staff, all in period costumes, very friendly and helpful. Loved the Governors Palace, shoe maker, printing shop and blacksmith. We got there...More

Thank megd004
Reviewed 2 days ago

Live here and walk in CW every chance I get! Ever-changing entertainment, from the Fife and Drum Corps to the costumed interpreters to the beautiful horse or ox drawn carriages! The shops have amazing Colonial items! Purchasing a pass allows you to also enjoy a...More

1  Thank squirrel912
Reviewed 3 days ago

See everything you can!!! So charming and beautiful!! Worth buying the ticket to see inside of the historical buildings and hearing the stories from the far past!!

1  Thank faketajones
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My husband and I decided to take a vacation in colonial Williamsburg, it was a long drive but worth it. If you like history this is the place for you! Always something going on, plenty of hands on things to do. Although there is a...More

Thank jrmom1238
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Though we did not purchase tickets, we enjoyed our walk through this lovely colonial treasure. The gardens were beautiful, and we enjoyed seeing the beautifully restored and kept houses. My son loved watching the horses as they clopped through the streets. Everyone in costume was...More

Thank Madmaggie42
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Incredible! It's beautiful, fun, so educational. The witch trial was awesome. It was a wonderful vacation. We spent 2 days and 1 night there. You can't do it justice in one day. I'm jealous of the locals who can go all the time.

Thank Laura T
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had a really bad dinner Wednesday night at Christina Campbell's. Good food but absolutely horrendous service. Really surprised by the completely incompetent wait staff. It took an hour for most in our party to get a cocktail. Then 2 of the 8 were still...More

1  Thank sallyhczer
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Sandy J
We are planning on stopping on our way to FL in mid Nov. Will most of the attractions be open then?
3 May 2017|
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Response from rebzim51 | Reviewed this property |
Some of the houses will not be open. However, the main buildings are open. you will get the added bonus of the Christmas decorating will be up. very pretty.
Allan W
We are travelling in mid June with two grandchildren, 7 and 10, so we are conscious of what will interest them. Does anyone care to recommend which ticket is best? I know you can walk the grounds but is the sampler ticket best given the age of our group. Opinions appreciated.
1 May 2017|
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Response from Heather F | Reviewed this property |
I would go the sampler. Any more and the kids will begin to protest that it's boring. Go to the magazine and the blacksmith with them. Do houses that have action, animals, etc. when we went the magazine had an Indian... More
Erin D
Do you need to get reservations in advance or can you get tickets the day you want to go? We are going in Mid July and I am not familiar with how it works visiting Colonial Williamsburg. We aren't sure our week's plans yet but wanted to make sure we didn't miss out on visiting Colonial Williamsburg.
28 April 2017|
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Response from GJC1959 | Reviewed this property |
Colonial Williamsburg is open to wander around in free of charge. However to get into the houses and see the demonstrations etc. you do need a ticket which you can get on the day. If you want to eat there or go in any of the... More