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Address: 101 Visitor Center Drive, Williamsburg, VA 23185-4565
Phone Number: +1 855-392-8473
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Discover Colonial Williamsburg and become a citizen of the Revolutionary...

Discover Colonial Williamsburg and become a citizen of the Revolutionary City. Engage with the local community and experience firsthand the daily struggles of wartime. Explore our art museums, unleash your kids' inner colonists, tee off a game of golf, or relax and unwind at the Spa. Stay at one of the official Colonial Williamsburg hotels, with a variety of opportunities to shop and dine, and you'll never want to leave.

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Dinner and Entertainment at Traditions in the Williamsburg Lodge

This was our 2nd time dining in the Virginia Room at Traditions in the Williamsburg Lodge. It's a grand way to experience the local event of Grand Illumination; a wonderful... read more

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was our 2nd time dining in the Virginia Room at Traditions in the Williamsburg Lodge. It's a grand way to experience the local event of Grand Illumination; a wonderful tradition that ushers in the Christmas holidays for Colonial Williamsburg, VA. Guests were greeted with a pineapple rum punch prior to seating at tables of eight. Diners enjoyed a 3... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The attention to detail makes the living museum experience one to remember. The costumed staff are extremely knowledgeable and serious about protecting an accurate history. Well done!

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Blackstone, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A great history lesson and cultural experience! Plan to spend the day and take time to explore. Some ticketed locations but just strolling around the old city is not.

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Chesapeake Beach, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We try to come to Colonial Williamsburg once a year. We visited the town on Saturday. Sunday was the Grand Illumination. A friend told us it was a "must see.". We went to an early dinner. We found parking, which was tricky. Then we walked to the colonial town. Areas were blocked off. There were stages with singers. It was... More 

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South Bend, Indiana
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

After waiting half an hour to pay to get in we were assured that ALL the shops / events were open. NOT. I went specifically to see the Gunsmith shop. Not open. Glass shop- not open, blacksmith- not open. Hours long wait to get into the court house, some of the events had "last tour at 1:00" and it was... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Totally enjoyed our day of walking, shopping & sightseeing here...lots of interaction with locals that were very friendly & eager to share stories. Parking was a little tough but you keep driving around & eventually will get a lucky spot!! Full of Christmas Spirit & good times!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My Family and I visit Williamsburg a couple of times a year. We love to go there for the shopping, restaurants, historical sites and to visit Busch Gardens and Water Country. Although we only live an hour away sometimes we stay over night. Our favorite hotels there are the Holiday Inn Express and the Fairfield Inn and Suites. I would... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We've been to Colonial Williamsburg numerous times over the years and have always greatly enjoyed it. This time we took our son's family. The public is welcome to park nearby for a fee, enter and walk around, explore the extensive grounds, and eat at the restaurants, but if you wish to go into the historic buildings and take advantage of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Learning the rich history and the daily day-to-day life during the revolution era is definitely an eye-opener. Everyone in the colonial is in character which makes us visitors 'out of this world'. The only disappointment was that the marching of drums did not take place the day of our visit. <Bummer> Tip: The food the the King's Tavern is deliciously... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I took our elementary school children here to expose them to colonialism through a real life experience. We were thrilled we went! Our experience was if we arrived early, all of us would be selected to play a role in the mock up; as jurors in the courthouse trials, using the ink balls in the Printer Shop, herding sheep through... More 

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