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Governor's Palace

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Address: Northern End of Palace Green, Colonial Williamsburg, Williamsburg, VA
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The luxurious palace of the loyalist governor, complete with meticulously...

The luxurious palace of the loyalist governor, complete with meticulously replicated late 18th century furnishings.

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Impressive interior!

This was the most impressive of the Colonial Williamsburg houses. The entry foyer is full of weapons, the colors in the house are bright, the guide was very good. The kitchen... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Saratoga Springs, New York

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was the most impressive of the Colonial Williamsburg houses. The entry foyer is full of weapons, the colors in the house are bright, the guide was very good. The kitchen was open and the cook was quite fun to talk to. A must see on the Colonial Williamsburg circuit.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Going on Presidents' Day Weekend was a great experience. Colonial Williamsburg had special events highlighting Washington, Jefferson, and Madison. Super fun weekend.

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Staten Island, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you are visiting Colonial Williamsburg this is one of the main exhibits you must see. It is about a 25 minute walk through with a docent who will give you a history lesson about Virginia. It can be a little boring for young kids.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I enjoyed walking through this palace. Everything was beautifully decorated and well preserved to reflect the past time period. The tours could be interesting, but we had a 6 year old with us, and towards the end he was really bouncing to get out and move around more. To my knowledge, there is not walk-through option without taking a tour.... More 

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Franklin, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everyone has to go to see the Governors palace when in Colonial Williamsburg. We have young kids so going inside the Palace is a little bit dangerous for us plus my kids find it a little boring. But what we love is the gardens around back. The kids love the hedge maze. We have played in the gardens for hours.... More 

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed the information provided by the guide. It was a slow day in February so we were the only two in his group. Learned why they call the governor's residence a "palace". If you can't do stairs you will miss out on the upstairs, there is no elevator.

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Whittier, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The house is great and the arms decorating its walls are a sight to see, but for nature lovers like me the garden is just gorgeous!

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Beaverdam, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The palace is amazing! Don't miss it! But don't forget the out buildings and the gardens in the back--they are equally impressive.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed the staff, very friendly and knowledgeable. Beautiful structure and interesting part of or history.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A true representation of our wonderful history here in Williamsburg Va. Shouldn't be missed. All of the rooms have period furniture.

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