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Governor's Palace

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Address: Northern End of Palace Green, Colonial Williamsburg, Williamsburg, VA
Phone Number: +1 855-392-8473
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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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This was a time to see what royalty lived like in a Governor's Palace with a historic experience back in time.

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Upper Marlboro, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was a time to see what royalty lived like in a Governor's Palace with a historic experience back in time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Governor's Palace is exactly that: a palace. While a few in Williamsburg lived in what for those days were respectable quarters, they must have been in awe of the opulence of the palace if they ever were invited to visit. I was.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We found touring this very interesting. If you love woodwork you will love this place. I also enjoyed visiting the kitchen where they were cooking an actual meal.

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Mebane, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our tour was a true insight into the people and times - how society worked and how people lived. We went here first - and I highly recommend it as a starting point to understand many of the other aspects of colonial life in Williamsburg.

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Bryantown, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The greens were hung and we had a great time exploring on our own from 4-5 PM. Any hunters will love the guns and swords.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was great to hear about how life was led by those in charge in the day and to see the lifestyle they led. The house is impressive and were the gardens.

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Pasadena, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a very good tour through the palace. Really puts perspective on how the rich lived as compared to everyone else. Lots of period weapons on display.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Children 5 and 7 would not find this building interesting, but the children's tour that they offer kept them engaged for 45 minutes and the adults found it just as interesting to see it from a children's prospective.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Governor's Palace was entirely rebuilt on its original site. They had to take down a nearly brand-new high school to reclaim the location. The tour is included in the Colonial Williamsburg passes and definitely worth it. The palace is beautifully furnished and our guide provided a lot of background information in a very short amount of time. It is... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This building is not original but was rebuilt within 3 inches of the original layout (that was found after the building was finished) a wonderful edition and provides an interesting background about the Governor of Virginia right before the American Revolution.

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