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Picnic in Williamsburg today

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Picnic in Williamsburg today

Driving from DC right now. Want to drive through Williamsburg but not pay admission. Anywhere we can pick up a picnic lunch and any suggestions on where to have a picnic? Since we don't have a full day didn't think it was worth admission. Is it still worth driving through and walking around. Have 2 kids 8&10 with us

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1. Re: Picnic in Williamsburg today

First, you cannot drive through Colonial Williamsburg -- the historic streets are closed to vehicular traffic during the day.

Suggest you make your way to Merchants Square at the western end of CW's Duke of Gloucester Street. There is two hour parking around the square, and there is patio seating at the Cheese Shop which has great sandwiches, drinks, etc. Then take a stroll on the historic street for a block or two, which is immediately east of Merchants Square, where you will get a flavor of the colonial area.

Hopefully you will be able to return and spend more time in our beautiful area!

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2. Re: Picnic in Williamsburg today

You can't drive through - Colonial Williamsburg's historic area is pedestrian only - no motorized vehicles. For lunch, stop at the Cheese Shop in Merchants Square to pick up sandwiches, chips, beverages. You could park in the paid parking garage on Henry between Prince George and Duke of Gloucester Street, or in the paid lot at the corner of Henry and Francis Street. You won't get a lot out of walking around, but it's nice weather and a pretty area to walk. It'll give you a taste of the area, and we hope you'll want to return for a visit with admission.

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