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“Interesting trip into the past ”

Colonial Williamsburg
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Colonial Williamsburg is the only place that takes you back in time to the dawn of America. This isn't just a place where things once happened. They're happening, right now, here in the 18th century. We're the place where the idea of our country is being born; the place where the ideals we stand for as Americans are being defined. We are the 18th century "live," filled with the stories of the women, men, and children—free and enslaved—whose values and visions gave us a new world. Step back in time and meet the people who made America—sing with them, dance with them, eat with them, and have fun with them. For every person who wants to understand this country, this is your place.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

We parked at the visitor centre and took the 15 minute walk to the settlement/ town . It was a particularly hot day so this walk was a little uncomfortable, but the town was really interesting, with people dressed in colonial costume and telling you all about how the town was developed.
We didn’t stay as long as we would have liked to because of the heat , but enjoyed what we did see of it .

Thank Michelle H
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Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

This was our first time here. We quite enjoyed visiting the various locations and had quite a good time. It was a short visit though, so we barely scratched the surface of all we would have liked to see and experience. We'll be returning soon.

Thank Kristal D
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Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

Wow this place is a scorcher and it’s hard to find places to cool off because it’s so packed. I felt very disorganized being here because there is so much going on at one time. We have a one year old and honestly we didn’t get our moneys worth here because pretty much everything is a guided tour. Try to explain that to a nonverbal toddler...impossible. I would say if you have children come back when their school aged so they really get into the culture they’ve created and go in the fall. I feel like this place is always packed so that’s just something us introverts will have to deal with. Overall Everything is really cool but my last issue is the price, 40$ for an adult, gulp. Sorry folks this isn’t Disney there is enough to experience for that dollar amount. We will come back though but we will plan our next visit a lot better so we get out moneys worth.

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Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

If you have small children definitely get the two day pass. Between nap times and get back and forth to the hotel we did not get to go inside all the buildings that we wanted.

Thank Angela O
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Reviewed 19 July 2018

A great historical site that was restored/reconstructed to show life as it was in precolonial times. We have been there many times and each time we learn something different. There are docents in character who tell visitors about the house and if a tradesman demonstrate their craft while telling the visitors about the craft. Be sure to check the daily listing of demonstrations and other events. Highly recommended for children old enough to understand the historical significance of Colonial Williamsburg. All the staff either paid or volunteers are extremely helpful. There is a lot of walking sometimes on uneven ground. There are restrooms and drinks available in shops and vending machines around the displays. The vending machines are located in structures that are part of or adjacent to homes. There is a frequent bus service around the perimeter that is included with the price of the ticket. Lots of places to eat but for dinner reservations are required. Military (active and retired) discounted admission tickets are available on site at the Visitors Center. Lots of free parking at the Visitors Center.

Thank John L
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