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Governor's Palace

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Governor's Palace

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Northern End of Palace Green Colonial Williamsburg, Williamsburg, VA
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DPW wrote a review 4 Apr
Wisconsin165 contributions72 helpful votes
The house has an interesting history. Only the downstairs is open during the tour. You can see the 2nd floor via a virtual tour on your laptop/phone. There are grounds to explore that included a maze and vegetable garden. There was a sign for an old cemetary; however, the signs led to the maze. We got there close to closing time, so we weren't able to explore the grounds as much as we would have liked.
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Date of experience: March 2021
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Brad W wrote a review 4 Apr
Winchester, Kentucky233 contributions62 helpful votes
This "palace" features all of the regal grandeur that the name implies. From an entryway decked out in period weapons, to an ornate ball room featuring antique furniture, every detail of the palace shows off the incredible wealth and power of the men who lived here. During my visit the COVID restrictions were in place, which limited the palace tours to about 10 people at a time. This ultimately meant an average wait time of about 2 hours to get in. The staff were great about allowing "placeholders" in the line though, so my wife an I were able to trade off one of us holding the line, while the other explored. It was definitely worth the wait though.
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Wendy D wrote a review Mar 2021
Albany, New York112 contributions59 helpful votes
Beautiful to visit. Love walking around the garden. Be sure to check out the maze in the back of the garden.
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Date of experience: March 2021
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traveler196869 wrote a review Mar 2021
Washington, DC36 contributions58 helpful votes
We did not go into the Palace as we were uncertain that the grandkids would enjoy. But, they -- and we adults -- fully enjoyed the grounds. The garden maze was a particular hit, with all the grandkids going through numerous times.
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Date of experience: March 2021
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Brandon wrote a review Mar 2021
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania155 contributions19 helpful votes
The Governor's Palace is one of the main attractions at Colonial Williamsburg. If you purchase the tickets to come to Williamsburg, make sure that you go on the tour of the Palace. It is so interesting to see how the royalty were treated back then.
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Date of experience: February 2021
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