One of the highlights of our trip to Williamsburg! Beautifully restored to show what would have been.
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Packed full of history it was really nice to hear all about the people who lived here and how their lives effected the surrounding town. Beautiful house restored very well with beautiful gardens and outside kitchens and cellar that you can look around too. This...More
We loved imagining how everything worked during the 18th century:) If we had gone in warmer weather the grounds would have been lovely! They were nice but definitely not the time to go. Although it was much quieter so that was a plus because we...More
This was of course the home of the governor where the "a" list people would party.Built on the original foundation. I believe the basement is intact. It's appearance inside has changed over the decades as new facts are being uncovered. Visit during the winter and...More
Details, details, details, in the recreation, and great interpreters take you back centuries to when the Virginia Governor ruled form a home just like this! What an amazing collection of arms and swords, etc! Regrets no access to upper floors . . .
The kitchen was the most animated room, the workers in the main palace were not as informative or interested sorry to say.
If you come from the Visitor's Center, you will most likely start off at the Governor's Palace. There were many re-enactors inside and they were happy to explain the purpose of rooms and how they would have been used when Williamsburg was still the capital....More
great reproduction of the period in décor. The people representing the times and clothing were very knowledgeable. Fun and educational,
Best site in all of colonial Williamsburg. It’s worth all the hype and wait time. The inside is amazing and the outside is gorgeous. I would suggest that it’s the first stop in colonial Williamsburg.
The decoration and speeches given in this Governor's Palace are pretty authentic. We were amazed by some of the things that we learned about the Governor who was hated and his beloved wife. The kitchen is wonderful smelling as the ladies cook authentic foods of...More