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Governor's Palace

Northern End of Palace Green, Colonial Williamsburg, Williamsburg, VA
+1 855-392-8473
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The luxurious palace of the loyalist governor, complete with meticulously replicated late 18th century furnishings.
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  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Northern End of Palace Green, Colonial Williamsburg, Williamsburg, VA
+1 855-392-8473
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The governor proudly displayed 1400 weapons in his opulent, gold plated Palace! All this to inspire respect and fear in the hearts of his subjects! But it did not work for our forefathers! In fact, it had quite the opposite effect! The King-Appointed Governor was...More

Thank Jack B
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Govenor was the best actor of all the re-enactors in Colonial Williamsburg. He took the roll and enlived with perosnal insights into the life and lives of the Governor and his family.

Thank georgez81
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had planned to go later in the day and tour on our own but actually learned a lot from out guide.

Thank molly30087
Reviewed 5 days ago

colonial williamsburg was on my bucket list and was thrilled to be able to see it. If you want to go into the bldgs you pay but if you just want to wander the grounds or eat at the taverns it's a freebe.

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The palace is covered by the admission day or multi/day pass which you need to be able go inside most of the buildings. Our guide who was dressed for the part was fantastic. The grounds are also worth exploring especially since we had heard ghost...More

Thank Elaine H
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Governors Palace was a place we always visited when our older kids were younger but we have not been able to go recently due to our child with autism and the tour being long. Now they have an hour at the end of the...More

Thank pegeth13
Reviewed 1 week ago

The palace is air-conditioned and well staffed. Very informative and unbelievible exhibits of guns and weapons.

Thank lovs2fish
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Governor's Palace was very enjoyable and informative. However, several areas the disabled person in our group could not access because of his not being able to walk.

Thank SusanneP925
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don't miss this beautifully restored Governor's Palace from Jefferson's drawings with knowledgeable guides and beautiful grounds. Brings Patrick Henry and Thomas Jefferson to life with stories and information of life in the 1700's. Wonderful tour guides!!

Thank Suzanne H
Reviewed 1 week ago

While the palace is really more of a big house, the tour guide was incredible. Not just knowledgeable, but presented the information in a compelling and entertaining manner. We especially enjoyed seeing the kitchen which was in full action and walking the gardens. This is...More

Thank Carolyn S
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29 May 2017|
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Response from Dennis B | Reviewed this property |
Go to the Williamsburg visitor center, there, you can get a bundle or like a day or two pass for the events that happen to be open that day. First, get a visitor schedule at the desk when you enter the center to see what is... More
29 May 2017|
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Response from Kenneth E | Reviewed this property |
there is a triangle ticket you can get to see jamestown, williamsburg and yorktown. it's good for 7 days.
Tarin R
30 April 2017|
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Response from bhquiltz | Reviewed this property |
I too have not heard of a private tour but encourage you to ask. I would think there are others who'd appreciate this service.