I had a triangle pass and was in Williamsburg for six days. It wasn't until the fifth day that I was able to get a tour- not that the tours aren't offered everyday, every fifteen minutes, but because I didn't want to spend a half hour waiting every day. You wait fifteen minutes inside the gates and at least 15 minutes in line outside the gates towards the afternoon. So, I would suggest making this one of your first stops around opening time to avoid the crowds and long waits. Our tour guide was a young woman who was very enthusiastic and humorous. The site is mainly a reconstruction after the myriad fires that took place on the site. It was home to the house of burgesses and has the room where the Virginians declared their independence and 12 rights on June 12 (approximately a month before the Declaration of Independence). It also houses the courtroom which was used for criminal offenses (the separate courthouse in Colonial Williamsburg was used for civil misdemeanors and disputes) and she gave a lively demonstration of what a trial would be like. It was interesting, though a bit rushed between rooms to get groups from one room to another.
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