Williamsburg, Virginia

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2013 Best Small Towns in America

Contest ends:  September 3, 2013

15 Votes - "Most Patriotic"
1 Votes - "Friendliest"
1 Votes - "Most Beautiful"

Description

Williamsburg houses the history of America’s birth with buildings from the 1600’s, citizens reenacting colonial times, and landmarks representative of our country’s lineage galore. The first chapter of American settlement took place here and today’s locals replicate and share this story with all who come. From the College of William and Mary to reenactments to museums, the journey to independence is captured in every facet of the historic town and cherished by those who have preserved it.

Visitors can see America’s first settlement of Jamestown still being unearthed and venture to Yorktown to experience the full Historic Triangle. The historic district has hundreds of reconstructed buildings and homes spread out over 301 acres.

Among the many attractions are the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum, the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum, Kimball Theatre, and Bassett Hall. The DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum and the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum are now under one roof, where visitors can peruse American and British antiques from the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries, as well as unique pieces of colonial and contemporary folk art.

Captain and Clark explained, “In Williamsburg, the history of America – your history – is hands on…filled with men and women who burn with a zeal for the U.S. The only thing we found to be more impressive than their patriotism is their warmth.”

Excellent town- very quaint, loaded richly with history dating back to our founders. Fife and Drums, parades, carraige rides, shops, dining and welcoming locals who are warm and inviting. Good ole' Southern Hospitality! America starts here with pride and heritage. Don't miss it!
Reviewed by Dia
on September 17, 2012
I've lived in this town with my family for eleven years. We moved here from Manhattan, and it took a bit of getting used to. I, personally, love the slower pace, the natural and heartfelt love of country and the natural beauty of the land surrounding us. In addition, each person's personality here seems larger, or magnified, by the fact that there aren't so many people. It's possible to give each human his or her due, to be more flexible, to give more attention to the exchanges of daily life.
Reviewed by vitabreve2
on September 17, 2012
I visit Williamsburg atleast 2 times a year and have been doing so for many years. The history is somrich here that you get to step back in time and feel like you are a part of it, afterall, we ARE a part of it. I highly recommend anyone that has an interest in our historic culture to visit and be a part of it all.
Reviewed by nc88fan
on September 17, 2012
Forget the Pilgrims and Boston! The Historic Tiangle is it (Jamestown, Williamsburg, Yorktown). The English sttled Jamestown years before Plymouth Rock. Williamsburg led the Colonists in revolting against the British and the British finally surrendered at Jamestown. Can't get more historic or patriotic than that...
Reviewed by pete
on September 17, 2012
The restored and reconstructed buildings are the heart of our American history. Visit at Christmastime for Grand Illumination and the doors are decked in fresh fruit wreaths. Attend Revolutionary City and mingle with the costumed interpreters, and you'll see why Williamsburg is the most Patriotic in the nation. (It could win in all categories :) )
Reviewed by JaneS3
on September 17, 2012
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