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.”

Williamsburg is one of my favorite citied in the U.S. There is so much hertigae and so many things to do.
Reviewed by Pokey
on September 17, 2012
Moved here in 1989, not intending for it to be permanent. 22 years, 2 children 5 different houses and 100s of soccer games later, we are still here and love it. Favorite places include Colonial Williamsburg, Muscarelle Museum, Busch Gardens, DOG street, W&M Campus, and the Parkway.
Reviewed by starley
on September 17, 2012
Not only is Williamsburg beautiful,but it also provides a multitude of learning opportunities for families young and old. Williamsburg's historic triangle is made complete by Historic Jamestowne and Jamestown Settlement, Yorktown Battlefield and Historic Yorktown, and of course all that Williamsburg itself offers. Just walking down Duke of Gloucester Street will make you thankful to be an American, free to live and worship as each of us chooses. I thank God my family lives so close to a city like Williamsburg that constantly reminds us of our nation's foundation!
Reviewed by Mama
on September 17, 2012
Williamsburg is where it all started. You can't get any more patriotic!
Reviewed by ginayoungs
on September 17, 2012
I have loved Williamsburg since the first time I visited with my family and parents. One year I had the year membership (when Virginians only had to buy a day ticket and it was good for a year!) I have many happy memories of visiting...listening to Patrick Henry, listening to former slaves speak, seeing history come alive for me...My Mom really loves it, lives in Texas, so when I get a chance, I send her Christmas ornaments of Colonial Williamsburg...I just finished taking a college class in Williamsburg and I love the history of the whole city. Please choose Williamsburg as the most patriotic town in America!!!
Reviewed by flautatejana
on September 17, 2012
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