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.”

This is the best interactive site for history! We travel here at least twice a year, and find something new every time we visit!
Reviewed by GingerMom58
on September 17, 2012
In three words..Fife and Drums! As a child growing up in the Historic Area I always waited for the Fife and Drum Corps to come down Duke of Gloucester Street. When things at home were tough, I had Colonial Williamsburg at my disposal at any moment I needed to get away and explore it's beautiful gardens, boxwood lined pathways, the palaces' since torn down maze. Gosh i loved that maze. Matthew Whaley was my grade school, too. I am 44 now, and i live in Toano, Va., 12 miles West of my home town of Wmsbg. I will put in my vote for most patriotic, but honestly, I would pick every option, I owe my adventure filled childhood to Colonial Williamsburg.
Reviewed by caitlinb
on September 17, 2012
Have you been there?
Reviewed by newkent
on September 17, 2012
This town has such a well-deserved sense of pride and patriotism. It is historic, beautiful and a wonderful place to live or visit!!
Reviewed by reneeva
on September 17, 2012
Williamsburg is the most beautiful, historical and patriotic town that I have ever had the pleasure of seeing. Fife and drums, fireworks, reenactments, and not just in Colonial Williamsburg but at nearby Jamestown Settlement as well!!
Reviewed by elkurowski
on September 17, 2012
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