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.”

There is nothing like living in the historic area of Williamsburg. I lived in the John Blair House. It was by far the most enjoyable and beautiful place I have ever lived. To be there in the center of it all on the Fourth of July was amazing! Waking up to the Fifes and Drums was an experience. It was like living on a movie set or If I had stepped back in time. Living there was a constant reminder of the freedom we fought so hard for.
Reviewed by mdawn
on September 17, 2012
US Colonial History. Need I say more?
Reviewed by JoeGerber
on September 17, 2012
We celebrated our 300th anniversary as Virginia's colonial capitol in 1999 so we are now into our 400th ... which, by the way, nearby national park Historic Jamestowne celebrated in 2007. We are the embodiment of America's English history and settlement. The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation works always to improve the visitor's (and locals) experience in seeking out the very beginnings of freedom and independence for our country. Their mission, So the Future may learn from the Past, says it all.
Reviewed by LouH
on September 17, 2012
There is no town more patriotic than Williamsburg, VA! It truly embodies the spirit of patriotism and a national spirit. By far the best place to spend 4th of July!!!!
Reviewed by debbieprosek
on September 17, 2012
Williamsburg is a beautiful town. It has great historic appeal.
Reviewed by Rwalk9sr
on September 17, 2012
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