Williamsburg, Virginia


2013 Best Small Towns in America

Contest ends:  September 3, 2013

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


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 shows a lot of american history in the landscape, buildings and the people with such beauty. I love Williamsburg.
Reviewed by mpmissey682
on September 17, 2012
Williamsburg is birthplace of America. As a town it is a time capsule, as a dig site it is a treasure hunt, and as a university it is the alma mater of some of the United States greatest minds. No matter the reason you go though you will find a warm and welcoming community that burns with a zeal for the US and all of her ideals. If you find yourself in need of a road trip to rediscover the USA and to remember where she came from then drive down to Williamsburg. As soon as you hit the city limits it feels like you've been transported back in time. Williamsburg has done a really impressive job of not only preserving all of the structures and historical sites but of making them a hands on experience. You'll find no boring museums here. Your ears will ring with muskets firing and horses clattering down the lanes. The taverns will serve you the same dishes that our forefathers dined on as they discussed the direction of our nation before she was a nation. Williamsburg is the ultimate chance for you to learn about America and what it is that makes her one of the finest countries in the world.
Reviewed by Clark_T
on September 17, 2012
Williamsburg Virginia is the perfect place for a family getaway. Colonial Williamsburg is made up of several historical buildings that are inhabited by historical re-enactors who helped provide an in-depth look at daily life in colonial America it is an educational and fun way to learn about the history of our country. Located nearby, is a popular theme park and waterpark. The theme park has a European flair and has been voted one of the most beautiful theme parks in the country. The park is also known for its large collection of roller coasters as well as a variety of wildlife. The park has a lot to offer to guests of all ages from thrill-seekers to small children alike. Surrounding this area are numerous hotels as well as an outlet mall, several restaurants, old fashioned gift and candy shops, a golf course and other family activities such as mini-golfing and go-kart racing. Aside from the summer some of the other most popular times to visit Williamsburg is during Christmastime when Colonial Williamsburg is decorated with traditional colonial style Christmas decorations and when the theme park transforms into a Christmas Town. The citizens of Williamsburg help bring a warm, traditional, holiday atmosphere to life with their warm and welcoming personalities. Other popular times to visit the theme park and the area are in the fall during Oktoberfest and Halloween.
Reviewed by everaftervacations
on May 15, 2012
It's also really beautiful, and FUN! Who doesn't like Bush Gardens, The history is all around you.
Reviewed by bbdbaker
on May 3, 2012
OUR american history,live and in living color every child should visit at least once.
Reviewed by TNjerseygirl
on May 2, 2012
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