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.”

By far the most patriotic town in the US. Our country started here. Our history is preserved here. Williamsburg:Historically Patriotic!
Reviewed by dflynn
on September 17, 2012
I was "introduced" to Colonial Williamsburg in November 1969 and have been hooked ever since. I visit every 1-1/2 to 2 years and always come away having learned something new. The tours of the buildings, such as the Governor's Palace and the Capitol Building, and the craft buildings such as the Weaver, are really great; and I have always felt welcomed there. The special evening programs are also not to be missed ... there is always something scheduled that will be of interest to just about everyone who visits the area. Everyone needs to spend at least 2 days in this town so they can learn about the beginning history of the United States ... it would be well worth their time.
Reviewed by JudyMarquart
on September 17, 2012
Greater Williamsburg, VA, has the nation's largest living history museum.
Reviewed by kristenteufel
on September 17, 2012
Living history at its most authentic. A fantastic--and fun-- place for adults and kids of all ages to learn more about our country's heritage.
Reviewed by Denise
on September 17, 2012
Have enjoyed going to Colonial Williamsburg all my life, but as I've grown older I appreciate it so much more! It comes alive with people from our country's past and makes me appreciate so much what they went through to become the USA!
Reviewed by nonnacous
on September 17, 2012
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