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.”

There are so many wonderful things to say about Williamsburg, Virginia. It is truely unique and a wonderful place to visit. There is so many activities to do and wonderful things to visit like Colonial Williamsburg and Jamestown. Nearby attractions like Busch Gardens and Water Country. Visiting Colonial Williamsburg is like taking a step back in time. Plus you have Merchants Square and the Williamsburg Farmers Market that provides great shopping and food. It is a wonderful place to visit!
Reviewed by aholman
on September 17, 2012
There is always something going on in the City of Williamsburg because it is the perfect place to hold an event. The citizens of Williamsburg are proud of where they live and they want everyone to visit and enjoy it themselves. Everywhere you go there is an American Flag flying, the music of the Fife & Drums playing, and you can feel the pride of our nation's history everywhere you turn. There is a huge support for our military and many of them live in or near the city limits. I love Williamsburg and wouldn't want to live anywhere else.
Reviewed by Furey9
on September 17, 2012
Wonderful combination of revolutionary and civil war history!!!
Reviewed by fwsiegel
on September 17, 2012
The seat of colonial power what more needs to be said. One of the best times to visit is the first Sunday in December for the Grand Illumination.
Reviewed by lawman2jerri
on September 17, 2012
A truly friendly and wonderful place to visit.
Reviewed by judyknudson
on September 17, 2012
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