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.”

It doesn't GET more patriotic than Williamsburg!
Reviewed by kyracook
on September 17, 2012
colonial williamsburg is a beautiful, historic area. you will surely jump back in time walking the streets. we love it here!
Reviewed by here4kids
on September 17, 2012
still reminiscent of colonial williamsburg, a walk through history.
Reviewed by MKM22
on September 17, 2012
Want to step back in time and experience life when our country was new? Then Williamsburg is the place to go! From the costumes and rituals, you will learn how our ancestors lived and died. The buildings are well preserve, and the tour guides will share their knowledge of life in the 1700's. Many famous landmarks are found in Colonial Williamsburg, including the House of Burgesses, Bruton Parish Church, and the Governor's Palace, to name a few. After you tour the historic area, the shopping and restaurants boast historic construction, and friendly people.
Reviewed by Lesmit
on September 17, 2012
A welcoming and supportive home town for active and retired military!!
Reviewed by Eagle66
on September 17, 2012
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