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.”

Step back in time. Colonial Williamsburg offers a glimpse into America in the 17th-18th century; including government, way of life, food and drink, social activities, architecture, dress, crafts, etc. in an authentic historical setting. Reinactments show the history of the beginning of our country. Match that with a beautifully landscaped, green, lusciously treed setting which includes a nearby outdoor market, colonial gift shops and the campus of historic William and Mary College. I never seen a more impressive historical or patriotic preservation. Very close to Jamestown, first permanent English settlement in America, and Yorktown, site of England's surrender of the colonies to the United States of America.
Reviewed by medmonds8239
on September 17, 2012
Great town to visit. Completely authentic. Spent country's 200th Anniversary, 1976 in Williamsburg. Most logical place to be.
Reviewed by KristeCamsky
on September 17, 2012
The Historic Triangle brings history alive, from the first settlement at Jamestown to the first state capitol in Williamsburg to the last Revolutionary War battle at Yorktown. Colonial Williamsburg not only shows what happened, but has interpreters and displays to help explain why. You can't help feeling proud to be an American when you visit Williamsburg.
Reviewed by Pickle
on September 17, 2012
History comes alives for visitors and residents of Williamsburg. This is a wonderful place to experience life as the early residents of our country lived.
Reviewed by dpr175
on September 17, 2012
Very cute town with tons of history. I enjoy the Fife and Drum Corp, reenactments, tours of the buildings, 4th of July, and the Grand Illumination. It's also a great place to walk or bike (no cars allowed in most areas).
Reviewed by emh79
on September 17, 2012
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