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.”

Take a stroll down Duke of Gloucester and you will feel like you are back in Colonial times. Walk the same streets that Patrick Henry, George Washington, George Mason, Thomas Jefferson and others walked. There is no doubt that Williamsburg is the most patriotic city in America.
Reviewed by joyzgirl
on September 17, 2012
A fantastic display of history. from the Colonial Capital to the second oldest college in the country. Your sense of patriotism grows with every step taken.
Reviewed by dbuckless
on September 17, 2012
We keep the story of democracy alive every day!
Reviewed by gwalton
on September 17, 2012
History,Culture,Story of America
Reviewed by bronx1129
on September 17, 2012
If you've ever been to Williamsburg for the 4th of July festivities, you will never want to spend the holiday anywhere else! Touring Colonial Williamsburg sites, hearing the Fife & Drum Corps play, the reading of the Declaration of Independence and fireworks over the Colonial Capital make Williamsburg a magical place to be on this national holiday. You gain a true appreciation for the history that shaped the founding of our country and sense of patriotism that has sustained us through good and bad times.
Reviewed by Shami
on September 17, 2012
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