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.”

My family has been driving to Williamsburg every year for the past 10 years. This 12 hour round trip for us is well worth the time spent in the car. The town and surrounding areas are beautiful. The College of William & Mary is renowned for its historical legacies, both academic and architectual. Gee, Jon Stuart graduated from W&M and went on to create one of the largest political assemblies ever in Washington DC for civil politics. Williamsburg has always been and will continue to be the Most Patriotic town.
Reviewed by willswet
on September 17, 2012
I've been visiting Williamsburg since 2007, and every time I visit, I'm even more amazed by it all!
Reviewed by agathac
on September 17, 2012
This is where history comes alive! We learn from the past and those who don't embrace it are doomed to repeat it. It is here where the true sense of America comes to life and it is here where the people believe it and show it through their words and their gestures.
Reviewed by apsustudent01
on September 17, 2012
A very patriotic place to live.
Reviewed by tenarms
on September 17, 2012
I have been visiting Williamsburg almost every year since 1997, and love it there. I visited during the Christmas season two years ago, and the simple, period decorations were beautiful! I cannot think of a more patriotic locale than Colonial Williamsburg.
Reviewed by bradfrogger
on September 17, 2012
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