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.”

I've been in love with Williamsburg since I was a college student at William and Mary many years ago. As the anchor to the historic triangle of that includes Jamestown and Yorktown, there is no more patriotic spot in the United States!
Reviewed by jdd
on September 17, 2012
Great History and everyone dresses up!! Such a wonderful place to go and see what patriotism is all about!!
Reviewed by BeachSpecialist
on September 17, 2012
It is a wonderful place to step back in time.
Reviewed by Pattypatrick
on September 17, 2012
America: Chapter One Visitors see, feel and hear what it was like to live through the founding of the country. What could possibly be more patriotic than that? Bring your children to meet the people who will never again be just a dry name in a text book!
Reviewed by annamoe
on September 17, 2012
Authentic restoration of a colonial town.
Reviewed by zkatt1959
on September 17, 2012
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