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.”

It's the happiest place on earth. We'll never get a chance to actually speak to the Founding Fathers, but going to CW is the next best thing. The actors playing their roles are so steeped in knowledge of the men that they represent that they are practically like talking to the real thing. And they make sure to tell the story "warts and all." It's a phenomenal learning experience and I go there several times a year. Their specialty programming on various weekends through the year are excellent as well. Check out history.org for more info!
Reviewed by tmcd1965
on September 17, 2012
been here twice, if I could, I would relocate today...love CW
Reviewed by lucy
on September 17, 2012
I was born and raised in Williamsburg. It is all about our country's history and development into the nation that it is. The trials and tribulations of those that came before us. The values and needs out weighed the wants. The accurate historical buildings and the people that work in them tell the story of what it was like in the 1700's. It is a beautiful city full of pride and friendly people who truly do care about their town and its visitors.
Reviewed by DOTWING
on September 17, 2012
I've been to Williamsburg, VA, and it is way friendlier than Maynard.
Reviewed by ksweene1
on September 17, 2012
Cradle of democracy!
Reviewed by mdewitt
on September 17, 2012
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