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.”

400 years of American history is found in Williamsburg, VA
Reviewed by btubbs
on September 17, 2012
Everyday in Williamsburg Virginia reminds me of why I am so proud to be an American. Walk the streets of Colonial Williamsburg and you'll be reminded yourself.
Reviewed by DPons
on September 17, 2012
I was born and raised here in the burg. Too me it's the best place around. It still has the small town feel but more attractions are always being added. As a kid I remember leaving Matthew Whaley school and take a field trip down to CW. (just right out the door and to the left). My husband and I are both "natives" from here and we are now raising our two daughters in the burg. Our familes are still here as well!
Reviewed by bweiler
on September 17, 2012
Moved to Williamsburg 8 years ago and absolutely love it. Where else can you see folks walking around in period clothing? There is such a sense of patriotism here with 400 years of history!
Reviewed by lisaloo
on September 17, 2012
One of my favorite places to visit, I love it here and could go every year! Lots of fun for the whole family here.
Reviewed by daybake
on September 17, 2012
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