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.”

Lots of things to do, great food, lots of shopping, and Jamestown and Yorktown are nearby.
Reviewed by lhofmann
on September 17, 2012
I feel like I live in Mayberry. People say "HI!" while they are in costume, walking down cobblestone-covered historic streets on thier way to the LIBRARY. it is just awesome. I LOVE WILLIAMSBURG
Reviewed by wwenck
on September 17, 2012
colonial W'sburg reminds us of why we broke away from the Queen (and it wasn't on account of her taste in hats)
Reviewed by mish123
on September 17, 2012
Great experience for understanding the history of our country.
Reviewed by cbirdsill
on September 17, 2012
Even though a lot of this town is recreated it is still the place you come when you want to experience what it must have been like to create a country. So much history that I go back at least twice a year to get more of it.
Reviewed by deetreva
on September 17, 2012
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