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.”

I love this place! Colonial williamsburg combines beauty and history! It doesn't get more patriotic than that....!
Reviewed by austin
on September 17, 2012
It's the place where our nation's past lives on.
Reviewed by cmconners
on September 17, 2012
Williamsburg is home to Colonial Williamsburg, arguably the most patriotic location in the United States. Colonial Williamsburg is such a great place to learn about the history of the U.S., experience life as if you were living it then but also have some excellent modern experiences at their amazing spa or golf courses. The restaurants are exceptional; while there are a few taverns that bring you back to the 18th century, restaurants like the Lodge Restaurant (inside the Williamsburg Lodge) offer exquisite meals. The salmon dish I ate there was perhaps one of the best ever, and the chefs were so accommodating to one of our party members with allergies. There's so much to see and do in Colonial Williamsburg, and it offers such a unique way for us to get back in touch with our roots. Most Patriotic, by far!
Reviewed by KRandMcNally
on September 17, 2012
Williamsburg is living breathing history! Throughout our beautiful city we have living museums, re-enactments, historical roadside information, historical highways where our forefathers walked the same grounds and trails you walk today. How fabulous to know you are standing on the same ground on which George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and more stood! We are beautiful, historical, cultural, progressive, with great shopping and eating too. And if that's not enough history and you might want a little more, come visit Busch Gardens and see England, Ireland, Germany, France, Canada and Italy! It's not just a great place to visit. We love living here!
Reviewed by Lissa502
on September 17, 2012
Williamsburg, VA would be my vote! I have been visiting at least once a year now for several years and never get tired of visiting. It's so full of history! It's such a quaint college town too with William & Mary. The icing on the cake is Historic Jamestown nearby, where the history began!
Reviewed by cwlover
on September 17, 2012
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