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.”

Most beautiful town. Full of history and pride in this nation's birth
Reviewed by sweeney72492
on September 17, 2012
Tell us a bit about this town. Why do you like it? What are the best places in town? Why are you voting for it? Williamsburg is the most patriotic town because of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. The Foundation operates the world’s largest living history museum. Where else can you enjoy the restored 18th-century capital of Britain’s largest, wealthiest, and most populous colony in the New World. Where else can you walk and talk with our founding fathers and mothers while watching history in the making. Williamsburg is full of patriotic diverse people from all walks of life that value liberty and are proud to an American.
Reviewed by KathyRose
on September 17, 2012
Williamsburg has a great balance of history, fun, and collegiate atmosphere. I studied at the College of William and Mary, and it was a fantastic place to spend several years. I look forward to going back to visit for many years to come.
Reviewed by ess242
on September 17, 2012
Colonial Williamsburg (or CW as we like to call it) is a beautiful place full of rich history and well researched "real people" who share their experiences of the exciting time in our country's story. The programs offered every day of the year are just incredible, diverse, and important. And not just in CW but the entire area of the Historic Triangle, CW, Jamestown and Yorktown, create a perfect place to learn about our great nation's story right in the actual places so much of it happened.
Reviewed by robinette73
on September 17, 2012
Williamsburg is part of the historic triangle, the birthplace of modern America. Williamsburg's rich history, with both Colonial Williamsburg and the College of William and Mary, makes it an ideal choice for most patriotic town in America.
Reviewed by zizzer
on September 17, 2012
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