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.”

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 has a historic village representing Colonial America. The holidays there are always patriotic and feature a recognition of America's freedoms and other blessings. People are friendly and helpful in giving directions to strangers. The restaurants and accommodations have an early American small town feel. Their are public reenactors for President George Washington and others. The historic district is the best place in town. This is why I like it, and this is why I vote for Williamsburg.
Reviewed by 19462
on September 17, 2012
Colonial Williamsburg's mission is to preserve history and to inspire future generations.
Reviewed by Stephanie
on September 17, 2012
Williamsburg covers over four centuries of American history, especially revolutionary and civil war eras.
Reviewed by JoeGunchee
on September 17, 2012
Williamsburg is the best.
Reviewed by jhkarp
on September 17, 2012
Williamsburg is deeply steeped in revolutionary and civil war history. The colonial part of the city reenacts the events surrounding the birth of our country daily. It is also home to the College of William & Mary, where three US Presidents and the current Secretary of Defense were educated among others.
Reviewed by agoyal
on September 17, 2012
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