We spent quite a few days in Colonial Williamsburg and we still didn't see everything. Since there are a number of blog readers from outside the United States, I should explain that Colonial Williamsburg is a living history museum (I believe the largest in the world) set in the time immediately prior to the American Revolution.
I love to study American history and this period is my favorite, there is so much to learn and walking the streets of Colonial Williamsburg helped me "see" that time period. I was more familiar with this time period in New England and was quite surprised when we found out Virginia was more "English" in its' culture at this time than New England.
I could wax poetic about this place for days but a pictures truly do tell it best. The children wore colonial clothing on our first "all day" visit. The weather was lovely although a little hot for our New England family. We certainly enjoyed pleasant breezes.
Stephanie and I not only appreciated the history reenactments but we both love pretty houses. I think either of us could have enjoyed living in many of the homes and neighborhoods.
|The "tavern" where we lunched one day|
|I never got tired of viewing all the gardens|
|Inside the cabinet maker's shop|
|Outside the "magazine" where weapons were stored|
|Inside the Governor's Palace|
|Inside the palace|
|Granddad and Faith can often be found together.|
|I was often behind the others taking pictures instead of walking.|
|Or... jumping out in front for a surprise photo!|