W is for Williamsburg

Williamsburg is part of Virginia’s Historic Triangle which encompasses the whole of America’s colonial history – see also J is for Jamestown and Y is for Yorktown. Colonial Williamsburg, its Historic Area, has been recreated to look exactly as it did in the 1770s, when the town served as Virginia’s capital. Staying there is like living in a great big museum.

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18 thoughts on “W is for Williamsburg

  1. Jessica April 29, 2014 / 17:35

    You’ve been to way more Revolutionary War sites than I have, and I’m American! I’m jealous! To be fair, I did go to Williamsburg on a family vacation, and my parents gave me and my brother the choice between going to Busch Gardens or Colonial Williamsburg. As I was about 12 at the time (though I loved history even back then), the amusement park easily won out!

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    • Anabel Marsh April 29, 2014 / 17:45

      Yeah, we didn’t spend a lot of time* considering Busch Gardens!

      *No time at all.

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  2. Chris Boothman April 27, 2014 / 17:55

    Love the windmill picture here Anabel. Reminds me of a lot of England as they are really popular landmarks over there but I have rarely seen any during my time here in the States. We have been to Virginia but didn’t make it as far as Williamsburg so hopefully we will get there to explore the beauty for ourselves sometimes soon.

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    • Anabel Marsh April 27, 2014 / 18:30

      I hope so. We are going back to Virginia later in the year, but not to this part.

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    • Anabel Marsh April 27, 2014 / 16:50

      Yes, great for a visit, not sureI’d like to live there!

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  3. cvail April 27, 2014 / 10:02

    Anabel, I have not yet gotten to Williamsburg, but we are doing a couple of North America road trips this summer, one in the southeast so maybe, maybe….

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    • Anabel Marsh April 27, 2014 / 10:59

      I loved the Historic Triangle – might appear again in Y!

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  4. Silvia Writes April 26, 2014 / 20:34

    We were in Williamsburg over the summer (and Jamestown, and later D.C.) and I absolutely loved it. They did a great job keeping the area so well. The humidd heat … that was something else for this California girl used to our dry heat over here. 🙂

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    • Anabel Marsh April 26, 2014 / 20:40

      Oh yes, I remember that. It’s all a bit much for we Scots but if we want to see interesting places we have to put up with it!

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  5. Ann April 26, 2014 / 20:33

    I’ve started to really enjoy these types of places. I only ever went to one in the US and I loved it, but I think I need to go back and see more of these colonial places.

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    • Anabel Marsh April 26, 2014 / 20:39

      We’ve been to quite a few now, both in the US and Canada. I find them fascinating – it’s our shared history.

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  6. Calli April 26, 2014 / 18:36

    Wow that windmill looks so cool – the only windmill I’ve seen in person was in Bruges but it was so fun to photograph 🙂

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    • Anabel Marsh April 26, 2014 / 19:02

      We saw the windmills in Bruges too. I’ll be writing about them after the challenge is over. And there might even be some windmills sneaking into one of the remaining letters!

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  7. Birgit April 26, 2014 / 16:04

    history everywhere and love that one picture of the gate-looks more like a castle in some ways. one can watch the re-enactments too?

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    • Anabel Marsh April 26, 2014 / 19:00

      Yes, you can watch the re-enactments – there always seemed to be something going on!

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