colonial williamsburg

We visited Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia in June 2019. Many of the men who signed the Declaration of Independence where from here. Including George Wythe, the first Virginian to sign the Declaration, his original home is still here in Williamsburg just as it was in 1776.

This is a living museum that took us on a journey back through time to the18th century of British colonial America. Come along as we travel through time…

The palace of the governor in the 1700’s.
MaryAnn is on the path through time from the parking lot to Colonial Williamsburg.
On the path are small plaques with the date going backwards until arriving in the 18th century.
First plaque in our walk back in time.
1980’s
1940’s
1920’s
1913
1890’s
1820’s
1800’s
1790’s
1776
The time of British rule over the colonies.
Going back in time to the 1700’s.
A recreation of a typical plantation on the outskirts of Colonial Williamsburg.
Plantation life.
MaryAnn exploring the plantation.
Rather modest homes on the plantation.
The fireplace is bigger than the house.
Slavery was apart of our history, just as it was throughout the history of the world.
The slaves quarters.
The first flag of the United States after declaring independence from England.
A living museum.
One of the many 18th century homes in Colonial Williamsburg.
MaryAnn at the town well.
MaryAnn has decided she needs to fill her water bottle. Unfortunately, the well is no longer operating.
Another home dating back to the 18th century.
On the streets of Colonial Williamsburg.
Ed, the talking horse, greeted us as we entered the town.
Ed had a friend.
Ed was hoping I would give him a snack.
The palace of the governor in the 1700’s.
MaryAnn in front of the governor’s palace.
Here we are on the streets of Colonial Williamsburg sitting in front of the original home of George Wythe – the first Virginian to sign the declaration of Independence.
The backyard of the home of George Wythe, one of the signers of the Declaration Of Independence.
The home of George Wythe, one of the signers of the Declaration Of Independence. His home was built in the mid-1700’s and is all original.
George Wythe’s bedroom.
George Wythe’s bathroom.
MaryAnn is visiting with some of the actors.
George Wythe’s dining room.
One of the bedrooms.
George Wythe’s backyard.
One of the homes in Colonial Williamsburg.
Local transportation for a price.
MaryAnn is tired.
MaryAnn exploring the streets.
The streets of Williamsburg.
I’m not sure what this building is. I think it has something to do with blacksmithing.
Interesting signage. I know the British speak a different English than us, but?
The streets of Colonial Williamsburg.
One of the 18th century mansions in the town of Colonial Williamsburg.

Colonial Williamsburg is a must see in person kind of place. Even the restaurants are from the 1700’s with servers in costume and playing the part. Make sure to put this historic site on your list to visit the next time you are in Virginia.

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