A Beautiful Weekend in Colonial Williamsburg

Posted on May 5, 2013
Hi, Everyone! I hope you are all having a great weekend! We just returned from spending a couple of days in Colonial Williamsburg with my husband’s grandparents and so I’m here to share some pictures with you today! This was my first time visiting the area, and I just fell in love with it! I loved that being there was like stepping back in time, with all the beautiful historic homes and buildings, the quaint little streets, original specialty shops, Fifers and Drummers walking down the streets, old-time horse-drawn carriages taking people around and traditional taverns serving delicious food and giving you a real 18th century dining experience! We had a wonderful couple of days, and here are some pictures of our time…
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Duke of Gloucester Street, the main street in Colonial Williamsburg, which is filled with beautiful historical buildings and homes, little shops and markets, and taverns serving delicious local food. Walking down the street is almost like stepping back into history as you see horses and carriages going up and down, people dressed up in period costumes and old English and Irish songs being played in the taverns.
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The Fifers and Drummers, who were a part of the 18th century military, marching through the town!
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 My husband and I with a couple dressed in period costumes! There were lots of people dressed up in beautiful costumes, both adults and children, walking around the town, representing the fashion of the 18th century!
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We had dinner at one of the taverns on the main street, called Shields Tavern which not only served delicious food, but gave you a real experience of what life was like back in the day! As you walk in, you are greeted by people dressed in 18th century costumes and seated at candlelit tables as musicians walk around the tavern playing popular songs of the time.
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 The tavern had some delicious food on their menu, including this Ale-potted Beef with mashed potatoes, carrots and mushrooms. This would have been a popular dish in the 18th century, and it was absolutely delicious!
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 My husband standing  by the gate that led to the tavern through a vegetable patch!
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St. George Tucker House in Colonial Williamsburg, which was one of the original colonial homes in the town.
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Standing by one of the beautiful gardens.
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 My husband and I.
 A beautiful Colonial Garden and Nursery, where they use 18th century gardening techniques and sell plants and herbs from the time period.
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 More of the Colonial Garden and Nursery.
 These hats were being sold everywhere, and there were lots of little girls walking around wearing them.
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 My husband and I.
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One of the horse-drawn carriages coming down the street.
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 One of my favorite little houses on the main street!
I hope you all enjoyed this little tour of beautiful Colonial Williamsburg! I love seeing new places and learning new things, and this was my favorite new place we’ve visited recently! I loved seeing all the beautiful buildings and homes, stepping back into time and experiencing what life was like for the original inhabitants of the town, and tasting some delicious 18th century food! If you want to find out more about Colonial Williamsburg and visiting the town, read all about it here!
Have a great rest of your weekend, Everyone!

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3 Comments

  • Reply Lori May 5, 2013 at 7:39 am

    Now I want to go even more. I hopped over to the link, thanks for adding that to the post. Is one day all you need?

    • Reply Maria May 5, 2013 at 12:33 pm

      Hi Lori! You could probably see some of Williamsburg in a day, but we also drove to the historic towns of Yorktown and Jamestown, and some plantations, so to see most of the area would probably require more than a day. It’s a fun place to visit, hope you enjoy it when you go!

  • Reply Jen May 7, 2013 at 10:47 pm

    We went 10 years ago and just loved it. I think we spent most of our time exploring the gardens at the Governor’s mansion. Hope we can return again some day! And Lori, you certainly want more than a day. We took 3 days for Williamsburg to see the museums (fantastic art museum) and truly explore everything as well as have some leisure time in the gardens.

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