Alice Person House B&B - A colonial Bed and Breakfast located in Williamsburg, VA and a short distance from Colonial Williamsburg Historic Area and the College of William & Mary
A Williamsburg Bed and Breakfast

Alice Person House B&B - A colonial Bed and Breakfast located in Williamsburg, VA and a short distance from Colonial Williamsburg Historic Area and the College of William & Mary

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All About Colonial Williamsburg

What is there to do in Colonial Williamsburg? What is there not to do?

Williamsburg once was the center of culture, government and education in Virginia in the 1700s. Colonial Williamsburg is Williamsburg's historic district. Its 300 acres are nestled next to the College of William and Mary with many Colonial structures reconstructed on their original sites or restored during the 1930s.

What's truly nifty about Colonial Williamsburg is the fact that interpreters dressed in colonial garb walk, work and even live within the historic district. They're there to help visitors understand what day-to-day life was like for colonialists.

You can walk through Colonial Williamsburg anytime without charge. Because many re-enactors live in Colonial Williamsburg, you'll find someone on your walk dressed as a colonial smithy, all the better -- be sure to engage him in conversation. You'll no doubt hear a distinct colonial "accent," to his speech -- re-enactors learn how to speak words the way colonists did.

Fees are charged if you want to enter any of the historic buildings and see arts and crafts demonstrations or attend scheduled performances such as Colonial Williamsburg's Revolutionary City programs, which have re-enactors performing stories of everyday life told by the residents of Williamsburg in the 1700s.

For example, the enactment of "Building a Nation," explores residents' lives and how they and prominent visitors to Williamsburg (think Washington, Jefferson, Franklin, etc.) helped shape an emerging nation.

Colonial Williamsburg also has many events throughout the year, including a reading of the Declaration of Independence and spectacular fireworks displays during the Fourth of July holiday season.

Many people, in fact, make a trip to Colonial Williamsburg for the holidays a family tradition; why don't you make it one, as well?

Those who like to see their history in museums won't be disappointed: Colonial Williamsburg has several art, antique and artifact museums to visit.

The DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum, for example, is home to a collection of British and American antiques from the 17th-19 centuries, including metals, ceramics, glass, furniture, paintings, prints, textiles and firearms.

The work of colonial as well as contemporary artists and crafts persons who work or worked outside of mainstream art are housed in the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum. The paintings, carvings, toys and needlework pieces housed here will jump at you for their bold colors, simple shapes and creative patterns.

We at the Alice Person House have lived in Williamsburg a long time and so we know Colonial Williamsburg well and we're happy to give you our special recommendations on what to see and do on your visit.
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Alice Person House B&B - A colonial Bed and Breakfast located in Williamsburg, VA and a short distance from  Colonial Williamsburg Historic Area and the College of William & Mary
A Williamsburg Bed and Breakfast
616 Richmond Road
Williamsburg, VA 23185
Phone: 757-220-9263
Email: info@alicepersonhouse.com

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