Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Day 3 - Colonial Williamsburg

Our family has always liked history and have thought it would be fun to go to Colonial Williamsburg. Last Friday, we were finally able to visit. We weren't disappointed in our time there. There is so much to see that we could have easily spent 2 days there. I picked out just a few of my pictures to share with you.
This is the gateway in front of the capitol building. All the people who work in Williamsburg are wearing authentic costumes. I felt like I was stepping back in time.

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This is the Capitol building. We had a really interesting guide in this building who made history come alive for us. I learned a lot more about the reasons for the Revolutionary War than I knew before.

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This is the one of four jail cells. Blackbeards pirates were kept in this jail. I found a few rough looking characters to throw in myself!

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We had lunch at The Kings Tavern. This was a very busy place during colonial times. It was a favorite of George Washington's.

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I had to take a picture of our table, with the pewter serving pieces. The small bowl with the spoon on is the salt and the larger one holds sugar. The menus looked old and the servers were in authentic garb. Lunch was delicious!

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We were able to tour the church that has been there since 1715. This church had George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Patrick Henry as some of it's members.

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There were lots of beautiful buildings to look at.

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If you ever get a chance to visit, I recommend it. We had a great time!

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24 comments:

Amy said...

This looks like fun. You know my boys would be in heaven here!

Nancy said...

Oh that table setting looks so neat. The buildings are way cool, truly a step back in time.

Musicaljean said...

My hubby and I went to Colonial Williamsburg in 1976. Amazingly, all the pictures of buildings look just like I remember them! Maybe we'll get to go sometime since Ray lives down there now.

Chad and Tammy said...

My parents went there a few years ago and loved it! They want to take our kids sometime.

Melissa said...

Oh cool! I would love to go there someday! :)

Shelly said...

Looks like you all had a wonderful time! Thanks for sharing and the funny part was the two in the jail. Neato!

Lynn said...

We spent a long weekend there one December and loved it! They had fires burning in the middle of the street so you could stop and warm up. We loved King's Tavern. What a great way to learn some history.

Nate and Brenda said...

I love the pictures! I would love to go there someday!! I love it when history comes alive!

Cheri said...

I would really love to go there sometime- it looks really neat and what a great learning opportunity.
I love the church that had the name tags of some of it's members.
PS- I only see one rough looking character in that picture and it's NOT Andy!

Jennifer Partin said...

Oh I wish I could go there! Definetly on my to do list!

How tall is Andy? He looks so tall in that last photo.

How was your leg on the trip? Are you still feeling okay now too?

Mississippi Songbird said...

Great pictures. Thanks for sharing your trip with us..
I went there about 22 years ago.. It was fun..

Terri said...

That looks like a great time. I would love to go there except I'm going to have to wait a while or leave Shaelyn home!

I'm Sadie said...

AMAZING photos! I would love to go there! I am sure Randall would as well! Looks like you guys had a great time!

Dena said...

it looks alright - i mean i know it PALES in comparison to your trip to historic summerville! hahahah

Honest to Ya~Ya said...

Looks like fun! ♥

Cherdecor said...

Ha! Ha! Cheri is funny! Does she always give Bob a hard time?

I love all the pictures. Sometime in the '80's when our children were young, we took them to Williamsburg. We got as far as the gate, and they cried and begged not to go in. They didn't want to look at "old stuff."
We didn't go in because we didn't want to waste the money. We thought some day after they are grown, we might go back, just the two of us. Now I think we are too old! Ha! Ha! Maybe we could ride around in our wheel chairs. (Just kidding.)

mamachristina said...

I have always wanted to go there. My husband and I love history and antiquey things.

A Stone Gatherer said...

We hope to someday make a vacation of Washington DC and the surrounding area full of history! Hopefully within the next couple of years! Your pictures were so cool! I can't wait to go there myself!

BethAnne said...

Ahh, I wish I had known you were going, I would have totally recommended two restaraunts.....Christiana Campbells Tavern and Seasons - two great ones!

Mary said...

Mari,

I am a history buff and so would very much enjoy a visit to Williamsburg. Thanks for the tour. I enjoyed seeing your photos.

Blessings,
Mary

Rebekah said...

I would love to visit there- some day maybe

Megan (FriedOkra) said...

I loathed history as a kid but the older I get the more interested I become. I have wanted to go to Williamsburg since I was in my 20s - your pictures make me want to go even more. Thanks for sharing and I'm so glad y'all had a great time together. Hug that boy tight for me... I wish he'd get to stay with you longer!

He Knows My Name said...

williamsburg never disappoints! been there 2 times with the kids and 2 times before they were born. when i get back, i want everything in my house to look like williamsburg. did you see the crepe myrtle trees blooming?

~janel

Mel's World said...

Looks like it was a GREAT vacation...