PRIVATE Walking Tour through Colonial Williamsburg and William & Mary College

PRIVATE Walking Tour through Colonial Williamsburg and William & Mary College


Tour description


PRIVATE tour through Colonial Williamsburg (CW) and the College of William & Mary (WM). Our walk can be customized for your group. Points of interest include:

(1) Meet at the fountain at 307 S. England (across from Williamsburg Lodge). Use The Spa of Colonial Williamsburg for GPS. Park on street or use Passport App (Zone 75760)

(2) Stroll around the Williamsburg Inn

(3) Take in the entirety of the Duke of Gloucester Street

(4) Walk around the reconstructed Capitol Building of 1705

(5) Enjoy the Palace Green on our way to the Governor's Palace and learn about the Royal Governors and Virginian Governors (Patrick Henry & Thomas Jefferson) who resided at the Governor's Palace

(6) Learn about Bruton Parish Church and Rev. Dr. W.A.R. Goodwin who began the preservation of Colonial Williamsburg

(7) Take in Merchant's Square

(8) Visit WM's Sir Christopher Wren building (the "College") and learn about the oldest university building in the United States and it's significant role throughout history to Williamsburg

(9) If your group is interested and time allows, enjoy a walk around WM's Sunken Gardens to visit the Tyler Family Garden (aka "echo wall")

Provided by Certified Tour Guide

Stop At:

• Governor's Palace, Northern End of Palace Green Colonial Williamsburg, Williamsburg, VA
• Colonial Williamsburg Capitol Building, W Duke of Gloucester St, Cool, Williamsburg, VA 23185
• Merchants Square, 134 N Henry St, Williamsburg, VA 23185-4138
• The College of William and Mary, 102 Richmond Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185-3616
• Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, 201 W Duke of Gloucester St (Next to Palace Green), Williamsburg, VA 23185-4201

What's included

  • Map of route with landmarks to keep as a souvenir. The walk may be shortened from 5K (3.1 miles).
  • Private group tour

What's not included

  • Bottled water
  • Gratuties

Provider Photos

  • Punishment in the stockades for these young lads

  • William & Mary walk included Juneteenth celebrations with African leaders, like Moradeke Edna-Stella from Fayomi.

  • Governor's Palace (reconstruction of the 1706 with later improvements, built 1931-34, significant interior renovations in 1981)

  • Bruton Parish Church (constructed 1711-15)

  • The Williamsburg Inn (built between 1937 and 1972)

  • Colonial Williamsburg Capitol Building (reconstruction of the first Capitol at Williamsburg, built 1934)

  • Historic flower garden at Colonial Williamsburg

  • Sir Christopher Wren Building at William & Mary (constructed 1695-1700, oldest university building in the United States)

  • Merchant's Square with the Capitol in the background


User Reviews

  • Sheri_T
    We had the most informative tour with Bambi this morning. She has a wealth of knowledge about Williamsburg, it’s history, inhabitants and evolution. She is so friendly and accommodating and we couldn’t be happier that we scheduled a private tour with her to get an overview of Williamsburg before exploring more on our own. 100% recommended!
  • 323elizabethg
    We had a chilly but enjoyable Sunday touring Colonial WIlliamsburg. Bambi was knowledgeable and friendly. She was able to answer all of our questions. We also appreciated having a private tour rather than a large group.
  • Foodfunandtravel12
    Bambi was very informative and full of detailed information. It was nice having a guide all to yourself. I recommend this tour for everyone. This is a walking tour and will take 2-2.5 hours of your time.
  • Jonathan_O
    Excellent knowledge of history and very professional and fun experience learning about colonial Williamsburg on our family walking tour
  • 841juliannam
    Bambi was such an informative guide! She was patient with our very impatient toddler and took us places I’m sure we wouldn’t have gone on our own (William and Mary campus, Williamsburg inn). I would definitely recommend the tour!
  • Jennifer_S
    Great tour! We enjoyed the walk through Colonial Williamsburg. We also learned a lot while on our tour. Very interesting and a great tour guide!
  • R9527TBamyo
    Highly recommend! Informative and fun, I never lost interest. Bambi did a great job. I absolutely loved learning the history, extremely interesting and I learned a lot.
  • Dave C
    Bambi was exactly what we hoped for. Very knowledgeable, fun, and casual. We have taken many many tours in different areas of the country and she was great!
  • David_B
    Bambi was extremely well versed in Williamsburg and colonial history. She made the tour both fun and informative. This tour was the highlight of our 4 day visit in Jamestown Williamsburg area. Highly recommend with 5 of 5 stars!!
  • Lea_C
    Bambi is a great tour guide. Very info and also very patient since we stopped frequently to take pictures.




    Duration1 hour 30 minutes

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