Untold Secrets of Williamsburg History Experience

Untold Secrets of Williamsburg History Experience


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Pass By: West Duke of Gloucester Street, W Duke of Gloucester St, Williamsburg, VA 23185, USA

Formerly known as Boundary Street, this historic avenue served as the border between English colonists and Native Americans.

Pass By: Public Hospital Museum, 325 W Francis St, Williamsburg, VA 23185-4103

"Idiots, lunatics, and those of insane mind" were to be housed in this institution, according to its founding documents. Although conditions were frequently not much better than those in jails, several doctors tried to make things better for their patients. After the Civil War, the situation worsened once again, and in the 1890s, the original structure burned down.

Pass By: Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, 201 W Duke of Gloucester St (Next to Palace Green), Williamsburg, VA 23185-4201

The church was established in 1682, and the current structure was built in 1715. At various times during their lifetimes, five presidents frequented this church. Martha Washington's first husband and two of their children are interred in the church's cemetery.

Pass By: George Wythe House, Palace Green Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185

Professor of law, politician, judge, and signer of the Declaration of Independence: George Wythe was an accomplished man. John Marshall (Supreme Court Justice) and Thomas Jefferson were among his pupils. Examine the controversy surrounding his passing.

Pass By: Market Square, Williamsburg, VA 23185, USA

The city's fire engine previously resided in this center of activity in Williamsburg. Residents were concerned about traffic after vehicles were introduced, but W.A.R. Goodwin, the head of the Williamsburg restoration effort, came up with a brilliant solution.

Pass By: Colonial Williamsburg Courthouse, 101 W Duke of Gloucester St, Williamsburg, VA 23185, USA

When this courthouse was erected in 1770, it had distinctive design elements. The whipping post and stockyards just outside are evidence that justice was swiftly delivered in Williamsburg.

Pass By: Raleigh Tavern, W Duke of Gloucester St, Williamsburg, VA 23185, USA

This tavern, which was first constructed in 1717, was a popular among politicians and college students. Patrick Henry, Thomas Jefferson, and others founded the Committees of Correspondence in this location, which served as the primary vehicle for political coordination and preparation among the colonies prior to the start of the Revolutionary War.

Pass By: Secretary's Office, E Duke of Gloucester St, Williamsburg, VA 23185, USA

Since many significant records had been destroyed in a fire at the Capitol, this building was built in 1748 as a location to store critical papers. At the moment, the Secretary's Office is the oldest archival structure in the Western Hemisphere.

Pass By: Peyton Randolph House, 100 W Nicholson St, Williamsburg, VA 23185, USA

The construction of this old mansion was exceptional, and it featured a cutting-edge water drainage system to catch rainfall.

The history of this house includes a fascinating chapter about a group of African slaves.

Pass By: Governor's Palace, Northern End of Palace Green Colonial Williamsburg, Williamsburg, VA

The structure you'll see was a replica completed in 1934, but Thomas Jefferson, who previously lived there while serving as governor of Virginia after the Revolutionary War, had the original ideas for its construction.

What's included

  • Professional and courteous guide
  • Thoroughly researched and accurate history

What's not included

  • Transportation

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User Reviews

  • emilyhM6371HY
    The encounter was wonderful and really personable. The tour was excellent, and it was fascinating to learn about Williamsburg's rich past. We had a fantastic local tour guide who was very knowledgeable!
  • Francine_L
    This is a fascinating tour! William was our guide and he shared memorable stories about the buildings, surroundings and the people who lived in Williamsburg in colonial times. He brought the history to life. My husband and I highly recommend this tour!
  • Jeanne_E
    Our guide (forgot his name) had been a history major at William and Mary and it made a difference. His explanation of the history of things that had taken place, when and why really brought it to life for me. He did a great job leading the tour and was very personable as well as informative.
  • David_W
    Our guide William made Williamsburg come alive with his informative and entertaining stories. We liked him
  • ptipping
    The knowledge of our tour director Mike was amazing. He made the tour fun and very interesting. I would do this tour again and recommend it to my friends and family.
  • Randall_V
    William was very knowledgable and engaging. We enjoyed the tour very much! He was also fun to be with.
  • jenniferbL48EK
    Our tour guide William was awesome and very knowledgeable. Pointed out some very unique things and was very happy to answer any questions we had.
  • jzlSavvyTrav
    We took this one with William too! He knows more about Williamsburg than we did about all of the US. Many of the stories we’ve never heard even though we’ve been to historic Williamsburg many, many times. He even showed us the archaeological dig at the Black Baptist Church. So cool! The family loved it and we can’t wait to take another tour with them again. Definitely worth the time, even if it was hot out!




    Duration2 hours

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