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Extended Labor Day Weekend – Day 2 Colonial Williamsburg

As I wrote in yesterday’s blog post, we visited Colonial Williamsburg both yesterday and today. This was not our first visit to Colonial Williamsburg; we have visited twice before. Our other visits were in April 2003 and April 2004. As we didn’t purchase admission passes during either of those visits, we were not able to tour any of the buildings. We could only walk through Colonial Williamsburg.

This year we purchased admission passes and toured several of the historic buildings. We spent approximately 4 hours each day at Colonial Williamsburg. This blog post will detail yesterday’s visit. I will write about today’s visit in a separate blog post.

We entered Colonial Williamsburg, yesterday, via the Capitol entrance. We walked down Duke of Gloucester Street, stopping for lunch at Chowning’s Tavern.

Chowning’s Tavern

Lunch was expensive. It cost $10 each for a sandwich, a spoonful of potato salad and a glass of water.

After lunch we continued our stroll down Duke of Gloucester Street. We visited a weaver shop, the colonial garden, a merchant’s shop and a shoemaker.

Taliaferro-Cole Weaver Shop

Taliaferro-Cole Weaver Shop

A Pomegranate at Colonial Garden

Gourds Growing at Colonial Garden

Greenhow Store
One of several merchants in Colonial Williamsburg

Shoemaker

Throughout our afternoon at Colonial Williamsburg we saw much in the way of 18th-century transportation.

The Courthouse is in the background.

The Courthouse is in the background.

We spent an enlightening 20-30 minutes at the Courthouse, where we participated in mock trials. The mock trials were based on cases taken from historical records. Participants played the parts of plaintiffs, defendants, jurors and audience. Bob and I were part of the audience.

Mock Trial

Mock Trial

Mock Trial

Mock Trial

The last place that we visited yesterday was Bruton Parish Church. This Episcopal Church has been in use since 1715 and serves an active congregation today.

Bruton Parish Church

Bruton Parish Church

From Bruton Parish Church we walked to North Henry Street, where we caught a shuttle bus. The bus took us to Waller Street, at the Capitol entrance. Riding the shuttle bus saved us a mile-long walk up Duke of Gloucester Street. From Waller Street we walked 1/2 mile back to our hotel. As I mentioned in yesterday’s blog post, we ate dinner at Cracker Barrel. As we were leaving Cracker Barrel I snapped this photograph of a woman and young man playing a game of checkers.

This looks like a relaxing pastime while on vacation!

Stay tuned! I will write about today’s visit to Colonial Williamsburg in my next blog post!

2 Responses to “Extended Labor Day Weekend – Day 2 Colonial Williamsburg”

  1. ClayrPlayr

    WOW! Those pictures are amazing!! You definetly have some postcards, there!! I've never been there myself, but this makes me want to go! Can't wait to read more!!

    Reply

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