The Beauty Around Us

Showcases Portraiture, Scenic & Nature Photography and Feaures a Photo Journal Blog

Extended Labor Day Weekend – Day 3 Colonial Williamsburg

We entered Colonial Williamsburg once again via the Capitol entrance, arriving there at 8:45AM.

The Capitol

The first building that we toured this morning was the Capitol. Our tour included the General Courtroom, the House of Burgesses, the elegant Council Chamber, and Committee rooms for the burgesses.

The Capitol – General Courtroom

The Capitol – Council Chamber

The Capitol – House of Burgesses

The Capitol – House of Burgesses

Our tour guide informed us that this chair is authentic; it is not a replica. According to our tour guide, only Prince Philip and Prince Charles and others of their status have sat on this chair.

The Capitol – Burgesses Committee Room

Leaving the Capitol we walked down Duke of Gloucester Street, stopping at several places along the way.

We made a brief stop at an Apothecary Shop.

the Pasteur & Galt Apothecary Shop

We passed by a tavern.

the Raleigh Tavern

Our next stop was at the Printing Office. We were fascinated as we watched a pressman add print to sheets of blank paper.

Each letter had to be set individually on the printing press.

From the Printing Office we walked across Duke of Gloucester Street to the Blacksmith Shop. Skilled smiths produce tools, nails, fireplace tools and household furnishings that can be seen throughout Colonial Williamsburg.

the Blacksmith Shop

Continuing our walk down Duke of Gloucester Street our next stop was at the Magazine, in which a cache of arms and ammunition are on display.

The Magazine (on right) and the Guardhouse

Cache of Arms in the Magazine

Cache of Arms in the Magazine

The last place that we visited in Colonial Williamsburg was the Governor’s Palace.

the Governor’s Palace

Our tour of the Governor’s Palace included the Entrance Hall with its imposing collection of bayonet-tipped muskets, a Bedroom, and the Ballroom. We toured the formal gardens and the kitchen too.

Governor’s Palace – Entrance Hall

Governor’s Palace – Bedroom

Governor’s Palace – Ballroom

Governor’s Palace Gardens

Governor’s Palace Kitchen Gardens

Governor’s Palace Kitchen

Bob and I at Governor’s Palace

We left Colonial Williamsburg around 12:30PM. As we were walking to the Governor’s Palace shuttle bus stop we passed through a building in which a colorful fellow sitting on a bench caught Bob’s attention.

Waiting for Shuttle Bus

We rode the shuttle bus to Waller Street, at the Capitol entrance. From Waller Street we walked back to our hotel. As it was lunchtime we stopped at Colonial Pancake House for lunch. The restaurant was located next door to our hotel. We each ordered sandwiches and chips or fries. Our meals cost $10 each, which was half the cost of our lunch yesterday in Colonial Williamsburg.

If you would like to learn more about Colonial Williamsburg, there is a wealth of information contained on its website. I particularly found the “Tour the Town Online” page most interesting.

3 Responses to “Extended Labor Day Weekend – Day 3 Colonial Williamsburg”

  1. Denise

    What a wonderful tour of Williamsburg. Very familiar sights but I have never done any inside tours before. Your photos have told me I should do that the next time we go down there. Have a great weekend Linda. Looking forward to your next post.

    Reply
  2. James

    That looks like a great place to visit. Thanks for sharing your wonderful pictures. It's a six hour drive from Newtown, PA but a drive that I hope to make someday.

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Chateaux des Fleurs

Sharing a world of joy with photos and words

THEVYPEFFECT

all about travelling in korea

Munazza Bangash

The Hall of Beauty

National Parks USA

A tour of Public Lands & National Parks with T

Forester (Farster) Ancestry

The Ancestry of My Grandpap Roy Wilson "Pete" Forester (1915-1989)

The World according to Dina

Notes on Seeing, Reading & Writing, Living & Loving in The North

Skid and Sandy On The Road

Showcases Portraiture, Scenic & Nature Photography and Feaures a Photo Journal Blog

vivacioushoopster

Showcases Portraiture, Scenic & Nature Photography and Feaures a Photo Journal Blog

Brown About

The Motorhome Adventures of Joan and Stephen

My Mommy's Place

Showcases Portraiture, Scenic & Nature Photography and Feaures a Photo Journal Blog

A Tree Falling

Showcases Portraiture, Scenic & Nature Photography and Feaures a Photo Journal Blog

Mr. Bill's Travel Blog

Amputee Travel... let the adventures begin!

Viewing nature with Eileen

Showcases Portraiture, Scenic & Nature Photography and Feaures a Photo Journal Blog

Through Open Lens

Home of Lukas Kondraciuk Photography

Deep Thoughts

Showcases Portraiture, Scenic & Nature Photography and Feaures a Photo Journal Blog

Rambling On

Showcases Portraiture, Scenic & Nature Photography and Feaures a Photo Journal Blog

Talk and Chatter

Reviews, talk, and fun

Senior Moments

The random musings of a fairly active Tennessee retiree

Pics & Pieces

Showcases Portraiture, Scenic & Nature Photography and Feaures a Photo Journal Blog

PHOTOJOURNAL OF CORKER2

TRYING TO DO THIS WITHOUT A DEGREE!

Pennsylvania Wildlife Photographer

Showcases Portraiture, Scenic & Nature Photography and Feaures a Photo Journal Blog

MY QUALITY TIME

Showcases Portraiture, Scenic & Nature Photography and Feaures a Photo Journal Blog

Linda's Peaceful Place

Showcases Portraiture, Scenic & Nature Photography and Feaures a Photo Journal Blog

Life's Funny Like That

Showcases Portraiture, Scenic & Nature Photography and Feaures a Photo Journal Blog

JOYFUL REFLECTIONS

Showcases Portraiture, Scenic & Nature Photography and Feaures a Photo Journal Blog

I'll give you a piece of my mind

Showcases Portraiture, Scenic & Nature Photography and Feaures a Photo Journal Blog

Hospitality Lane

Showcases Portraiture, Scenic & Nature Photography and Feaures a Photo Journal Blog

Gretchen's Traveling

Showcases Portraiture, Scenic & Nature Photography and Feaures a Photo Journal Blog

An English Girl Rambles from 2016 to ....

Showcases Portraiture, Scenic & Nature Photography and Feaures a Photo Journal Blog

%d bloggers like this: