We entered Colonial Williamsburg once again via the Capitol entrance, arriving there at 8:45AM.
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.
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.
Leaving the Capitol we walked down Duke of Gloucester Street, stopping at several places along the way.
We made a brief stop at the Pasteur & Galt Apothecary Shop.
We passed by 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.
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.
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 last place that we visited in Colonial Williamsburg was 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.
Bob and I at Governor’s Palace
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.