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Extended Labor Day Weekend – Day 3 Colonial Williamsburg

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

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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.

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The Capitol – General Courtroom
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The Capitol – Council Chamber
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The Capitol – House of Burgesses
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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.

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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 the Pasteur & Galt Apothecary Shop.

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We passed by the Raleigh Tavern.

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

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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.

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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.

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The Magazine (on right) and the Guardhouse
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Cache of Arms in the Magazine
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The last place that we visited in Colonial Williamsburg was the Governor’s Palace.

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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.

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Governor’s Palace – Entrance Hall
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Governor’s Palace – Bedroom
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Governor’s Palace – Ballroom
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Governor’s Palace Gardens
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Governor’s Palace Kitchen Gardens
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Governor’s Palace Kitchen
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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.
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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

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