Colonial Williamsburg

Colonial Williamsburg is a living-history museum of restored, reconstructed and historically furnished buildings housed on 301 acres in Virginia.  The remaining original houses, shops and government buildings date from 1699 to 1780, when the town was the capital of Virginia.  Today, Colonial Williamsburg boasts one of the best interpretive exhibits of a colonial American city, with costumed interpreters relaying 18th century town happenings, exhibits of authentic and recreated colonial buildings, museums housing thousands of unearthed artifacts, shops offering well-produced time period souvenirs and eateries offering traditional cuisine.

This wonderful insight into American heritage was made possible by W. A. R. Goodwin and John D. Rockefeller, Jr., along with his wife, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, who invested themselves, time and much money into the enormous project of recreating an 18th century colonial town for important American history to be preserved by generations.  The motto of Colonial Williamsburg rings true: “That the future may learn from the past”.

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation offers an online interactive map to tour Colonial Williamsburg.

Past Expedition Dates: June & November 2013, January 2014, July and November 2015, February – April 2016.

Explore more wonderful heritage in Colonial America through photographs and insights shared from Historic JamestowneJamestown Settlement and Yorktown, and XplorMor Team member Julia’s journal entry Exploring Colonial America.

Colonial Williamsburg XplorMor Inc
Colonial Williamsburg XplorMor Inc
Colonial Williamsburg XplorMor Inc
Colonial Williamsburg XplorMor Inc

Explore more XplorMor World Wide Photographic and Terrain Expeditions, and delve deeper into the journey through Xplorer Journals written by our team and guest contributors. These are first-hand accounts from the expeditions, offering tips, insights and stunning photography. Then discover our web and print ready images to enhance your publications.

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