Williamsburg, Virginia, is a living historical site. Buildings have been reconstructed or built to be an authentic replica of the colonial-period Williamsburg. It is the original capital of Virginia, the original seat of the state government. Below, visitors gather outside the Capitol to hear a wonderful, live reading of the Declaration of Independence.
Visitors can tour the beautiful Capitol building with a tour guide costumed in colonial clothing. The tour is totally worth your time!
Government officials met here to debate and vote. The large chair in the center is the Governor’s seat.
Below is the church of Williamsburg, Bruton Parish Church. Parishioners included George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Martha Custis (future wife of George Washington), and Patrick Henry. The building also served as a hospital during the Revolutionary War. It is one of America’s oldest churches, established in the early 17th century.
The stone baptismal font was brought here from Jamestown around 1758. It is said to be the oldest Christian relic in the United States, as it was brought here from England.
The Governor’s Palace:
The Governor of Williamsburg decorated most of the first floor of his mansion with excessive weaponry. His goal was to instantly intimidate any and all visitors.
A glimpse into the Governor’s Palace: