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13 Undeniable Reasons To Visit Colonial Williamsburg Before You Die

Colonial Williamsburg is one of the best known attractions in the state of Virginia. Whether it was on a school field trip, on a family vacation or just for a day trip to see the sites, chances are you’ve been to Williamsburg at least once. But just in case you haven’t, or you slept through middle school history class…

Williamsburg served as the political, cultural and educational center of colonial life in the 17th and 18th centuries. Although Jamestown was the first colonial capital of Virginia, the capital moved to Williamsburg at the start of the 18th century, and it was here that for the next 81 years men like George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry, James Monroe, James Madison, George Wythe and many other founding fathers met, generated ideas and penned documents that would shape the Commonwealth of Virginia, as well as the newly emerging nation. Its significance to America’s earliest days has remained relevant for centuries, and as result, Williamsburg serves as a prominent site for international conferences and visits by world leaders and heads of state.

So if, for some reason, you haven’t been to Williamsburg, or you didn’t realize just how much there is to see and do there, the following list provides some of the most important reasons that a trip to Williamsburg should be on EVERYONE’S bucket list…not just Virginians’.

To name only 13 things is probably an injustice to Williamsburg. But we’ve all got to start somewhere! I know that many of you have been to Williamsburg – most likely, many times. Please feel free to add your additions to the list in the comments below and be sure to share this article so that EVERYONE will know just how incredible Colonial Williamsburg really is.

Anna Strock
Virginia staff writer for Only in Your State, freelance writer and journalist. Even though Anna has lived other places, somehow Virginia is where she always seems to land.