A few weeks ago, I went to Colonial Williamsburg! If you don’t know what it is, it is a living history town, taking place during the Revolutionary War. It was so much fun and I took a ton of pictures! This post is all about the governor’s palace and grounds.
So, the town is pretty big, with one large road but there are two main sites: The Governer’s palace and the Capitol. There is the courthouse, the market, a few taverns, and trade shops, along with gardens and houses you can visit.
Here are a few pictures of Duke of Gloucester Street (the main street).
The Capitol is at the end of the road in this one.
This is the palace green.
The gate in front is really interesting because it is the English crest.
This is what it looks like from the front.
Inside, there is a weapon room, and bedrooms but I only got pictures of the weapon/ receiving room.
The top guns are actually from the 1700’s!
The walls were lined with guns, swords, and pistols to show the governer’s strength.
In the back, there are really pretty gardens.
There were tons of gorgeous tulips!
I even got our tour guide to pose for my picture!
We heard some rivermen sing behind the palace too.
In one of the kitchens, we got to make chocolate! It was actually pretty hard.
Outside we got to see a few animals. One was a Cleveland Brown (I think? I’m not the horse expert) and one of the last couple hundred of the breed still alive.
And I also saw a young ox and a cart horse.
(^just outside the palace) They give carage rides, but we didn’t end up doing one.
The end of part one of my Colonial Posts!
What did you think? Have you been to Colonial Williamsburg before?
Thanks for reading!