Monday, October 24, 2016

Day 3 - Williamsburg VA

October 2016 - Williamsburg VA

We spent a lazy Sunday morning before heading out today.

We walked around Merchants Square and into historic Williamsburg.

We didn't buy any tickets to enter the buildings. It looks like a full day activity so will save it for another day.
Other than lunch we just wandered around enjoying the gorgeous weather. So sit back and just enjoy. We'll do the full tour another day and you will get plenty of history.

There were some fun signs.

We're on duke of Gloucester St or DoG as the locals call it.

Trellis, our lunch spot.

When Americans began fighting against the British in 1775, they acknowledged their British heritage, and the slim possibility of reconciliation, by adding six white stripes to the Red Ensign.

IN THE AUTUMN, Colonial Williamsburg interpreters re-enact the town's most notorious instance of revolutionary vigilantism, the raising of the Liberty Pole in front of King's Arms Tavern on Duke of Gloucester Street in late 1774. In other colonies, residents had already hung flags on poles or trees as places where Sons of Liberty could rally at the least affront to patriot sensibilities. Often, a barrel of tar and bag of feathers were kept nearby as reminders of the consequences of non-compliance with public resistance to British authority. No loyalist or British official in Williamsburg ever suffered the pain, disfigurement, and humiliation of the coat of tar and feathers visited on Boston customs man John Malcomb in January 1774. Yet, such a thing almost happened in Virginia's capital in November that year. Though there was no violence in Williamsburg, the affair set the town—and the mother country—abuzz.

A sneak peak at the Governor's Palace.

I wonder what they did to get put into the stocks??

Curious to find out what this building is.

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  1. I'm sure I'd end up in the stocks within five minutes of arriving there. I'd love to visit that place.

  2. Our last trip to Williamsburg was at Christmas to see all the decorations, what a delight. Your photo make me want to return.

  3. I've never been here, but it looks like a lot of fun!

  4. I love Colonial Williamsburg. It is a fun and educational place.

  5. Looks like a lot of fun, Jackie. It's not an area I'm familiar with but it looks like the Fall colour was good. Happy Halloween! :)

  6. Love all the costumes and historical things of you trip in Williamsburg! A great trip to never forgot what happened in history. Many thanks for sharing this fun outing with ALL SEASONS! Wishing you a beautiful week!

  7. I've never been to Williamsburg but have been wanting to go. Is the historic section interspersed with "regular" stores and restaurants? I had always pictured it as a walled off place with admission to get on the grounds. In either case, your photos just make me want to visit even more.

    1. Yes, the historic district is open to walk around which is what we did in this post. Admission allows you to enter the buildings.

  8. love the old colonial looking buildings.

  9. I was considering a day trip to Williamsburg when visiting DC, but opted out. Looks nice! #citytripping

  10. Fascinating history and great photographs - my husband would love this place, he loves American political history. #citytripping

  11. Thanks for sharing your visit to Williamsburg. I've always wanted to check it out. The old homes looks quite pristine from the outside. Such craftsmanship.
    The View from the Top of the Ladder

  12. Such a great place to visit. Next time you go, take time to eat in one of the historic restaurants and try the peanut soup. It is fantastic!

  13. What a fascinating place - I've heard of it before but never seen photos, so great to get a look. Must be amazing to step back in time like that. And a couple of hundred years on, hopefully there's been a bit of reconciliation! Would love to look around, as long as that tar and feathers is firmly put away! #citytripping

  14. This place looks so cool! I like the mix of history, architecture and fun. I always say I knew to explore more of the west coast. I was once an entire summer in Maryland and I can't believe I didn't pay a visit to Virginia. #TPThursday

  15. I haven't explore much of the East coast. There is so much I want to see of my country. :-D Love your post, it makes me want to visit sooner than later.

    Lisa @ LTTL

  16. A really interesting insight into its history! Looks like fun being able to step back in time. I'd steer clear of the stocks though. Thanks for linking #citytripping

  17. Hi Jackie, what an interesting looking place to visit. The weather looked perfect for wandering around and your photos are lovely.


  18. It looks like a very interesting place, with fascinating places to see and visit. I especially love the history of this sort of place. Thanks for linking up!

  19. si è attivATa la macchina del tempo e si percorre a ritroso il cammino della Storia, i costumi e le sensazioni sono di antico e di pulito , giorni diversi nostri così tecnologicamente caotici
    grazie del bel cammino Annalisa

  20. We enjoyed a couple of days here a few years ago. Lovely pictures!
    The Glasgow Gallivanter

  21. Williamsburg looks like a fantastic place to wander around for a day or an afternoon. I like your sign captures. Thanks for linking up this week. #TPThursday


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