The small town of Williamsburg is an open-air museum. Travelers interested in American history enjoy visiting the city, where you can see an accurate reconstruction of life in the former British colony: small cozy houses with characteristic architecture, museums, theaters, chapels and, of course, the locals in traditional dress for the time.
The capital of the state of Verginia differs from the rest of the city in that there is no federal budget involved in its maintenance. The museum is maintained by private foundations and interested companies. A million tourists annually visit this amazing place and bring here generous donations. After all, here were born the first presidents of the country: Washington, Jefferson and James Madison, Henry Harrison and Zachary Taylor. The true birthplace of America’s rulers. Their residences are located here and are national monuments.
Visitors can learn about the life of the early settlers, their morals and laws. Everything from the inscriptions and signs to the goods in the stores is made in the conditions of the 18th and 19th century. Strolling residents are dressed in the latest fashions of the era. Williamsburg was once just a reflection and servant of England, but then gained its freedom. It was here that the banner of resistance, equality and justice was first raised.
The famous Rockefeller made a great contribution to the revitalization of the monument city. The entrepreneur invested a colossal sum in the development of tourism and heritage preservation. Much attention was paid to the restoration of the Capitol. After all, there in 1776 people voted for the Resolution of Independence. Tour guides on the streets are professional actors dressed in colorful costumes: from slave to president. They are very friendly and can answer any questions.
How to get there?
Visitors will reach the English capital of America by train. There is a train station in the city.
How much does it cost?
The most popular activity in the capital is shopping. Craft workshops and stores sell goods from $10 to $1,000: blacksmiths, potters, hatmakers, bakers – all ready to offer folk souvenirs.
If you want to attend performances, buy a $24 ticket.