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      Remarks given by Colonial Williamsburg President & CEO, Mitchell Reiss, at the Williamsburg Lodge on June 27, 2018. Good morning, everyone.  I want to welcome my colleagues at the Foundation, our wonderful volunteers, community members and donors, City Council officials, and a member of our Board of Trustees who is with us this morning, Joe Montgomery.   […]
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      What do an eighteenth-century invoice, a circus lion, a boat etched on a window pane, wallpaper fragments, dendrochronology samples, and a 1952 Antiques Forum program have in common? They are all pieces of the remarkable history of the Thomas Everard House that are part of Colonial Williamsburg’s museum and library collections. 2018 marks a significant...Rea […]
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Yahoo! News names Colonial Williamsburg the top place to live in another century

imageEver wish you could travel back in time and experience the adventure of a bygone era? Well, until someone invents a time machine, you can’t. But there are a handful of places across America where you can live like a gentleman farmer, wrangle cattle and pretend to be an original colonist. Here are the top 5 spots from another century. Two of the top three are in Virginia !

1) Colonial Williamsburg, Williamsburg, Virginia: For an "authentic" taste of colonial Governors Palace Carriagelife in America, the best spot in America for traveling back in time is Colonial Williamsburg. The historic area features 301 acres that include 88 original colonial buildings, fife & drum parades and tradespeople practicing crafts like blacksmithing, weaving and wig making.

2) The Double E Working Ranch, New Mexico: If the cowboy life is more your style, head on over to New Mexico. This working horse and cattle ranch offers trail riding and cattle drives through old Apache country.  Tenderfoots need not apply.\

3) The Homestead Hotel,  Hot Springs, Virginia: Experience pre-Revolutionary life at imagethis Hot Springs, Virginia resort and spa. This National Historic Landmark, built in 1766, boasts falconry, archery and clay shooting. Or you can "take the waters" at the same "healing" hot springs that Thomas Jefferson bathed in.

 

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