A live interpretation of American history. The Capitol. The other one, actually. A political foundation that gave Williamsburg its place in the Historic Triangle. Now grab a map and dive into Colonial Street. A living history museum. An homage to Colonial times. Heard of Thomas Jefferson? He lived in the Governor’s Palace. Visit the place that once served as a hospital for wounded soldiers. “The Most Historic Avenue of America”. That’s what FDR called Duke of Gloucester Street. Let our guide tell you the tales that roam this 99 ft street. And to finish off the tour: Eavesdrop on a short lecture at the College of William & Mary. Maybe, you’ll pick up something educational!

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  • Professional local tour guide services

Route & Duration

2 hours
  • 1

    Capitol Building

    This is a place where men in 1776 spoke for American independence. Here you will learn about the government in colonial Virginia and the colony's contribution to the American Revolution.

  • 2

    Colonial Williamsburg

    Visit the largest outdoor educational living museum in the country! The site includes restored or re-created buildings from the 18th century when the city was the capital of Colonial Virginia. Be a part of an amazing experience that helps you travel back in time.

  • 3

    Governor's Palace

    You will explore the official residence of the royal governors of the Colony of Virginia. Once it was a home for seven royal governors, including Thomas Jefferson, one of American Founding Fathers, the principal author of the Declaration of Independence, and the third President of the United States.

  • 4

    West Duke of Gloucester Street

    Walk the main street of Williamsburg, which was once called “the most historic avenue in America” by Franklin D. Roosevelt called. Admire small shops, taverns, private homes, the market square, armory, and courthouse built hundred of years ago.

  • 5

    Wren Building

    You will visit Wren Building at William & Mary College - the oldest college building still standing and working in the country. The building overlived a couple of fires and reconstructions but it is still charming and worth visiting.

  • 6

    The College of William and Mary

    Be inspired and develop a hunger for science at the public College of William & Mary It is considered one of the best scientific institutions in the country with many world-famous alumni such as Thomas Jefferson, Mike Tomlin, Glenn Close and many more.

Meeting Point

The main entrance of Capitol (E Duke of Gloucester St, Williamsburg, VA 23185, United States) See Map

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.