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  Colonial Williamsburg -- Colonial History
By 1680, the majority of the colony's population was native born.
The General Assembly, the colony's two-house legislature, was set up with a lower House of Burgesses (with two elected representatives from each county and one each from Jamestown, Williamsburg, Norfolk, and the College of William and Mary) and an upper Council (made up of 12 leading colonists appointed for life by the king).
Williamsburg became a classic example of a "situation of traditional stability." The colonists and their British overseers fundamentally agreed on socioeconomic and political objectives, so there was little contention.
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  Colonial Williamsburg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Colonial Williamsburg is the historic district of the independent city of Williamsburg, Virginia.
Colonial Williamsburg is owned and operated (as a living museum) by the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, the non-profit entity endowed by the Rockefeller family.
Williamsburg was to be the capital of Virginia for the remainder of the Colonial Period.
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 Williamsburg, Virginia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Williamsburg, in the center of the Historic Triangle of Virginia (which includes Jamestown and Yorktown), is well-known for the restored colonial area of the city, Colonial Williamsburg, and for the College of William and Mary which is situated mostly within the city of Williamsburg.
The result of their combined efforts was the creation of Colonial Williamsburg, which included a restoration of much of the downtown Williamsburg area with creation of a 301-acre Historic Area to celebrate the patriots and the early history of America.
Williamsburg is notable for the fact that a high proportion of city residents derive a significant percentage of their annual income from investment sources, either in addition to or in lieu of income from work.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Williamsburg,_Virginia   (3834 words)

  
 Colonial Williamsburg
From 1699 to 1780 Williamsburg was the capital of England’s oldest, largest, richest and most populous colony and the seat of power in the new nation’s most influential state, Virginia.
Although women of Colonial Williamsburg in the 1800s were unable to vote, they exerted their influence in a variety of ways – as business owners, family leaders and social liaisons.
Colonial Williamsburg is midway between Richmond and Norfolk on I-64 (exit 238).
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 Colonial Williamsburg,
Colonial Williamsburg is one of those wonderful historical places which is a must see.
Williamsburg was the thriving capital of Virginia when the dream of American freedom and independence was taking shape.
For 81 formative years, from 1699 to 1780, Williamsburg was the political, cultural, and educational center of what was then the largest, most populous, and most influential of the American colonies.
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 Williamsburg, Virginia  -  Travel Photos by Galen R Frysinger, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
Williamsburg (Virginia), city, seat of (but administratively independent of) James City County, southeastern Virginia, on a peninsula between the York and James rivers; incorporated 1722.
Beginning in 1926 the historic area of Williamsburg, in the heart of the modern city, was restored along colonial lines, a project principally financed by the American philanthropist John D. Rockefeller, Jr.
Colonial Williamsburg also has small craft shops, in which 18th-century trades such as boot making, silver-smithing, and jewelry making are demonstrated.
www.galenfrysinger.com /williamsburg_virginia.htm   (311 words)

  
 Colonial Williamsburg Audio
Since the first organized Christmas celebration drew visitors to Colonial Williamsburg in 1936, nothing quite matches the beauty, imagination, excitement, pageantry, sights, smells, sounds, and grandeur of the Christmas season in Colonial Williamsburg.
Music from the 18th-century Theatre is performed by Colonial Williamsburg singers and by musicians on period instruments.
Colonial Williamsburg’s Michael Monaco performs Peter Pelham’s repertoire of 18th century music on the period keyboard instruments of the Governor’s Palace.
www.history.org /Publications/audio   (382 words)

  
 Colonial Williamsburg Bed & Breakfast :: Virginia Accommodations :: Williamsburg VA Vacations
Although this Eighteen-Century Plantation style home was built in the year of the bicentennial, it captures the early American spirit of Colonial Williamsburg.
The rooms serve as wonderful replicas of an elegant Colonial home, with antiques, pewter, and framed American and English Samplers can be found throughout the inn.
Our Colonial The Williamsburg Sampler Bed and Breakfast Inn is a smoke-free environmental home that the guests can enjoy.
www.williamsburgsampler.com /about-the-williamsburg.htm   (352 words)

  
 Colonial Williamsburg VA - The Historic Area - Williamsburg VA
Centrally located close to the midpoint of the Colonial Parkway sits Colonial Williamsburg, a restoration of Virginia's 18th century capital city, with its commerce, government, religious and educational institutions in place.
Williamsburg encompasses a district over one mile long and a half-mile in width.
Thus the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation was born and continues today as a nonprofit educational foundation administering the largest living history museum in the country.
www.williamsburgonline.com /attract/attract_histwill.html   (239 words)

  
 An 18th Century Christmas: Photo Essay of Colonial Williamsburg
The centerpiece of Williamsburg is the Governor's Mansion.
Magnificent in its restoration, architecture, and period furnishings, historic Williamsburg is fascinating, educational, and sometimes heart-wrenching in its accurate depiction of a young country struggling to become a great nation.
Although this celebration was not deeply rooted in the American colonies, in the eighteenth century it was celebrated in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and Pennsylvania.
www.meridianmagazine.com /photoessay/031128williamsburg.html   (3544 words)

  
 Colonial Williamsburg Restoration Items - The Brass Gallery
The "Williamsburg 4XX Restoration" hallmark is found on those items which have been approved by the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation as meeting their exacting standards for authentic reproductions or adaptations.
The Williamsburg Urn Door Knocker measures 7 3/4"H x 4 1/4"W and mounts on a door using two holes that are 4 7/16" apart.
The Williamsburg "S" Door Knocker is made to exacting specifications for the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.
www.brassgallery.com /williamsburgrestoration   (563 words)

  
 Education Resources to learn about early American history.
Education is essential to the continuation of our free democracy, and Colonial Williamsburg believes that history should be the very core of that education.
Explore Colonial Williamsburg’s online mapping exhibit that relates to colonial discovery, exploration, boundary disputes, navigation, trade, the French and Indian War, and the Revolutionary War.
We invite you to become a "Colonial Williamsburg" educator.
www.colonialwilliamsburg.com /history/teaching/index.cfm   (188 words)

  
 Colonial Connections - Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Williamsburg was the Capitol of Virginia from 1699 until 1780.
Colonial Williamsburg is the world's premier living history site, an entire town that has been restored to the days when Williamsburg was the political and economic center of the Virginia colony.
As you walk through town you will learn what life was like in the colonial times for both the rich and the poor.
www.colonialconnections.com /colonial_williamsburg.htm   (136 words)

  
 Williamsburg Bed and Breakfast Network - Colonial Williamsburg Lodging From the Areas B & B Owners
Find all the Williamsburg lodging and area information you need to plan your trip to Historic Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown and Yorktown, Virginia.
Williamsburg dates back to 1699 when it was planned and built to function as the capital of Virginia - the most prosperous and influential of the American colonies during that time period.
Williamsburg was at the center of important cultural, political and military events leading up to the American Revolution.
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 Colonial Williamsburg turns to podcasting - USATODAY.com
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. — Thomas Jefferson isn't about to start listening to an iPod, with telltale earbud wires dangling from under his three-cornered hat as he walks the streets of Colonial Williamsburg.
Colonial Williamsburg is creating free weekly audio programs people can listen to on computers as well as portable players to find out more about those who work there, plying old trades and playing historical figures.
Colonial Williamsburg eventually wants to take the podcasts a step further, Eoff said, and produce video podcasts —; or vodcasts.
www.usatoday.com /tech/news/2006-07-03-williamsburg-podcast_x.htm   (788 words)

  
 Colonial Williamsburg
It was settled in 1699 after the folks in Jamestown, the first colony and capital of Virginia, got tired of slapping mosquitoes and battling the illnesses that came with living in a swamp.
Williamsburg was a hotbed of pre-Revolutionary politics, and George Washington and others gathered there to debate the Stamp Act and Independence.
Because of the status and wealth of many of its residents, plants and plantsmen were imported from England to provide the landowners with superb formal gardens filled with unusual plants.
www.mrsgreenthumb.com /articles/Williamsburg.html   (622 words)

  
 Colonial Williamsburg Hotels - Williamsburg, Virginia
Williamsburg Inn: 62 graciously appointed guest rooms in the main building; 43 rooms in Providence Hall; 75 rooms in our historic Colonial Houses; and over 7,000 sq.
Williamsburg Lodge: Complete renovation underway to be completed in September 2006 to include the addition of a 20,000 sq.
Colonial Williamsburg's 10 restaurants, including the elegant Regency Room at the Williamsburg Inn and four Historic Dining Taverns, are within walking distance.
www.alhi.com /ColonialWilliamsburgHotels   (248 words)

  
 Colonial Virginia - Williamsburg Virginia Official Site - Guide for Colonial Williamsburg, VA
Williamsburg, Yorktown, and Jamestown make up the Historic Triangle of Virginia and are also well represented by world-class accommodations, attractions, restaurants, and golf.
Read all about the historical background and signficance of Williamsburg, the prominent role the city played leading up to the American Revolution, and how it has become one of the best and most affordable family vacatio More...
The King's Creek Plantation in historical Williamsburg, Va., is adjacent to the Water Country USA water park and one mile from Busch Gardens Williamsburg.
www.williamsburg.com   (510 words)

  
 Colonial Food in Colonial Williamsburg - Foodnotes
Williamsburg is history, having become almost synonymous with its biggest industry, the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.
In turn, the success of the creative food programs in Colonial Williamsburg can be largely attributed to Rosemary Brandau, manager of historic food programs, and her staff, who diligently research 18th-century cookbooks, household inventories, diaries, etc., to discover how early Virginians prepared, preserved, and served food.
One summer’s work at Colonial Williamsburg “was my first experience in the museum world,” she relates.
www.foodhistory.com /foodnotes/road/cwf1   (1479 words)

  
 Walking Tours of Colonial Williamsburg Virginia and Jamestown VA Tour
Williamsburg Tours, Jamestown Tours or Yorktown Tours can be customized to accommodate special wishes.
The 3 hours is recommended for history lovers and parents who wish to introduce the Colonial History to their children.
Additional admission or passes are not required for my Williamsburg tour but are recomended for your later visition to buildings on your own if you have the time..
www.williamsburgprivatetours.com /contact.htm   (787 words)

  
 Colonial Williamsburg: The Most Important Vacation in America.
Colonial Williamsburg: The Most Important Vacation in America.
The beautiful, award-winning Days Inn Colonial Resort, which opened in 2000, provides convenient access to area attractions such as Colonial Williamsburg, which lies just 7 miles away.
CONTACT US Colonial Williamsburg elements and all related indicia TM and © 2006 Colonial Williamsburg.
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 Southern Accents: A Colonial Christmas
Colonial Williamsburg was first opened to the public in 1934, thanks to the vision of John D. Rockefeller Jr.
Though the colonists surely would not have decorated with the pomp of today's season, the adornments at Williamsburg are in keeping with the spirit of its history.
Colonial Williamsburg is open 365 days a year.
www.southernaccents.com /accents/homes/decorating/article/0,14743,845567,00.html   (690 words)

  
 America’s Historic Triangle – The Williamsburg Story
Williamsburg was originally named Middle Plantation, an area of high ground about halfway between the James and York rivers.
Unlike the settlement at Jamestown or the siege at Yorktown, what occurred in Williamsburg during this period was not an event, but a mental and political evolution, an idea of freedom.
Almost nothing that King George III or his parliament did in the latter half of the 18th century found favor in the American colonies, especially not with the intellectuals who were concentrated in Virginia, principally at Williamsburg.
www.historictriangle.com /williamsburg   (751 words)

  
 About Colonial Crossings of Willliamsburg
Colonial Crossings of Williamsburg is located at the Lightfoot exit off of Interstate 64 adjacent to the famous Williamsburg Pottery.
Williamsburg, Jamestown and Yorktown are among the most popular and historically rich vacation spots in the United States.
Colonial Crossings is looking into expansions at the Resort to include potentially additional amenities such as tennis courts, spa and health club, a domed water theme park, an additional outdoor pool, snack bar, restaurant, front desk service and of course, excellent Southern hospitality and outstanding customer service.
www.colonialcrossings.com /about.html   (318 words)

  
 Williamsburg travel guide - Wikitravel
The campus of The College of William and Mary abuts Colonial Williamsburg and the prettiest part of it is just at the end of Colonial Williamsburg's Duke of Gloucester Street.
Merchants Square [9] is conveniently located adjacent to Colonial Williamsburg's historic area.
Colonial Williamsburg has a few taverns where historically costumed staff serve colonial fare.
wikitravel.org /en/Williamsburg   (1024 words)

  
 Fodor's | Travel | Books
Williamsburg's fascinating form of time travel encompasses not only the architecture and the artisans, but all the details of our rich cultural heritage, including the food.
And The Colonial Williamsburg Tavern Cookbook presents that food, our nation's culinary heritage: from stews and slaws and soups to puddings and pies and pot pies--nearly 200 recipes in all.
Focusing on Williamsburg's Southern roots and coastal proximity, the dishes owe their inspiration to the distant past, but their preparations have been tailored for contemporary palates--no need to run out and get some suet in which to cook your mutton over the open hearth.
www.fodors.com /shop/buy/?isbn=0-609-60286-1   (302 words)

  
 Colonial Williamsburg - Williamsburg - Reviews of Colonial Williamsburg - TripAdvisor
Colonial Williamsburg is one of the neatest places to go if you are ever in Virginia and in the vicinity I highly suggest going.
Colonial Williamsburg is beautiful that's for sure, but I was disappointed with our trip.
Visit Colonial Williamsburg to experience what life was like in pre-revolutionary America.
www.tripadvisor.com /Attraction_Review-g58313-d102549-Reviews-Colonial_Williamsburg-Williamsburg_Virginia.html   (1087 words)

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