Take a step back in time at Colonial Williamsburg – Learn more about USA History during Colonial Times here!

George Washington @ Colonial Williamsburg

To learn more about the history of USA, look no further than a visit to Colonial Williamsburg.

Kate and I looked upon this trip with much anticipation because we were told that this is a town re-constructed to be like that during Colonial times. We were also told that not only the structures were colonial, even the actors in Colonial Williamsburg dressed as a person during those times. So we were fascinated to just take a step back in time and history into Colonial times through Colonial Williamsburg. Actually, towns like these pretty much reminded us about the Village by M Night Shyamalan. Cool!

We parked our car at the designated car park and bought our tickets at the ticketing counter. At the entrance, there was a huge 3-D map of the entire Colonial Williamsburg!

3D Map of Colonial Williamsburg
3D Map of Colonial Williamsburg

Pictures of what you would be expecting at Colonial Williamsburg.

Collage of scenes at Colonial Williamsburg
Collage of scenes at Colonial Williamsburg

As we proceeded to the town, there were little milestones on the floor that leads you into thinking that you have been magically transported back in time….

Away from 21st Century...
Away from 21st Century…

Famous Quotes of USA Nation Makers along the way

J F Kennedy
J F Kennedy “Ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country”

Rosa Parks
Rosa Parks

Henry Ford
Henry Ford

Thomas Edison
Thomas Edison

Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln

After a short walk, we “magically” arrived at Colonial Williamsburg

Pathway to the town
Pathway to the town

Towards The Town Hall
Towards The Town Hall

Authentic Horse-drawn Carriage
Authentic Horse-drawn Carriage

We first took a short visit to the armoury to see all the weapons stored there. The armskote was telling a story about how they prepared themselves for the battle. It really sounded as if you were right there getting ready for the revolution!

Armskote telling stories at the Armoury
Armskote telling stories at the Armoury

We took out the programme sheet and headed for the first “show”

Programme sheet at Colonial Williamsburg
Programme sheet at Colonial Williamsburg

It was very exciting to be part of the show! The actors addressed all the audience as if they were villagers during the colonial times…

Addressing the
Addressing the “Villagers”

Arrival with music!
Arrival with music!

When the “traitor” spoke, actors that were planted in the audience jeered and all the audience jeered along as well!

Jeering at the
Jeering at the “Traitor”

A pastor sharing during the Colonial times and the imminent battle…

Pastor from Colonial Times
Pastor from Colonial Times

Announcing the arrival of the Hero!
Announcing the arrival of the Hero!

And the Hero is none other than General George Washington himself

General George Washington addressing the Villagers
General George Washington addressing the Villagers

After all that drama and fantastic show put up by the actors of Colonial Williamsburg (really inspiring speech from Washington), we headed to the “local bakery”!

Products at the local bakery
Products at the local bakery @ Colonial Williamsburg

Touch screen cashier at the bakery
Touch screen cashier at the bakery

As it was right after the show, everyone headed out for lunch. Good thing Kate and I targetted the bakery early and we arrived amongst the first at the queue (sigh…kiasu Singaporean nature). Here, we enjoyed the chocolate chip cookie, ginger bread as well as the root beer!

Chocolate Chip Cookie, Root Beer, Ginger Bread of Bakery @ Colonial Williamsburg
Chocolate Chip Cookie, Root Beer, Ginger Bread of Bakery @ Colonial Williamsburg

But Kate forgot to ask to open the root beer, so we had to queue again to get it opened….ahh…thirst quencher…

Thereafter, we took a short walk around the rest of the area. There are buses that take you from one place to another, but you can also choose to walk. We also realised that there are lodges where you can totally immerse yourself in colonial history!

High class eating places at the Market Square
High class eating places at the Market Square

A Church
A Church

All in all, we totally enjoyed ourselves. The actors immersed in their roles and that brought the characters to life, bringing/ transporting the audience back in time!

P.S. We visited Philadelphia later and learnt that the declaration of independence was actually completed on 2 July! There were things such as the abolishment of slavery and tyranny of the king included in the first draft, therefore it took 2 more days for refinement. Hence, the 4th of July. Picked this piece of information from the tour guide at the independence hall! Interesting!

P.S.S After we returned the car this particular weekend, we had a bad encounter at the 7-11. We were told by the cashier that 2 hotdogs were on offer at $2.50 but when she keyed into the cashier, we were charged $2.50 per hot dog! Sigh…so we piled on the cheese, radish and onions to make our hotdogs more hua…

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