|Bruton Parish Church.|
In addition to the Capitol and the Governor's Palace, other must-sees:
|Coffee Shop. Photo © by Judy Wells.|
|Debi, Judy and Carol imbibe.|
• The Wigmaker.
|Wigmaker's window display. Photo © by Judy Wells.|
|Bassett Hall. Photo © by Judy Wells.|
|Musician. Photo by Debi Lander.|
For an excellent meal in Merchant's Walk, try the Blue Talon Bistro.
|Blue Talon Bistro.|
By all means, strike up conversations with the "inhabitants " of 18th century Williamsburg. It's fun and you will learn about what life was like then from the people who are living it today.
|Visiting plantation owner. Photo © by Judy Wells.|
|Man in the street, Photo by Debi Lander.|
|In the pharmacy. Photo © by Judy Wells.|
|Young carriage driver. Photo by Debi Lander.|
|Debi and Judy|
Of course, we tried on hats.
And goofed off.
An unexpected element of Colonial Williamsburg was the museum, actually two in one, the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum and the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum.
|Baby in Red Chair|
|Cat carousel figure|
|Scotch Highland cattle. Photo © by Judy Wells.|
Visitors don't usually think of Jamestown, where the first successful English colony in the New World was established in 1607, as part of Williamsburg, but it is nearby and was a highlight of our trip. Actually, there are two historic Jamestowns. The first location was later abandoned for a safer one.
|Replica of the Susan Constant, largest of the three ships that sailed to Jamestown. Photo © by Judy Wells.|
|Barbara works on a jacket by hand, the way 18th century seamstresses did. Photo © by Judy Wells.|
|Current dig. Photo © by Judy Wells.|
|Artifacts being prepped for display. Photo © by Judy Wells.|
|Jug. Photo by Debi Lander.|