Virginia 2013: Williamsburg

Thursday, March 24, 2016

After spending the day at Busch Gardens (which wont get its own post because I have no pictures) Josh and I decided to do dinner in Yorktown which is right outside of Williamsburg.  We did a little exploring then went down by the water to eat.   Our first little pit stop was to the Moore House.   This is where the negotiations for the surrender of the British Army happened on October 17, 1781.  Our second stop was to the Yorktown Victory Monument. I really loved this monument and it is huge!   You can read more about the monument here.

We then headed to dinner at the Riverwalk Restaurant.   The food tasted great, I got a seafood platter with about 6 different seafood items.  However, when we got home our stomachs were not too happy.   The restaurant was beautiful and right on the water, and the service was great.  My only complaint is my upset stomach about 30 minutes after eating.

We didn't get to spend much time in Yorktown but it was great to drive around and see a little bit of this town that is so important to the history of the USA.

The next morning was spent wondering around Colonial Williamsburg.  I wish we had, had more time to explore and that we weren't so tired.  Williamsburg was actually a really cute and neat town and next time we will definitely buy the package to go into all of the historical sites.   We decided not to this time because we knew we didn't have time as we had to get to Josh's Uncles house in Colonial Beach, VA for a birthday party.

Governor's Palace - Official Residence of the Governor of VA from 1699 to 1780.

The Courthouse - This is where Benjamin Waller read the Declaration of Independence out loud in 1776 after it arrived from Philadelphia.

The Capitol  Building - Used from 1705-1779.  It is two buildings connected by the archway and housed the VA legislature, the Council and the House of Burgesses.

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