Williamsburg VA tour

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Colonial Williamsburg transports one back in time, to a time of America’s beginning in the mid 1600-1700’s. Williamsburg is reconstructed using the style and architecture of the era, even using the original tools and construction methods to build period authentic buildings complete with authentic furnishings and re-enactors dressed in period costumes. These re-enactors speak with the diction and style of that area, and the prep, time and dedication they put into their characters is clearly portrayed in their passion in recreating history. Williamsburg was first established as a fortified settlement between the James and York Rivers. It later became the capital after the state house in Virginia’s original capital of Jamestown burned down. Williamsburg was not only the capital, but also a thriving, educational, and cultural center in the largest and most populated of the colonies from the period of 1699 to 1780. Williamsburg was the birthplace of many modern ideals that would shape our modern day government. The most important being, it was the place where the idea of the American Republic was born. A nation separate from British rule, A United States of America. Today, the historical area of Williamsburg sits on three hundred and one acres of land containing eighty-eight original colonial period buildings. All which have been reconstructed on their original foundations. Some of these buildings helped inspire global trends that we still use today. Although the colonials didn’t enjoy a tall extra hot macchiato from the local Starbucks, they did enjoy coffee, tea and hot chocolate from R. Charlton’s Coffee House. Built in 1760 inspired by the coffee houses in London, England, Richard Charlton opened up his a coffee house ... ... middle of paper ... ... raid the structure, confiscating all of the gunpowder and rounds. This enraged the colonists and contributed towards their hatred for the King and the British Empire, thus fueling the fire that would be the American Revolution. The structure was rebuilt and restored in 1934 by Colonial Williamsburg and has stayed open as an exhibit. After the American Revolution, the magazine served as a stable, Confederate Armory, dance school and the Virginia Antique Museum. Preserving our past, in the way Williamsburg has, is a vital part of our Countries heritage. It lets us relive life in a very early era and appreciate those who lived before us and made great contributions to our history. In this case these contributions were in the form of forming an American Republic, a country free from tyranny. These efforts are remembered today and celebrated by us as Americans.

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