Behind-the-Scenes at Colonial Williamsburg


A “new since the last time I was there” program at Colonial Williamsburg was a two hour behind the scenes tour. I’d been on behind-the-scenes tours of Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello in Charlottesville, Virginia, and the Vanderbilt’s Biltmore in Asheville, North Carolina and would recommend both, highly. Monticello and the Biltmore took us upstairs (and in the case of the Biltmore, also below stairs), where the regular tours don’t go, and it was exciting to explore the Jefferson family’s initmate spaces, and to wander through the unending vastness of of the largest privately held house in the US.

Our Williamsburg behind-the-scenes tour started at the Governor’s Palace coach house. It’s accessible to anyone with a regular ticket. Our “extra” was an extended presentation on one of the coaches — newly acquired and rare. I wish I could tell you more — or any, really — of the story we were told…

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  1. I love Williamsburg! First saw it 55 years ago!

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