Here is another day trip idea for your holiday break – Williamsburg, Va. This city is located in the northern part of the Hampton Roads area. It was founded in 1632 as a fortified settlement on the high ground between the James and York rivers. The city was the capital of the Colony of Virginia from 1699 – 1780 and the political center that led to the American Revolution. We visited this summer on a hot and humid day – I would imagine this week is way more appealing temperature wise. There are many buildings to see, details to find, and history to experience.
We started our day at the visitor’s center, crossing the bridge of dates and differences made by people over the years. What difference will you make NOW is the challenge for all of us moving forward.
There are so many architectural types, styles, and details to take in throughout the historic village.
The details in the brickwork is amazing for buildings this old. They truly took time to make the architectural details beautiful.
There are reenactments scheduled throughout the day telling the story of the American Revolution.
When we were there, the gardens were all in bloom. The landscape design tells its own story of class and function.
From the signs, to fences, doors, locks, and walls the architecture speaks in this place.
The girls even took off their shoes and pitched in making mud for the bricks. I reminded them that I draw the brick – I don’t make the brick!