We also had access to a bunch of outdoor recreation activities at another hotel property so we spent one evening playing mini golf, trying out shuffle board, and playing on the playground all for free.
One of our favorite activities was free storytelling that we just happened to stumble upon at the other resort hotel. The storyteller was from colonial times and was very engaging and very funny. Both FiFi and B got chosen to be part of the first story.
B was trying to be funny with the storyteller and she called him out on it and made him play a girl in the story. He was dying of embarrassment, as any 10 year old boy would but it was very funny.
The next day we toured the historic area. This was the Capitol building.
Next to the Capitol building was the jail. People were not sentenced to jail during colonial times. They were either hung or let free. The jail was small and only held prisoners until their day in court.Then we toured the coffeehouse. This is where men on business at the capitol talked politics and hung out. Women were rarely there and only if brought by their husbands. Our tour concluded with samples of coffee, tea, or colonial hot chocolate, a dark chocolate melted with cinnamon and dash of cayenne pepper, very yummy.
The governor's palace was regal indeed. I was in awe of the size and splendor. The house maid gave us a tour as well as a delightful story, there was to be a ball at the palace this evening and this dress is what one of the daughters was to wear. Seems to fit Wyn perfectly!
Governor's Palace That evening we dined on 18th century cuisine at a local tavern. The entire place was illuminated by candlelight. There were musicians, a fortune teller, and the waiters taught you 18th century games.
FiFi had to try out the 18th century highchairs.
Our trip was a blast! We will definitely be back. Colonial Williamsburg is affordable, fun, and only about 3 hours from our house. Next time we'll take hubby along too because he missed out on so much fun this trip.