We spent a lazy Sunday morning before heading out today.
We walked around Merchants Square and into historic Williamsburg.
We didn't buy any tickets to enter the buildings. It looks like a full day activity so will save it for another day.
Other than lunch we just wandered around enjoying the gorgeous weather. So sit back and just enjoy. We'll do the full tour another day and you will get plenty of history.
There were some fun signs.
We're on duke of Gloucester St or DoG as the locals call it.
trellis, our lunch spot.
When Americans began fighting against the British in 1775, they acknowledged their British heritage, and the slim possibility of reconciliation, by adding six white stripes to the Red Ensign.
IN THE AUTUMN, Colonial Williamsburg interpreters re-enact the town's most notorious instance of revolutionary vigilantism, the raising of the Liberty Pole in front of King's Arms Tavern on Duke of Gloucester Street in late 1774. In other colonies, residents had already hung flags on poles or trees as places where Sons of Liberty could rally at the least affront to patriot sensibilities. Often, a barrel of tar and bag of feathers were kept nearby as reminders of the consequences of non-compliance with public resistance to British authority. No loyalist or British official in Williamsburg ever suffered the pain, disfigurement, and humiliation of the coat of tar and feathers visited on Boston customs man John Malcomb in January 1774. Yet, such a thing almost happened in Virginia's capital in November that year. Though there was no violence in Williamsburg, the affair set the town—and the mother country—abuzz.
A sneak peak at the Governor's Palace.
I wonder what they did to get put into the stocks??
Curious to find out what this building is.