1. Christiana Campbell

    • Widow of apothecary Ebenezer Campbell
    • Successful Williamsburg tavern keeper
    • Hosted George Washington and Thomas Jefferson
    • Slave owner
    • Died 1792 in Fredericksburg, Va

    Click source to learn more about Christiana Campbell and her tavern.

    (Source: history.org)

     

  2. Take a virtual tour of the town!

     
  3. Today the work of the silversmith proceeds at Colonial Williamsburg’s Golden Ball silversmith shop in much the same way as when colonist James Craig practiced silversmithing there and when James Geddy Jr. practiced the trade at the James Geddy House.

    Click through for more on colonial silversmiths.

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  4. Detailing on the historic homes are amazing.

     
  5. Made of wood and bound with iron, the wheels of the carriages, wagons, and riding chairs that navigated rugged colonial roads had to be strong and tight. But first and foremost, the wheels had to be round.

    Click through to learn more about wheelwrights.

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  6. Take a closer look at the US Constitution.

     
  7. George Wythe

    • Born 1726 at Chesterville (now in Hampton, Virginia)
    • Man of integrity and virtue, respected by all
    • First Virginia signer of the Declaration of Independence
    • Framer of the federal Constitution
    • Instrumental in design of seal of Virginia
    • Believed poisoned by his grandnephew in 1806
    • Buried at the church where Patrick Henry made his “liberty or death” speech

    Click source to learn more about George Wythe.

    (Source: history.org)

     
  8. pdiller via Instagram.

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  9. Our Courthouse and Magazine webcam. Check out what’s happening there today!

     
  10. Basket weaving required more nimbleness than strength, and both men and women made baskets and taught the children as soon as they were old enough to learn.

    Click through to learn more about colonial basket weaving.

    (Source: history.org)

     
  11. Colonial Williamsburg Folk Art 

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  12. The Capitol at Sunset.

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  13. Great Hopes Plantation, a Representation of the Middling Plantations that Existed Around Colonial Williamsburg.

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  14. Colonial Cash Register: A merchant in the James Geddy House weighs his coins after a customer made a purchase.

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  15. Sitting Outside the Printing Office by timfranzone via Instagram.

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