5 Reasons to Visit Colonial Williamsburg

4. Shopping

History not your thing? Do tricorne hats bore you? First of all, for shame.

Second, you’re in luck, because Colonial Williamsburg is home to some of the best shops in the state! I get to say that because I know people from Washington D.C. who come to Williamsburg to shop. So it’s legit.

Alyssa Hollingsworth / Own Work

Alyssa Hollingsworth / Own Work

There are a host of places to choose from, including clothing stores, book stores, Christmas stores, and toy stores. That’s not even brushing on the Scottish store, the cheese shoppe, or the candy store!

Then there’s the multiple shops specifically for Colonial Williamsburg, like the Visitor Center shop (and bookstore), the silversmith’s shop, the bindery and post office, and the various markets down the main street. Many of the goods in these shops are handmade, often by the craftsmen working on the main street!

You could easily spend a day (or multiple days) in the stores alone.



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