A visit to Colonial Williamsburg is a great opportunity to get another century. Walk to merchants, nobles, officials and traders along the dusty road lined with carefully reconstructed buildings as close as I can get the experience of life in pre-Revolutionary War America. Close your eyes, deep and the United States in 1770 – there was no “United States” is.
Women wore long dresses and hats, lots of sporting men back of the knee, with powdered wigs and tricorn hats. If you stop and interact with them in conversation, they tend to respond in character. Because of the debate. They are in favor of the revolution, or whether they are the king? What do they do? Where do they live? Please note, tend to find much about the history of our country.
The next logical question is: “How can this machine is a good time to be there?” Well, after the state capital moved to Richmond in 1780, Williamsburg quiet college town. The College of William and Mary, the second oldest university in the country, was founded here in 1693. Nearly 150 years later, the streets and buildings where George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and other patriots false idea of ??a new country deteriorated, destroyed or less graceful in recent years, even when they were originally designed. Schools are built on the foundation of the house governor, power poles and wire airline Duke of Gloucester Street, which is paved with concrete, the four pillars now adorn the front of the Palace of Justice in 1770.
Pastor W.A.R. Goodwin, rector of Bruton Parish Episcopal Church Williamsburg, grew and became the parish church. The dreams and big plans, but actually restored colonial capital, to save him before it is completely lost in the 20th century. After refusing to Henry Ford, Rev. .. Goodwin came to John D. Rockefeller Jr., whom he met while giving a speech in New York, and thinks he has to save an important part of American history. In 1926, the parties agreed to fund the restoration of the colonial city.
In combination with architects, archaeologists and historians began a huge task. The generosity of the Rockefeller Foundation funded a comprehensive care and rehabilitation, and Goodwin dream come true. On a visit to Williamsburg in 1934, President Franklin D. Roosevelt declared Duke of Gloucester Street “the most historic.” State
The result is what you see now a wonderful step back in time to the early days of our country. Colonial Williamsburg is a gentleman, a working village, where the practice of 18th century trade every day, you can walk to shops, dressmakers Coopers, silver, wheelwrights, printers, blacksmiths and manufacturers of wigs and watch them make their products time there using tools. Fifes and drums marching in a parade on the main street of the city. Brunswick stew, country ham and pitchers of beer served at the rustic inn.
So, use your imagination, silently thanking Rev. Goodwin and Mr. Rockefeller and living in another century. You for the great revolutionary period. (Next – Eat like a patriot) Note: The Colonial Williamsburg tickets are available at discount prices TravelCom clubs and some local offices in 2,630 TravelCom McLaws Circle, phone (757) 564-7711, Williamsburg. Call for current selection and ticket prices.
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