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Official Guide to Colonial Williamsburg

4.12 of 5 stars 4.12  ·  rating details  ·  40 ratings  ·  6 reviews
This extensive guide to Colonial Williamsburg's Historic Area and surroundings contains more than one hundred color photographs of the activities and attractions available in Virginia's restored colonial capital. Color-coded maps identify things to see and do and locate places to shop and dine. Building-by-building drawings help people tour easily. Short biographies about ...more
Paperback, 176 pages
Published July 1st 1985 by Colonial Williamsburg Foundation (first published 1985)
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I ordered this book because we're going to Williamsburg in a couple of weeks. I know there are a lot of things to see and do there, and I wanted a guide so that we don't lose a lot of time getting our bearings once we're there.

This book is produced by the Colonial Williamsburg foundation and it's incredible. It has many photographs and an illustration of every building in Colonial Williamsburg with a couple of paragraphs on the history of the building and what you can see and do there now as wel
Although I finished this book many years ago, when I browsed through it, after buying it as a souvenier as a young-child(thanks to my parents), I decided to re-read it over this past late-summer(and boy did I miss a lot during that time). Although it's not as good as most books would be on informative tidbits, this book does do a good job at describing some of the information on each house in an organized fashion, and what is contained within each house at Colonial Williamsburg.
I purchased this book in preparation for my trip to Colonial Williamsburg, and while I enjoyed the historical background information beforehand, I felt this volume was difficult to use as a guide while on site. The organization just didn't work well for me. Still, I don't know that there is a better Williamsburg travel guide option out there, and this was certainly better than nothing!
I rarely use these guides when I'm in the location unless I have a lot of time. Mostly they are souvenirs I expect to read someday when I get home and I'm not traveling. I don't often read them at home but the urge is there and I'll probably read them more as I age and travel less.
I love thinks like this. I have been to Williamsburg at least 3 times and love it every time. Its nice to have a companion book that has the best pictures and information tied to it.
Jan 27, 2008 Lafcadio rated it 3 of 5 stars
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