November 23, 2014
November 22, 2014
The barber and peruke maker were important people in colonial days as everyone need a good trim, a shave, and a well-powdered wig.
November 21, 2014
The colors of autumn, a waiting carriage, and children who see nothing more than the opportunity to touch a horse is a beautiful scene reenacted in Colonial Williamsburg daily.
November 20, 2014
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November 14, 2014
When you wander through Colonial Williamsburg, working up a great thirst or hunger, time period appropriate food and drink await at one of these fine establishments.
November 13, 2014
November 12, 2014
Waller Mill Park offers a several hiking trails; most are dirt trails through the woods and around the reservoir. This paved path provides about two miles of hiking through the woods, but without steep grades or uncertain footing. It also provided beautiful fall colors during our recent hike.
November 11, 2014
November 10, 2014
The Mariners' Museum in Newport News offers a wide array of sea and ship related artifacts, including those from the Civil War ironclad, the USS Monitor. This is the ship propeller and pool that serves as the entry marker for the museum. Click here for more information.
November 9, 2014
Mother and daughter, in almost full colonial garb, shared a moment, perhaps hoping to complete the ensemble.
November 8, 2014
These dapper gentlemen discuss important topics of the day while being watched by the man in the window.
November 6, 2014
The magazine, where guns and munitions were stored, is a walled building providing great security. It was the focal point of unrest when the royal governor seized its cache of supplies to suppress the locals.
November 4, 2014
The Port of Norfolk offers beautiful buildings, restaurants, and ship building and repair. BAE Systems, Northrop-Gruman and the Newport News Shipyards have a multitude of facilities in Hampton Roads related to shipping. A great deal of cargo and coal ships in and out of the port.
This photo was taken from the top deck of a parking garage in the historic district of Portsmouth. Norfolk and Portsmouth are within an hour of Williamsburg.
November 3, 2014
Every good soldier knows that practice makes perfect, so they drill. Colonial militia are no exception.
November 2, 2014
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October 29, 2014
In 1781, American and French troops pinned down Lord Cornwallis and the British at Yorktown. The artillery siege was so effective the townspeople and troops took refuge near this bluff. Lord Cornwallis used this cave as his headquarters until he surrendered on October 19.
October 28, 2014
A gentleman enjoys the view down Duke of Gloucester Street while leisurely riding in front of the Capitol in Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia.