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Welcome to an almost daily peek at our beautiful Williamsburg, Virginia which includes the "Historic Triangle" consisting of Colonial Williamsburg -the world’s largest living history museum- Yorktown and Jamestown.

March 18, 2010

The Public Gaol (Jail), Williamsburg, Virginia


The Public Gaol (jail) in Colonial Williamburg was built in the early 1700's after Williamsburg became the capitol of the Virginia Colony in 1699.  Along with ordinary thieves and debtors, it was also the temporary home of some of Blackbeard's pirate crew. 

9 comments:

patricia said...

interesante información, gracias!
un abrazo.

Naturedigital said...

Beautiful place.. Beautiful photographs..
Costas

Hilda said...

What a sweet looking building. Almost hard to believe that it's a jail with impressive 'tenants.'

anjoe playhouse said...

Sucht a sight... Wauw and thanks :-)

lorrimills said...

What a nice capture of tones, textures and contrasts, and very serene, also.

Pat Tillett said...

I'm so happy I found your site. Many years ago, I worked in the DC area and took a trip to Williamsburg. I was never confronted with so many great photo opportunities at one time. Near the end of the day, I discovered the College! I extended my stay another day, just to take photos of it! I don't know exactly how, or when it happened, but I lost all of those photos.
If you don't mind, I'm going to tag along!

Matty said...

It sure doesn't have the look of a jail, but then again it isn't 1700 anymore.

chubskulit said...

beautiful structure!

Baydog said...

One of my favorite stops. I never got tired of imagining how anyone could survive in one of those cells. Bare bones. And, with my dad being a colonial furniture nut, we would always stop at the furniture maker down the lane from the gaol. I can smell the gingerbread now. And the Brunswick stew with Sally Lunn bread. Oh yeah.

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