March 31, 2011
The Red Lion Inn on Duke of Gloucester Street in Colonial Williamsburg is a beautiful brick structure with a wall surrounding its garden area. Its sign is neatly nestled in the branches of a live oak tree. Although it was one of the first "publick houses" in Williamsburg, unfortunately, its distance from the capitol made it less than profitable during colonial times. Historical research reveals it likely had a billiard room at the rear at one time and, due to litigation, in the 18th century, drawings and other information about the property are available.
It is a private residence and not open to the public.