Colonial Williamsburg for Free?

I lived in Williamsburg for over six years and learned a few money saving tricks:

When it comes to Colonial Williamsburg VA, it pays to be an insider…an insider, that is, in knowing what the locals know but few tourists ever guess: That you can see much of the Historic Area without ever paying a dime. You WILL have to pay admission to tour the Capitol Building. And I’m going to tell you how to do it. Here’s what you do: Park your car in one of the downtown lots near Merchant Square. Then, stroll up and down Duke of Gloucester Street (the town’s version of “Main Street”) and you’ll be able to… enjoy amazing, historic buildings and taverns observe costumed interpreters in character and ask them questions see military bands parading up and down the street (like the famous Fife and Drums) go inside any of the restored historic shops that create and sell historic goods and chat with the costumed workers …all for free. Just another thing you can do without buying a ticket! What won’t you be able to see? Only things that require an admission ticket, like the Governor’s Palace. (Yes, it’s a great tour which I highly recommend for ages 8 and up if you have the money. But even the basic ticket won’t get you into that building.) And don’t miss this great free photo op: The stocks on Duke of Gloucester Street by the Colonial Williamsburg VA Courthouse. In Colonial days, they used them to publicly punish and humiliate criminals. Now, they’re fun for the whole family. (Who knew?)


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