Friday, June 26, 2009

Spending A Day In Williamsburg

Friday, June 26, 2009 Island Hopper stayed in port today. The crew drove to Williamsburg to explore the historic town. Williamsburg was the capital of Virginia from 1699 to 1780, after Jamestown and before Richmond. Williamsburg hasn't been politically important for a long time, but now that Colonial Williamsburg is there to represent it in era of glory, it's a jewel of the commonwealth. The restoration project that gave birth to Colonial Williamsburg began in 1926, inspired by local pastor W.A.R. Goodwin, and financed by John D. Rockefeller, Jr. A total of 88 original 18th - century and early 19th-century structures have been meticulously restored, and another 500 have reconstructed on their original sites.

The Capital

The Court Room in the Capital

Joan and Ian talking to two members of the Black Watch Company
The Magazine (Where the Weapons and Ammunition Were Stored)
The Govenor's Palace
The crew had a very interesting day in the restored town.

The Weary Cew after a Captain Kevin's Whirlwind Tour

The crew had a great meal at the marina's new restaurant.

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