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Colonial Williamsburg

  • Also Known As: Williamsburg Historic District

  • Address:
  • Vicinity: Bounded by Francis, Waller, Nicholson, N England, Lafayette, and Nassau Sts
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Historic District


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Timeline

Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1699/00/00 Virginia House of Burgesses Virginia House of Burgesses met in Williamsburg from 1699 to 1776
1765/05/29 Patrick Henry Patriot Patrick Henry makes a speech before the Virginia House of Burgesses in favor of the Virginia Resolves: "Caesar had his Brutus, Charles I his Cromwell, and George III may profit by their example. If this be treason, make the most of it." The Stamp Act
1765/05/30 House of Burgesses passes the Virginia Resolves, 4 resolutions denouncing the Stamp Act since, according to British law, people are subject to taxation only by a parliament to which themselves have elected representatives. The Stamp Act
1776/05/00 Archibald Cary Chairman Virginia Convention instructs Virginia's delegates to the Second Continental Congress to propose a declaration of independence. Lee Resolution Fifth Virginia Convention
1776/05/06 Isaac Zane Representative Fifth Virginia Convention Fifth Virginia Convention
1776/06/12 Archibald Cary Committee Member Virginia Declaration of Rights adopted Virginia Declaration of Rights Fifth Virginia Convention
1776/06/12 George Mason Principal author Virginia Declaration of Rights adopted Virginia Declaration of Rights Fifth Virginia Convention
1781/09/14 George Washington American Commander in Chief Washington and Rochambeau arrive in Williamsburg and prepare for the arrival of the army. According to one witness, "No man ever greeted his mistress with more joy than did Lafayette and Washington greet each other." Leading to the Siege of Yorktown
1781/09/14 Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur French General Washington and Rochambeau arrive in Williamsburg and prepare for the arrival of the army. According to one witness, "No man ever greeted his mistress with more joy than did Lafayette and Washington greet each other." Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route
1781/09/14 Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur French General Washington and Rochambeau arrive in Williamsburg and prepare for the arrival of the army. According to one witness, "No man ever greeted his mistress with more joy than did Lafayette and Washington greet each other." Leading to the Siege of Yorktown
1781/09/14 George Washington American Commander in Chief Washington and Rochambeau arrive in Williamsburg and prepare for the arrival of the army. According to one witness, "No man ever greeted his mistress with more joy than did Lafayette and Washington greet each other." Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route
1824/10/19 Marquis de Lafayette National Guest At the Raleigh Tavern (rebuilt in 1931), Chief Justice John Marshall, Secretary of War John Calhoun and Layfette attend a banquet held in the French General's honor. Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1824/10/19 John C Calhoun Guest At the Raleigh Tavern (rebuilt in 1931), Chief Justice John Marshall, Secretary of War John Calhoun and Layfette attend a banquet held in the French General's honor. Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1824/10/19 John Marshall Guest At the Raleigh Tavern (rebuilt in 1931), Chief Justice John Marshall, Secretary of War John Calhoun and Layfette attend a banquet held in the French General's honor. Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1927/01/05 Perry, Shaw and Hepburn Architect Perry, Shaw, Hepburn begin the restoration of Williamsburg
1928/00/00 Arthur Shurcliff Landscape Architect Chief landscape architect for the restoration of Colonial Williamsburg, 1928-1941
1946/03/08 Dwight D Eisenhower Visitor Clementine, Churchill, Dwight Eisenhower and Mamie, travel by train to Williamsburg and tour Colonial Williamsburg in a horse-drawn carriage. Winston Churchill's 1946 American Tour
1946/03/08 Dwight D Eisenhower Visitor At the Raleigh Tavern, Churchill and Eisenhower enjoy Scotch and Soda in the Tap Room while Clementine and Mamie have tea in the Apollo Room. Winston Churchill's 1946 American Tour
1946/03/08 Winston Churchill Visitor Clementine, Churchill, Dwight Eisenhower and Mamie, travel by train to Williamsburg and tour Colonial Williamsburg in a horse-drawn carriage. Winston Churchill's 1946 American Tour
1946/03/08 Mamie Doud Eisenhower Visitor At the Raleigh Tavern, Churchill and Eisenhower enjoy Scotch and Soda in the Tap Room while Clementine and Mamie have tea in the Apollo Room. Winston Churchill's 1946 American Tour
1946/03/08 Winston Churchill Visitor At the Raleigh Tavern, Churchill and Eisenhower enjoy Scotch and Soda in the Tap Room while Clementine and Mamie have tea in the Apollo Room. Winston Churchill's 1946 American Tour
1946/03/08 Clementine Hozier Churchill Visitor Clementine, Churchill, Dwight Eisenhower and Mamie, travel by train to Williamsburg and tour Colonial Williamsburg in a horse-drawn carriage. Winston Churchill's 1946 American Tour
1946/03/08 Clementine Hozier Churchill Visitor At the Raleigh Tavern, Churchill and Eisenhower enjoy Scotch and Soda in the Tap Room while Clementine and Mamie have tea in the Apollo Room. Winston Churchill's 1946 American Tour

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Particulars for Colonial Williamsburg:
Cultural Affiliation American Colonial
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Historic Use Capitol
Area of Significance Conservation
Architectural Style Georgian
Sight Category Historic District
Criteria Historic Event
Level of Significance National
Area of Significance Politics-government
Owner Private
Disposition Reconstructed property
Historic Use Village site



US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration:

PLACE DETAILS
Registry Name:
Registry Address:
Registry Number: 66000925
Resource Type:
Owner: Private
Architect: unknown
Architectural Style: Georgian
Other Certification: Designated National Landmark, National Landmark boundary approved
Nominator Name: National Historic Landmark
CULTURAL DETAILS
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Conservation, Politics-government, Architecture
Applicable Criteria: Event, Architecture-Engineering
Criteria Consideration: Significance of less than fifty years, Reconstructed property
Period of Significance: 1650-1699, 1700-1749, 1750-1799
Significant Year: 1699, 1779, 1927
Historic Function: Domestic, Government
Historic Sub-Function: Village site, Capitol
Current Function: Recreation and Culture
Current Sub-Function: Museum

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