Colonial Williamsburg is a historic, working village that has become a popular tourist destination. You can find the restored 18th-century heart of the “Mother City” on bustling King Street.
History of the town
Florida’s oldest European community since 171, colonial Williamsburg is rich in history and culture. The heart of the city was for years the capital of colonial Florida and for all intents and purposes, Williamsburg is still in colonial times. The streets of the city center along King Street are filled with shops, restaurants, and head shops. Many of the buildings on the King Street area date back to the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
If you stroll through the city center, you will find historic buildings, museums, shops, and restaurants. Along King Street, you will find the oldest frame structure in the city, the Sullivan House, at Procidence Corner. Along John Adams Boulevard, you can find the Collection of King William III, a handmade wooden hat that raised a mutiny among the sailors of the British Royal Navy. If you are interested in more historic things, Theppeletonuttison House and Villa are highly recommended. Built-in 1680, it is the oldest house in the forest and is now a popular hotel.
Visitors to Colonial Williamsburg can wander through almost any part of the town. The colonial town is a living link to the glorious past that inspired the writers of our charming country.
When in Williamsburg, try to visit the Public Library or Bank of Williamsburg. Enjoy a cup of coffee at one of the sidewalk cafés or restaurants. If the weather is good, you may want to spend an entire day outdoors at some of the local parks and gardens. Try Locomotive Springs, popular for canoeing and other outdoor activities.
Williamsburg’s legacy as a center of culture and invention will stay alive and grow as long as people continue to look to the past and search for new adventures. So don’t be shy about sharing the details of your lovely colonial town with your friends and family.
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