Private Colonial Williamsburg Architectural Tour

From
USD19500

Free cancellation

A full refund will apply if you cancel more than 24 hours before the activity start time.

Duration4 hours
Guide LanguageEnglish
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About

We will discuss the different philosophies of architectural preservation between Europe and the United States during the late 19th and 20th Century and how it applies to the restoration of Colonial Williamsburg. The restoration materials of Colonial Williamsburg had to appear as if they were constructed in the 18th Century. For example, the roofs of many of the reconstructed buildings were man made fire retardant composites, and the masonry emulated the original bound of the public buildings.
When the Main College was rededicated as the Wren building, credit was given to the the famous English Architect, Sir Christopher Wren. However, there is no proof that this is true. The base of this building is a Flemish design as opposed to the English bond. As the Wren building stands today, it is a redesign of the building that existed in 1733.
It will be a comprehensive discussion of the vision of Rev. W.A.R. Goodwin and John D. Rockfeller, Jr. that resulted in Colonial Williamsburg.

Itinerary

They will see original and reproductions of Colonial Williamsburg's architecture and watch films, if desired.
We will enter the Governor's Palace and tour the exterior and interior of the palace, surrounding buildings and gardens.
We will view the interior and exterior of the Capitol building.
We will view the exterior and interior of the church.
We will view the exterior and interior of the Sir Christopher Wren building.

Inclusions

Colonial Williamsburg Day Pass

Exclusions

Lunch
Dinner
Snacks
Bottled water
Private transportation

Additional Information

  • Service animals allowed
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • Not recommended for children and teenagers younger than 17

Guide Languages

  • English

Cancellation Policy

  • A full refund will apply if you cancel more than 24 hours before the activity start time.

  • No refund is possible if you cancel less than 24 hours before the activity start time.