Williamsburg is ''the world's largest living museum''.
Its historic and cultural sites will submerge you in the rich history this city has. The best guided tours can be taken around the historically concentrated sites on Duke of Gloucester St. It is packed with numerous attractions like the Capitol Building, the first in America and the College of William & Mary, an epicenter of radical ideas of young students.
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All of today's places of interest in Williamsburg is just a diverse remnant of its long past. In 1792, Richard M. Woodhull, intending to attract New Yorkers to suburban life decided to open a tavern in the area that he named Williamsburg. This plan failed, but with the Wallabout and Newtown Turnpike, built in the early 1800s commuting became easier and interest in Williamsburg grew. Later it was incorporated by British and soon it became a fashionable resort visited by railroad magnate James Fisk.
The progress was seen not only in tourism, but some of the largest industrial firms like Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, Astral Oil, and Brooklyn Flint Glass all grew there. It led to the fact that population doubled between 1900 and 1920 because of immigrants who relocated here for business.
Consequently, in 2000 there was a population of 11,998 living at the confluence of the James and York Rivers covering a total area of 8.7sqmiles. What really fuels interest to Williamsburg is not its geographical tapestry, but its colonial past. On January 1, 1852, as soon as Williamsburg received its first city charter, it joined the City of Brooklyn. Today, colonial past is best reflected in city's historical relics. Attractions include;
- Colonial Williamsburg, America's largest outdoor living history museum
- The College of William & Mary dominates the Colonial Williamsburg's Duke of Gloucester Street
- The James River Plantation, a collection of historic sites around the Williamsburg area
You can finish your sightseeing tour with a cup of coffee in one of the cafes or have a glass of good wine from Virginia’s largest winery. The Williamsburg Winery has bottles of many vintages of wine carefully stored in the cellar and served in a charming restaurant with dishes to complement the wine’s taste.
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