Governor's Palace

History Museum, Historic Site
300 Palace Green St
Williamsburg, VA 23185


  • Walk to the back of the formal gardens and have fun exploring the maze.
  • Funded by John D. Rockefeller Jr., this 20th century recreation of the original manor was built using Thomas Jeffersons hand-drawn 1779 floor plan. (From Aerial America)
  • make sure you walk down to the canal and visit the gardens behind the kitchen
  • The shear number of swords and guns on display is staggering. I loved how the tour guide role played and made the visit more entertaining.
  • Don't forget about the firework display! Every Friday at 9:00 pm. :)
  • We went were here for the historical show, following James Madison and Patrick Henry. Around colonial Williamsburg for the 4th of July 2015. The actors did a great job.must for patriotic families
  • Great tour, love the gatdens
  • Meet some of our founding fathers such as, Marquis de Lafayette, Patrick Henry, and General George Washington behind the gardens on the green!
  • Be sure to explore the gardens!
  • Best site in all of colonial Williamsburg. Its worth all the hype and wait time. The inside is amazing and the outside is gorgeous. I would suggest that its the first stop in colonial Williamsburg.
  • Very interesting
  • A must see. Be sure to visit the gardens and maze.
  • It was fun to go back in time.
  • A paid pass is required to get in here, but it's totally worth it. The garden is one of my favorite places ever, and is especially beautiful in the spring when all the tulips are blooming.
  • The tour is awesome...
  • Nice tour and gardens
  • Beautiful. Thomas Jefferson lived there!
  • Really cool! Check out the room with all the swords on the walls!
  • Love all the guns and swords in the entranceway.
  • Check your copy of "This Week" from the Visitors Center to see if the "Storming the Palace" show is happening -- great first thing to do in town: townspeople protest the governor.

Nearby places

416-430 E Duke of Gloucester St
Williamsburg, VA 23185
109 E Duke of Gloucester St