As we walked down the street, we visited a shoemaker, the silversmith, and the millinery shop where you would buy clothing and accessories and even be fitted for your stays:)
When we go back, here are some of the things that we will do differently:
1. Make sure to wear comfortable, closed toe shoes
2. Bring snacks and lots of water bottles, maybe even a cooler on wheels
3. Attend earlier in the week. There were some events that you had to 'register' for that were not available to us. The sign ups begin early in the week.
The highlight of our time in Colonial Williamsburg was the wonderful street re-enactments that occurred each afternoon. These provided so much excitement and learning for our children. IMHO there was a bit of literary license that took place but that just provided a platform for discussion among us later on. Above you see the drum and fifer core that marched before the Governors carriage.
Here the Virginia Army is calling people to the town center. The British Army is coming and they need to call for a volunteer Army.
Here the Revolutionary War volunteer army is being sworn in as solders. There is Josh and Daddy, right in the middle.
Here are our two soldiers, ready to fight for their country, and freedom from England. The are equipped with 1 rifle and 2 cider mugs and a bit of hard tack in their pockets.
We were grateful to be blessed with this vacation. Suzie