A comedian once remarked, “Colonial Williamsburg is Disneyland for old people.”
Maybe so, though that wasn’t my experience. It was a fabricated world of people in period costume taking visitors through life during Colonial American times, most notably life in Virginia — with nary a screaming child or Mickey Mouse in sight.
Here’s what I did see:
Life inside a tavern,
And life inside the Governor’s Palace.
Women and men working their crafts: weaving, cobbling shoes, and cooking.
Maybe it was a little like Disneyland. A world set apart inside its gates; this one more grounded in 18th century history than in thrill rides. Much more my speed, for sure.
Have you visited a living-history museum like this?