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Virginia is one of the original Thirteen Colonies that were settled by the British. The first permanent English settlement in America, Jamestown, was established in 1607 along the James River. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jamestown,_Virginia

About 25 years later, the area which would become Williamsburg was settled several miles from Jamestown. Colonial Williamsburg became the center of government, education and culture in the Virginia colony. It is now an excellent example of a living history museum, an open-air assemblage of buildings populated with historical reenactors whose job it is to explain and demonstrate aspects of daily life in the past; they work, dress, and talk as they would have in colonial times. Some of the missing Colonial structures were recreated on their original sites during the 1930s; many others were restored to the best estimates of how they would have looked during the eighteenth century. Most buildings are open for tourists to look through. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colonial_Williamsburg

Monticello, located near Charlottesville Virginia, was the estate of Thomas Jefferson, the principal author of the United States Declaration of Independence and the third President of the United States. The house is of Jefferson's own design and is situated on the summit of an 850-foot-high peak. Thomas Jefferson was a true Renaissance man, achieving distinction as an horticulturist, statesman, architect, archaeologist, paleontologist, author, inventor, and the founder of the University of Virginia, among other roles. When President John F. Kennedy welcomed forty nine Nobel Prize winners to the White House in 1962 he said, "I think this is the most extraordinary collection of talent and of human knowledge that has ever been gathered together at the White House, with the possible exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone."




Seamstress, Colonial Williamsburg
Seamstress, Colonial Williamsburg
Colonial Williamsburg
Colonial Williamsburg
Blacksmith in Colonial Williamsburg
Blacksmith in Colonial Williamsburg
Small Williamsburg house
Small Williamsburg house
Old lock
Old lock
Milinary store
Milinary store
Making a log canoe in Jamestown
Making a log canoe in Jamestown
At Shields Tavern
At Shields Tavern
Old barn
Old barn
Basket weaver
Basket weaver
Colonial Williamsburg
Colonial Williamsburg
Williamsburg jail
Williamsburg jail
Commode in a prison cell
Commode in a prison cell
Wigmaker
Wigmaker
Carriage
Carriage
Doctor's office
Doctor's office
Hanging cards
Hanging cards
At the wig shop
At the wig shop
On watch
On watch
Window
Window
Monticello
Monticello
Williamsburg tavern
Williamsburg tavern
Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson
Apothecary
Apothecary
A Colonial stroll
A Colonial stroll
Seamstress, Colonial Williamsburg
Seamstress, Colonial Williamsburg
Old sign
Old sign
Williamsburg wall
Williamsburg wall
Monticello
Monticello
Musicians
Musicians
Virginia dunes
Virginia dunes
The Capitol, Williamsburg
The Capitol, Williamsburg
The wiggery
The wiggery
On Chincoteague Island
On Chincoteague Island
A pioneer snack
A pioneer snack
Rusty bucket
Rusty bucket
Cannon ball wall
Cannon ball wall
Williamsburg
Williamsburg
Berkeley Plantation
Berkeley Plantation
Cobbler
Cobbler
Virginia countryside
Virginia countryside
Montecello
Montecello
Apothecary
Apothecary
Love in the 1700s
Love in the 1700s
Virginia countryside
Virginia countryside
Assateague Lighthouse, 1866
Assateague Lighthouse, 1866
Old locks
Old locks
Monticello
Monticello
Williamsburg Parade
Williamsburg Parade
The Eastern Shore
The Eastern Shore
The grounds of Monticello
The grounds of Monticello
Williamsburg
Williamsburg
Sailing ships in Jamestown
Sailing ships in Jamestown
For the ball
For the ball
Guns and swords
Guns and swords
Seamstress, Colonial Williamsburg
Seamstress, Colonial Williamsburg
Plantation along the James River
Plantation along the James River
At the smiths
At the smiths
Williamsburg
Williamsburg
The cart
The cart
Jamestown dig
Jamestown dig
Jamestown
Jamestown
Meeting room
Meeting room