Duke of Gloucester St, Williamsburg Virginia
Established about 1717, the Raleigh's namesake was Sir Walter Raleigh, who had attempted the first colonization of Virginia in 1585. Some adjourned to play dice in the gaming room or to feast in the dining room. The tavern served many interests. Theater tickets were sold at the Raleigh, and merchandise and slaves were auctioned from its steps. Though he usually stayed elsewhere Washington often dined at the Raleigh.
Other History nearby:
(Surry) Bacon's Castle
(Virginia Beach) Cape Henry Memorial
(Williamsburg) Carter's Grove
(Hopewell) City Point Early History Museum
(Smithfield) Fort Boykin Historic Park
05/22 Coming to The Williamsburg area
Dewey Beach PopFest Dewey Beach DE April12-13 Features three nights of showcase performances and two days of demo and mentoring sessions, tradeshow, and industry events.
Pork in the Park BBQ Festival Salisbury MD April19-21 Follow your nose to the Pork in the Park BBQ Festival. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, this Eastern Shore staple will be served up April 19-21st at Salisbury's WinterPlace Park.
Bethany Beach Seaside Craft Show Bethany Beach DE June1 This is a juried fine crafts event on the boardwalk.
Hampton Roads Greek Festival Hampton Roads VA May30-June2 Winner of the Peninsula Gold Award for best outdoor festival in 2012.
Virginia Pork Festival Emporia VA June12 The Virginia Pork Festival is one of the East Coast's largest food festivals, combines outstanding pork dishes with continuous live music from multiple stages.
Lewes Summer Craft Fair Lewes DE July13 Visitors will enjoy a festive atmosphere featuring live music, food and refreshments and of course the delight of seeing and purchasing beautiful crafts.