The Governor's Palace was completed in 1722 under the supervision of Governor Alexander Spotswood. The original building was destroyed by fire a year later while being used as a military hospital. It was reconstructed on its original foundations by Colonial Williamsburg in 1930. The Williamsburg Model School (Matthew Whaley Grammar School) and the Williamsburg High School were demolished to allow reconstruction to proceed. The palace is reconstructed and furnished with period antiques.
Other History nearby:
(Surry) Bacon's Castle
(Williamsburg) Bassett Hall
(Williamsburg) Bruton Parish Church
(Virginia Beach) Cape Henry Memorial
(Williamsburg) Carter's Grove
10/19 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.
66th Annual Hard Crab Derby Crisfield MD August30-September1 Held at the Somers Cove Marina. Crab Races, Crab Cooking Contest, Crab Picking contest, Parade, Skiff Races, Boat Docking Contest, Crafts, Carnival, Games, Swim Meet, Entertainment, Fresh Seafood