Yesterday we spent the day at Colonial Williamsburg. We had a great time exploring the 18th century city. The kids even dressed the part. They looked totally adorable!
Tanner loved following the map around the city.
We walked around the city and passed different pubs, the bricklayer and carpenter. Then we explored the armory. This was a favorite for the boys. They enjoyed all the guns and the stories about the start of the revolutionary war in Williamsburg.
We even listened to the armory guard play his flute for a little while.
The kids were briefly thrown into the stocks. Tucker desperately wanted to be imprisoned with the big kids. Lol.
He even tried the ankle cage. He really wanted to be a prisoner.
Then we ate a delicious lunch at a local pub. The food was totally amazing. Chris and I split a "beef trencher" and it was literally the best beef sandwich I've ever had. The food was amazing!
Then halfway through our meal, we were serenaded by this sweet girl and her violin.
The kids loved it!
Aren't these old taverns and pubs cool? This was the restaurant where we ate lunch.
After lunch we played a quick game of quoits. The kids were watching these two men play when they were invited to join them. So we learned the basic rules and it was very similar to horseshoes. It was pretty fun!
Then we went over to the jewelry and gold store and toured the house. It was cool to learn about how they weighed the gold and we learned about the family who lived in the house attached to the shop.
It was neat to tour the house because they had the old fashioned toys for the kids to play with. They had so much fun. There were tops, jacks, wooden push toys and other things. I think the kids could have stayed here all day. So cool.
Our last stop on the tour was the Governor's mansion. We learned all about Governor Dunmore and his family. The Mansion was made to reflect the wealth of England and it was a gorgeous house.
Bailey dancing in the ballroom
After touring the mansion we explored the gardens and the maze. The kids loved running around and getting lost.
It was the perfect ending to our day in Williamsburg. The kids had a great time. They got some many comments on their clothes. People we bowing to them and saying "Good day fine gentleman" Or "How do you do gentle lady?" and the kids were eating it up. By the end of the day even Tanner was talking like the people of Williamsburg. It was so funny. So many memories. It was a great way to spend our last weekend in Virginia.