Colonial Williamsburg Inn 

Williamsburg began as Middle Plantation in 1633. It was Virginia’s capital from 1699 to 1780. There is a part of town protected as the Colonial Williamsburg Historic Area. It is recognized as one of the most complete community restoration in the world. 

The Williamsburg Inn is actually adjacent to the Historic Area and was built in 1937 by John D. Rockefeller Jr. in a neoclassical design. 

In 2001, the Inn completed a full renovation but the Williamsburg Inn has been a member of Historic Hotels of America since 1994. 

I highly recommend visiting them if you have the money to spare. 


Mount Vernon 

George Washington’s mansion: Mount Vernon 

is an 18th-century American home. 
Originally the home was one-half story house built in 1735 by his father, Augustine. It was named during the time that it was owned by his half-brother Lawrence. George became owner of  Mount Vernon in 1754 and slowly built on to the dwelling to create the huge 21-room residence we see today.  

No offense to George, but this home is far from humble. I found it to be beautiful but it was a bit annoying that the tour guides reminded us that he was a “humble man.” 

Nonetheless, it was an awesome experience. I highly recommend that you visit this awesome part of American History.