Colonial National Historical Park

The Colonial National Monument (later re-designated Colonial National Historical Park) was created in 1930, in time for the sesquicentennial of the Yorktown victory the following year. Spurred on by the […]

College Terrace Historic District

Prominent Virginia architect Charles M. Robinson (1867-1932), designer of numerous public schools and college buildings throughout the commonwealth, planned Williamsburg’s College Terrace Historic District during his tenure, from 1921 to […]

Armistead House

Built in 1890, predating the restoration and building campaigns of the 1920s that established Colonial Williamsburg, the Victorian-period Dora Armistead House once stood on Duke of Gloucester Street. One of […]

Matthew Whaley School

Richmond architect Charles M. Robinson designed the Matthew Whaley School, completed in 1930, in a restrained adaptation of his favored Georgian Revival style. Located at the end of Nassau Street, […]

Merchants Square and Resort Historic District

John D. Rockefeller, Jr.—the visionary and financial force in the creation of Colonial Williamsburg—supported the planning and building of the commercial properties contained within the Merchants Square and Resort Historic […]

First Baptist Church

Constructed in 1956, the two-story Colonial Revival-style First Baptist Church in Williamsburg is nationally important as home to the country’s oldest and continuously active black congregation, a religious community that […]

Williamsburg Historic District

Williamsburg served as the capital of the Virginia colony from 1699 until 1776 and as the capital of the Commonwealth of Virginia until 1780. Laid out by Governor Francis Nicholson, […]

Williamsburg Inn

The Williamsburg Inn was built in 1936-37 under the patronage of John D. Rockefeller, Jr., as a vehicle to advance the message of the restored colonial capital to a larger […]