This Revolutionary City has been brought back to 1750’s to 1770’s complete with actors who all day and all over the town are the merchants and townspeople who are all discussing the events of the day. The days we were there they are discussing the ‘Collapse of Royal Government re-creating events that led to the dissolution of British authority in the colonies and America’s declaration of independence.’
At 3 pm the actors get together on main street (Duke of Gloucester Street) for a series of short plays complete with horses and fife and drum and gunfire and cannon fire.
We both enjoyed the city and the recreations but 2 days is not enough in this area. We did not get to two other historical parks in this area, Jamestown and Yorktown.
The Governor’ Palace ( appointment of the King of England)
Inside the Governor’s Palace
tooled gold gilded leather walls in this room.
Burton Parish Church
the Capitol building
the Left side is for the British appointed house of government and the right side is the elected Virginians. The part in the middle is for the meetings of both houses.
The Wythe House.
This mid-eighteenth century building was the home of George Wythe, tutor and friend of Jefferson. Wythe was the first professor of law at an American college, the first Virginian signer of the Decloration of Independence. Washington used the house as his headquarters in 1781 before the siege of Yorktown.
Scenes from the 3pm to 4:30 pm re-enactments.