Colonial Parkway

All-American RoadVirginia

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  • White Windmill in Williamsburg

    A white windmill stands out against the azure sky and verdant foliage.

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  • Arches at the College of William and Mary

    As the second university founded in the New World, the College of William and Mary boasts historic brick buildings with fine architectural details.

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  • Arches at the College of William and Mary

    As the second university founded in the New World, the College of William and Mary boasts historic brick buildings with fine architectural details.

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  • Window at College of William and Mary

    As the second university founded in the New World, the College of William and Mary boasts historic brick buildings with fine architectural details, like this window.

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  • Posing with Costumed Actors

    A visitor poses with two men dressed in Colonial garb.

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  • Touring the Colony

    Visitors stroll along the streets as a woman in a yellow dress of the Colonial period exits a building.

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  • Orange Daylilies

    Spring flowers such as this bright daylily fill the landscape at Williamsburg, Virginia.

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  • Orange Daylilies Against a White Fence

    Pleasant scenes such as this row of daylillies against a white fence greet visitors to Colonial Williamsburg.

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  • The Governor's Palace

    This stately mansion, completed in 1722, was once the home to Williamsburg's governor.

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  • Paths and Gates of Williamsburg

    A visitor explores gated pathways leading to exquisite gardens in Williamsburg, VA.

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  • Bridge Over Creek in Williamsburg

    A wooden bridge spans a small creek in one of the backyards of Colonial Williamsburg.

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  • Keeping in Character

    Even the bathroom signs at the visitor center keep up the facade of going back in time.

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  • Colorful Ribboned Hats

    Stacks of colorful ribboned hats rest on tables to be sold to eager young girls and women.

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  • Bird on a Rustic Fence

    A bird chirps from his post on a rustic fence in Colonial Williamsburg.

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  • Water Tower and Pond

    Scenic water towers and ponds line the pathway from the visitor center to the town.

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  • Lion Rampant Flag

    A Lion Rampant flag hangs from a post near one of Colonial Williamsburg's buildings.

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  • Sunlight Through Tall Trees

    Tall and shady trees provide both scenery and relief from the sun on a hot day in Colonial Williamsburg.

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  • Squirrel on a Brick Fence at William and Mary

    A squirrel perches on a brick fence outside one of the College of William and Mary's buildings.

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  • Doorway at College of William and Mary

    Classical Doric columns give the College of William and Mary a dignified air.

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  • Colonial Williamsburg

    An 18th-century brick house with a tall white tower in the center of its roof stands amongst the bare branches of surrounding trees.

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  • Felgates Creek

    Blue skies contribute to this sweeping view of the York River from the Colonial Parkway

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  • Bridge to Nowhere

    When first built, the Halfway Creek Bridge sat unused for a decade and a half.

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  • Historic Jamestowne

    Dusky blues and purples paint the sky behind a statue commemorating the site of the first permanent English settlement in the New World.

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  • Tree Lined Parkway

    Shady roads and beautiful scenery welcome visitors along the Colonial Parkway.

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  • Williamsburg Tunnel

    Surrounded by the dense growth of trees, this is one of the many red brick tunnels that help divert the traffic away from the historic setting of Colonial Willamsburg.

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  • A Line of Cannons at Yorktown Battlefield

    Rusty cannons line up on a bright green lawn, representing one of the many relics of the past at the Yorktown Battlefield.

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  • Jones Mill Pond

    With the dark spruce lining the water and the many open vistas, visitors can see how Jones Mill Pond maintained the image of most beautiful areas along the parkway since 1935.

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  • Railroad Underpass Along the Colonial Parkway

    A brick underpass adds colonial charm to the Colonial Parkway.

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  • Archers Hope

    From the pathway, Jamestown Island can be seen in the the misty distance.

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  • Holiday Lights at Colonial Williamsburg

    On a magical evening in Colonial Williamsburg, the holiday spirit emanates from each twinkling light.

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  • Yorktown Battlefield in Autumn Light

    The serene setting that housed the battle securing American independence sits amid autumn colors.

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