Mike and I did a long weekend trip to Williamsburg for our anniversary. There were some sites that Mike had never seen, and I hadn’t seen since grade school, that we wanted to check out. We spent the first full day in the Williamsburg historic area, looking at some of the houses we had never toured before and checking out the trades shops.
I have a lot of photos, so let’s start with the first site we saw, the George Wythe House, a mid-1700s structure at Colonial Williamsburg. George Wythe was a prominent attorney/politician, a law instructor to Thomas Jefferson, and a signer of the Declaration of Independence. The house was host to both Jefferson and George Washington, the latter when it was used as Washington’s headquarters just prior to the Battle of Yorktown.
We started with a self-guided exploration of the gardens, followed by a short tour of the house. The guides in the house were friendly and informative, and there was even some live music provided by a violinist! This was probably my favorite house of those we toured in Colonial Williamsburg.