Williamsburg Winter Weekend 2020

In early February, Mike, Maggie, and I organized a weekend trip to Colonial Williamsburg to coincide with their “Fashion Days” event and the Mini-Market hosted by Burnley and Trowbridge, Redthreaded, and Dames a la Mode. Maggie had never been to Colonial Williamsburg for a costuming event, and I thought it was time to change that. Maggie brought her husband Doug and daughter Elena along, and it was a great opportunity to spend more time with them too.

Mike and I kicked off the weekend driving down together on Friday.
Colonial Williamsburg

We checked into the George Jackson House, one of the houses you can rent from Colonial Williamsburg. It was perfect for two families to stay in, and convenient to the Historic Area.
Williamsburg Winter Weekend 2020

The garden out back was really nice.
Williamsburg Winter Weekend 2020

Our first activity was to check out the exhibits at the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum and the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum. They had a small fashion exhibition on (smaller than I had expected, unfortunately). I was more taken with the exhibit of folk art portraits we saw.
Colonial Williamsburg

Colonial Williamsburg

Colonial Williamsburg

Williamsburg Winter Weekend 2020

Then we went to a lecture on 18th century shoes given by Neal Hurst.
Colonial Williamsburg

Williamsburg

Our Friday dinner was at one of our favorite restaurants, Blue Talon Bistro.
Colonial Williamsburg

And we finished out the evening having some quality time with Maggie, Doug, and Elena.
Colonial Williamsburg

Colonial Williamsburg

Saturday was a bit of a whirlwind. Mike, Maggie, and I started off the day with massage appointments at the Spa of Colonial Williamsburg. I had been thinking we could swing by the Mini-Market after that, but we ended up taking longer at the spa than I planned for. Between that and needing to get ready for the afternoon activities, we ended up not having time. We did grab takeout from the Cheese Shop, which was delicious.

In the late afternoon, we hosted a costumed stroll through the Historic Area, which was a ton of fun. I will post about that separately.

We followed that up with a tasty dinner at the DoG Street Pub. Our group was me, Mike, Gen, Doug, Elena, and Maggie.
Williamsburg

Then in the evening we invited folks over to the George Jackson House to socialize. I was worried we would not all fit in the house, but we managed. It was great meeting a ton of new people!
Colonial Williamsburg

On Sunday, after checking out of our lodgings, we swung back to the Blue Talon for brunch.
Colonial Williamsburg

Yum!
Colonial Williamsburg

Williamsburg

Then we walked around the Historic Area, stopping in the Tailor’s Shop to see Mike.
Colonial Williamsburg

And followed by what was Elena’s weekend highlight, a carriage ride!
Colonial Williamsburg

Williamsburg

Williamsburg

Williamsburg

We had a lovely weekend!

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