Spring in Williamsburg at the Fife and Drum Inn!

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Spring in Williamsburg has been a bit unpredictable this year. We’re experiencing a bit of moodiness in our weather lately: sunny with a high of 75° one day, and the next we’re bundled up in scarves and boots. Trees are bare, but the daffodils are in full bloom…we’re not sure what to expect hour to hour. Fortunately, we’ve got the perfect array of activities around here to keep ourselves and you busy until we get solidly into our summer. So pack your layers, grab your umbrella, and hit the highlights of the next few months in Williamsburg!  


March 

Sunshine: Use a piece of history! Colonial Williamsburg is running a spring special on a program in which participants are educated on weapons history…and allowed to fire authentic reproductions of Flintlock muskets. This has very limited availability and requires a separate ticket from general admission, so plan this excursion ahead of time. 

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Showers: Want to relax with a beer while still flexing your brain? Pop into a local brewery for trivia night! A Williamsburg staple since 2006, Alewerks hosts trivia every Wednesday night . Whether or not you remember anything you learn is one thing, but you’re sure to have a great brew no matter what. April Sunshine: Get outside! Paddle boards, canoes, and kayaks are all available for reservation or walk-up rental at the James City County Marina, just a 15 minute drive from the inn. The same inlets and shoals explored by John Smith are now yours for the viewing, up close and personal. 

April 

Sunshine: Get outside! Paddle boards, canoes, and kayaks are all available for reservation or walk-up rental at the James City County Marina, just a 15 minute drive from the inn. The same inlets and shoals explored by John Smith are now yours for the viewing, up close and personal. 

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Showers: Head over to the Muscarelle museum for a special collection of Dutch and Flemish pieces visiting Williamsburg from all over the southeast! These schools of art, famous for their focus on the beauty of light, should keep you feeling cheery whether or not you’re escaping a rain.     

May 

Sunshine: Get going! If you’re the sort who brings their running shoes on vacation, meet up with other like minded folks every Thursday at the Williamsburg Winery for a gorgeous run.    

​(And if you happen to be in town on May 5th, you can even run, walk, or bike the Colonial Parkway–one day only– for beautiful views of the river.) 

Showers: Laugh it up! The Comedy Club of Williamsburg features a couple of hours of hilarity every weekend, with a mix of national headliners whose names you’ll recognize, and more local talent from up and down the East Coast. Check it out!   

Will you be spending Spring in Williamsburg? 

A Williamsburg Halloween

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Halloween is always a fun time of year in Williamsburg – from spooky decorations around the historic area to a park full of frights and hauntings at Busch Gardens.


Many children spend the holiday trick or treating in their own neighborhoods, but there are countless opportunities to take part in the many family-friendly events happening around town in the weeks leading up to the big night. Colonial Williamsburg invites children ages 3-12 to the historic area to a themed trick or treat event each year. This year’s Revolutionary-themed event will be held on Saturday, October 28 from 2-5 p.m. Click here for more information.

The Halloween holiday certainly isn’t just for kids. Williamsburg offers a slew of fun for adults, too.

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“A Haunting of DoG Street” transforms the historic area into a spooky, haunted colonial town from October 15-31. Visitors participate in haunted carriage rides and ghost walks, and face the wrath of the mad king in “The Mad Revenge of King George.” For more information on all of Colonial Williamsburg’s Halloween programs, click here.

Ghost tours are scheduled year round, but they’re sure to take on a more eerie feel as we creep closer to Halloween night.

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Across town, Busch Gardens’ famed Howl-O-Scream transforms the otherwise festive, joyful park into 380 acres of fright and excitement. There is something for everyone at HOS, from seriously scary haunted houses, to incredible dance & music performances, to the park’s rides which you can now experience at night! This year’s Howl-O-Scream, which features 7 haunted houses, an escape room and frightening shows, runs from September 23 to October 29. Click here for more information on the park’s attractions and hours.

Innkeepers, Billy and Sharon, are both life-long Williamsburg locals and are happy to answer any questions you have about the above events.

4 Signs that Confirm You’re Staying at a Good Williamsburg Bed & Breakfast

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When you’re traveling, you often know right away whether or not you’re comfortable in your accommodations. Those bed and breakfasts, inns and hotels that put that extra bit of effort into guest experience feel most like a home away from home. It’s our goal to make sure guests staying at our Williamsburg Bed & Breakfast leave feeling completely satisfied, relaxed and maybe even promising to return soon! But do you know what to look for to confirm you’ve chosen a great place to stay? Here are our suggestions:


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1 Reviews from former guests: reviews on websites like Yelp speak volumes about what you can realistically expect when you arrive at your facility. To be fair, it’s been proven that patrons are more inclined to post reviews to warn people of bad experiences, but thankfully there are still lots of people out there who jump at the chance to recommend a business to strangers after a positive visit. If a bad review is posted, most good business owners will address the comment or concern on a public forum, too, so guests know whether steps are being taken to improve. Check out our Yelp page and our TripAdvisor page. 

2 The faces behind the business: the hospitality industry should center around just that — hospitality. Consider your experience on the telephone while booking your B&B, or with the innkeeper while you’re checking in. Often, a business is a reflection of its employees. Look for hosts that greet you with a smile, are happy to answer your questions and gracious for your business. 

3 Details: from the over all cleanliness of the B&B to the energy put into planning the décor and “feel” of the space, small details can tell you a lot about how much an innkeeper cares about their guests’ comfort and experience. A dirty or undecorated room shows a lack of consideration for details. On the other hand, a room that boasts thoughtful deorations and an air of pristine cleanliness is proof that a business is well cared for. Take a moment to visit our room pages

4 Social media and blogs: social media can be a customer’s best friend. If you’re trying to find a new place to stay on your vacation and want to know more about a certain B&B, here’s the secret – check out their Facebook page or go to their website’s blog. Most B&Bs post and update frequently to keep guests informed and provide some background about the business. Visit our Facebook page here!

What qualities do you look for when finding a place to stay on vacation? What is important to you? 

Stay at our Williamsburg Inn and Visit These Hidden Gems

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As a guest at our Williamsburg inn, it’s easy to get caught up in the array of options just outside our door. The historic district and surrounding area are filled with restaurants, shopping, beautiful views and fun events almost daily. But as much as we love our location and all that comes with it, we know there’s so much more to Williamsburg than just our area. We wanted to share some of Williamsburg’s “hidden gems,” so our guests looking to venture out of downtown have some great options!


If you’re looking for restaurants, try:

Carrot Tree – the Carrot Tree serves up delicious southern cooking – make sure to try their Virginia ham biscuits and, of course, their carrot cake!

The Chickahominy House – this eatery-gift-shop-combo is a delight to visitors, particularly those looking for southern breakfast staples. A multi-level gift shop offers unique souvenirs and home décor.

Bangkok Garden – Thai food lovers, have no fear. Williamsburg’s Bangkok Garden offers Thai cuisine that will fill your belly while leaving you wanting more.

Nawab – be sure to check out the lunch buffet for classic Indian dishes including tikka masala and tandoori vegetables with a side of fresh-baked naan bread.

Five Forks Café – this place serves up awesome all-American diner breakfasts, but be sure to come early, as this place is so popular among locals that breakfast-seekers will usually have to wait for a table.

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For scenic spots, go to: 

James River

Off the parkway – College Creek, distinguished by signage and an always-crowded parking area, is beautiful, but often filled with people. For a more peaceful spot, venture a bit further down the parkway to the next parking area and bask in the beauty of the same river the settlers sailed down upon landing at what would become Jamestown.

In Colonial Williamsburg – walk the path to the right of the St. George Tucker house among centuries-old boxwoods to arrive at the perfect secret picnic spot right in the middle of the historic area.


Nature lovers, try:

Greensprings Trail – this nature path winds past neighborhoods and cornfields, eventually joining up with the Capitol Trail that bikers often use to ride the 50 miles to Richmond.

Freedom Park – 2 miles of multiuse trails accompany 20 miles of mountain bike trails. After a good rainfall when the ground is too soft for bikers, the bike trails make for great long walks!


For shopping, visit:

The Shops at Newtown – from chic clothing, to pet-themed gifts, to tasty lunch & dinner options, you’ll enjoy all that beautiful Newtown has to offer just a few miles away. 

Quirks of Art – this quirky shop has moved around the city, but now resides just a few doors down from us. Check out their great selection of gifts.

The Shops at High Street – Quite similar to Newtown, High Street offers dining and shopping all in one beautifully consolidated area on Richmond Road, a few minutes’ drive away. Want dinner and a show? Try the Movie Tavern, offering delicious eats and all the latest flicks. 

What are YOUR favorite “hidden gems” of Williamsburg?

The Top Five Reasons to Choose Our Bed and Breakfast in Williamsburg

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We hope you won’t need too much convincing to stay at the Fife & Drum Inn during your next trip to Williamsburg, but we understand there are quite a few hospitality options in our little town. For that reason, we’ve compiled a list of the top five reasons why our bed and breakfast in Williamsburg is the best choice for you during your stay…


1 Location, location, location! Nowhere else in Williamsburg offers accommodations so close to the colonial district for such affordable prices. We are steps away from the historic streets of Colonial Williamsburg in one direction and William and Mary’s beautiful campus in the other.

2 The comfortable, relaxing atmosphere each of our rooms offer can’t be beat. Each room is uniquely designed to celebrate a different theme of colonial heritage and pays homage to the olden days with carefully selected artifacts, artwork and décor. Every room contains a bed fit for King William himself and are accompanied for luxurious bathrooms to make even your morning routine serene and comfortable. The relaxing back porch and plush sofa in our common area really seal the deal.

3 Your hosts and innkeepers, Billy, and Sharon are Williamsburg natives. They can provide countless recommendations and incomparable information on the history of the area. An added bonus: the many connections they’ve made over the years mean they’re often able to snag discounts on certain tickets, or secure reservations at Williamsburg’s best restaurants for visitors.

4 The delightful southern breakfasts will leave you full and satisfied, ready to tackle a day of exploring the area. Each morning a buffet of fresh fruits, Virginia ham biscuits, crisp bacon, yogurts and granola and delicious, fresh-baked casseroles is served for our guests. The casseroles rotate day-to-day, but our favorites include a cheddar-herb strata and the blueberry French toast casserole with a drizzle of maple syrup. If you visit during the Christmas season, you’ll enjoy Mom Fannye ‘s Breakfast Casserole.

5 A complete unique experience keeps our guests coming back. We enjoy assisting our guests in enhancing the experience of their visit to the historic area, helping them truly make the most out of their vacations. We have countless returning guests, some of whom have been coming for a decade! Read what they have to say about the Fife & Drum Inn:

“A big part of the travel experience is the interaction you have with people along the way. Sharon and Billy are friendly, caring hosts (and great breakfast cooks, too!) Their staff is pleasant and helpful. The great location is a plus, but I’d stay here again no matter where it was. I’ll be back.”

“The location was perfect, everything is within walking distance. Decor was very fitting of colonial Williamsburg. Amenities very clean and had everything we needed. The owners were great, very helpful. We will definitely be back!”

“It’s located within the blocked off streets of Colonial WB, and the College of WM is across the street. Easy walking distance to all things Colonial Williamsburg. Very cool old rooms, brought up to high modern standards. The building has been in the same family that runs the inn for a long time. You can really feel the pride taken in everything they do here. There is nothing like walking out the door at night into 1720 Williamsburg to really get the “back in time” feeling. Will return for sure. Even our teenage kids loved it.”

We are thrilled to open our doors to a variety of guests – from families and couples coming for vacation to those who are in the area for work temporarily. Our prime location, knowledgeable staff and great amenities keep people coming back. We hope we’ll become your go-to inn when you visit Williamsburg, too!

How did we Name Our Williamsburg VA Bed and Breakfast?

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How the Fife & Drum Inn Got Its Name

Visitors to Williamsburg have likely seen the famous Fife and Drum Corps marching through our historic streets from time to time. They are always present during bigger events like the Fourth of July fireworks and the lighting of the Williamsburg Christmas tree during the holidays, and they can also be seen marching down DoG Street during regular operation hours. In any case, over the years they have become an integral part of Colonial Williamsburg’s tradition.


Have you ever wondered how our inn came to be named after this well-loved troop of musicians?

Well, Sharon and Billy toyed with many ideas before deciding on the perfect name. Initially, they were thinking of something including “Hitchens” or “Webster,” after the building’s original owner. However, at the time they already ran two gift shops in the lower level of the building – Webster’s Incredible Gifts and Webster’s TOO! (Although no longer in business, we still have many visitors who remember the shops for their quirky, folkart gems in every corner.) Guests also remember “Cedar Crest,” the name of Webster and Mary Hitchens’ bed and breakfast, which operated half a century ago on York Street.

Finally, after much deliberation, Sharon’s mom, Yvette (known familiarly to us as Grammie), thought of the name. Grammie had worked for Colonial Williamsburg as a young woman, the first of three generations to follow who would put in their time in with the Foundation. Right away The Fife and Drum Inn was decided on, as it has as much symbolism for the family as it does for the area.

The Colonial Williamsburg Fifes and Drum Corps is comprised of boys and girls ages 10-18 who live in or near Williamsburg. This is a decades-old tradition of our town and a coveted pastime – so enjoyed, in fact, that there is a waiting list for young people who would like to join. Once selected, they go through rigorous rehearsals and classes to learn to read music, march correctly and authentically to the period and recreate an accurate atmosphere to hear the Fifes & Drums as they may have been heard in the same air hundreds of years ago.

The owners’ son, Daniel, spent eight years as a drummer in the Corps. He started at age ten and “drummed out” in 1998.

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The tradition has carried on in Williamsburg since 1958. For visitors, it is one of the most iconic symbols of our historic town and recognized by people around the world. For natives of the area, the tunes carried by the wind up and down Duke of Gloucester Street represent a sense of nostalgia for our beloved town.

Have you heard the Colonial Williamsburg Fife & Drum Corps yet? Check the Colonial Williamsburg calendar to see when you can catch them next. You can also learn more about the history of the Corps at Colonial Williamsburg’s site here!

Choosing the Right Room for YOUR Stay at our Williamsburg B&B

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When we are asked what our favorite room in our Williamsburg B&B is, it is a very tough choice for us as they all have a certain authentic charm to them – but we know that our guests come to Williamsburg for many different reasons and may desire a certain room layout or theme. That’s why we’ve taken a good look at all nine of our rooms and determined the most appropriate room for various occasions.


Let us suggest which rooms you might enjoy most if you’re in town to…

Visit the College of William & Mary: Whether you’re touring the school as a family, attending alumni events or homecoming festivities or in town for a graduation, a stay in the William & Mary Room or Restoration Suite will make your visit memorable right down to the bed you sleep in. The W&M Room features an elegant green and gold theme and memorabilia from the college, including a photo of Sharon’s father, Jim Anthony, posting with his Tribe band mates donned in his drum major uniform. This room is perfect for couples returning to campus for alumni events. The two room Restoration Suite is a little more family friendly, with both a queen and twin bed separated in two rooms. Prospective students touring W&M with their parents can stay right in the heart of the historic city and are only a few blocks from campus.

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Spark some romance, or for weddings and honeymoons: Lovebirds who come to town looking for a romantic getaway often enjoy the Cedars Suite or the Conservancy Room. The Cedars Suite is the inn’s largest room, featuring a king sized bed that looks through a glass French door into a private sitting room. This room also has direct access to the porch, perfect for relaxing on a mild evening. The Conservancy Room is popular among honeymooners, with its glamorous, heavily draped four post bed and footed tub. Newlyweds can get lost in their relaxation. For information about weddings we’ve hosted right here at the inn, take a look at our recent honeymoon suites blog post!

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Visit with a larger party or family: The Drummers Cottage is the place for you. Just steps from the streets of historic Colonial Williamsburg, the cottage stands apart from the main inn building and can sleep up to six guests. Visitors staying in this quaint cottage enjoy an additional level of privacy and their own address in downtown Williamsburg. It’s our modern day version of lodging in a historic Williamsburg colonial house.

Soak in that Presidential feeling: With windows overlooking Prince George Street, the George Washington Room gives guests a view from above of the happenings of downtown Williamsburg. The bed is adorned in deep red trimmings to give the room a subtle air of colonial rebellion and the room features several G.W.-themed relics. Among these artifacts are framed early 20th century postcards celebrating his birthday, an antique travel map showing every community who claims “Washington slept here!” and a stunning color print of George and Martha Washington in front of the Virginia church where they wed in 1759.

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Buff up on your history of downtown Williamsburg: If you’re interested in the rich history of our building, look no further than the Webster Hitchens Room. Named after owner Sharon’s grandfather, this room features memorabilia from the Colonial Williamsburg restoration project, which took place during Hitchens’ days as a merchant on Duke of Gloucester Street in the 1920s. There is a collection of postcards depicting C.W. soon after restoration was complete and letters from the originators of the restoration, Mr. John D. Rockefeller, Jr. and Dr. W.A.R. Goodwin, addressed to Mr. Hitchens himself.

Expanding your knowledge of the historic triangle: If Williamsburg is the only point of the historic triangle you’ve been able to visit; you should be sure to eventually see Jamestown and Yorktown, too. Jamestown’s Glasshouse and Yorktown’s Battlefields are particularly interesting to history buffs. But if you’re on a tight schedule and can only see Williamsburg, a stay in either the Jamestown Room or Yorktown Room will evoke at least a bit of connection to these historic sites. Mimicking the popular Delft china of the early 1600s, the Jamestown Room is painted in soft yellow with blue accents. The room features a collection of watercolor postcards and antique history book prints depicting the early days of America that would make the settlers themselves proud to stay here. The Yorktown Room boasts an antique print of General Cornwallis’ surrender at Yorktown and a rare 18th century French map of the colonies. Touches of red, white and blue give the room a regimental flair. These rooms honor some of the most essential places in our country’s history!

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Feel adventurous: A stay in the Richneck Room will bring out your inner sense of adventure. The room is decorated with artifacts found in 1989 by our sons, Sam and Daniel, while they played in the woods near their home. Little did they know at the time, but they’d dug up artifacts and discovered a 17th century property, the Richneck Plantation! In addition to these artifacts, the room also features a stained glass window rescued from a scrap yard in Richmond.

We are not exaggerating when we say that we are surrounded by history here in Williamsburg, and by visiting, you are becoming a part of that history! Next time you visit, we hope you’ll keep our suggestions in mind to enhance your experience in our town!

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3 Little Known Secrets About Our Williamsburg Bed and Breakfast

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If you’ve ever stayed at the Fife and Drum Inn, you’ve seen how unique each of our rooms is. There are historical artifacts and treasures to be found throughout the inn. But have you ever wondered about the stories behind some of our décor and the property itself?

We find that many of our guests want to know about the inn’s history, so today we’re sharing three secrets that help make our Williamsburg bed and breakfast unique.


First, let’s talk about the story of the antique gun on display in the W&M room. This gun was found buried in the wall of an old farmhouse being torn down on Penniman Road across from Fort Magruder in the early 1960s. Owner, Billy, was eight years old when his father, Bill, bought it from the contractor and gave it to little Billy. Soon after the inn was opened, we had a guest who happened to look inside the gun, who was quick to let us know it was still loaded.

We brought it to the Colonial Williamsburg gunsmith, who removed the lead ball with a corkscrew and examined the gun. He was able to tell us that it dated back to the Civil War period and was actually made from parts of two different guns, a common method at the time. We suspect that its placement in the walls of a building so near to the fort wasn’t an accident – for a time during the Civil War, Williamsburg was occupied by Union soldiers and rebel sympathizers in the area often kept weapons close at hand in case conflict broke out.

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Secondly, you may not guess from the way it looks today, but the floor plan of the inn was originally three small apartments arranged in a U shape overlooking a large porch. In 1947 the building’s proprietor, Webster Hitchens, decided that you didn’t make money off of a flat roof and seized the opportunity to fill the porch space with two more small apartments, where the Cedars Suite and Restoration Suite are today. The shutters you see in our hallway are original and mark where windows used to look out onto that large porch.

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Finally, where the Drummer’s Cottage stands today used to be the front porch of an old house that served many purposes. In the 1960s it was Russo’s Chinese Italian Restaurant (what a combination!). But over time the house became decrepit and was eventually torn down. We may be a little biased in our thinking that the cottage is the best use of the lot yet, but W&M students of the 1950s and 60s would surely remember Russo’s Restaurant.

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There you have it, three of our inn’s best secrets. Sharon and Billy are always interested in sharing more history and little known facts about both the bed and breakfast and our town, but we want to hear about your hometowns, too.

What are your town’s best kept secrets? 

Look Out For These Historic Artifacts Hidden Throughout The Inn

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The Fife and Drum Inn is steps away from some of America’s most historic areas. Rich with history, Williamsburg, Jamestown, Yorktown and Richmond all play significant roles in the foundation and progress of our nation. While there are countless artifacts and relics to be seen on the streets of our city and surrounding areas, there are also many to be found behind closed doors. Our bed and breakfast in Williamsburg is home to a few itself, including…


Jamestown photos – along with several “bookplate” prints, hand-colored from 19th century history books, several antique postcards live in the inn. One is from the 1907 Jamestown Exposition, celebrating the 300th anniversary of Jamestown. Another has a slightly more unique story behind it, showing a seawall and cypress tree offshore from Jamestown Island. Until about 1990, when archeologist Bill Kelso discovered the original fort site, it was believed this tree marked the probable site. Although due to erosion on the island the tree was actually in the river at that point, the postcard sticks to the belief.

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Stained glass window – Jim Anthony, the father of owner, Sharon, enjoyed salvaging architectural items in Richmond. This window was one of four matching windows, all in rotting frames and missing shards of glass. A stained glass restoration expert in Richmond expertly crafted a new wood frame and used salvageable pieces from the damaged windows to create one perfect one. When the building underwent a renovation several years ago, a window that once led to the outside was lost. As luck would have it, the new window fit perfectly in its spot.

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Richneck Plantation artifacts – When Sharon and Billy’s sons, Sam and Daniel, were playing in the woods one day as young boys, they happened upon the remains of a missing plantation house. Because of their discovery the site is officially registered in their names with the state. The discovery of Richneck Plantation is very significant in the history of early migration to the area, signifying development outside of Jamestown proper. There is a full description framed outside the door of the Richneck room and several artifacts from the site can be found inside.

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Red Gate – In the early 1990s Sharon was working on another project in the Hitchens Building when she visited an architectural salvage store on the south side of Richmond. Sharon claims the place is like a treasure trove, typically full of antique gems that made their way there from beautiful plantation homes. Sharon loved the red gate the second she saw it and inquired about it immediately, but the owner told her it had already been leased to a movie studio for a year! The owner told Sharon not to worry, that he would call when it was returned. A year later, Sharon collected the red gate and kept it in storage until the inn opened and it took its place at the top of the staircase. It’s still there today marking the entrance to the Cedars Suite. The gate’s original red paint hasn’t been retouched or redone, and if you look closely you can catch a glimpse of it in the movie “North and South.”

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Tourist sign – Back in the 1930s, when the Rockefeller family began the restoration of Colonial Williamsburg, everyone who lived in the city was affected. The sudden influx of visitors and boom in the city’s tourism industry changed every day life for locals. This was before the Williamsburg Inn or any other lodging was built to accommodate the steadily blossoming tourism industry in this previously sleepy town. With so many people visiting and so few places to house them, many families opened their homes and rented rooms to visitors. Sharon’s grandparents, Webster and Mary Hitchens, were one of these families. They extended that famous southern hospitality, along with hot meals and good conversation, to guests who came to their door. And how did they advertise their rooms for rent? With a big sign reading “Tourist” right in the front of their home!

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We’re proud to host an array of unique artifacts within the walls of our Williamsburg bed and breakfast and hope you’ll keep an eye out for them on your next visit. Maybe you’ll see something you’ve never noticed before. Which of our artifacts have you spotted?

Enhance Your Williamsburg Getaway With Live Music

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A Williamsburg getaway is only made better with all the opportunities to hear live music, especially in the summer! Have you attended any of these before? If not, we suggest including some live music in your visit!
Downtown

  • Summer Breeze Concerts are a Merchants Square tradition; each Wednesday of the season, different artists perform outside on Duke of Gloucester Street for free. So grab a lawn chair and take some to-go food from one of the many restaurants around!
  • Lake Matoaka Ampitheatre Concerts take place in perhaps the most beautiful venue in Williamsburg. Enjoy a variety of concerts, many times free, with a backdrop of the gorgeous lake and college woods.

Colonial Williamsburg

  • Kimball Theatre brings in all kinds of musical acts – find their schedule here.
  • Taverns – dine in a colonial atmosphere, partake in “Gambols” at Chownings, all whilst being serenaded with tavern songs by talented musicians.
  • Palace & Capitol Concerts – there is nothing quite like an elegant baroque concert by candlelight. Schedule here.

Candlelight Concert at the CW Governors Palace

  • The Fife & Drum Corps – one of the most iconic sights and sounds of Williamsburg (and our namesake, of course) can be heard several times a week strolling down DoG Street.
  • Funhouse Fest – Happening June 23-25, this is the second year of this festival created by Williamsburg native Bruce Hornsby, and the lineup is amazing this year!

A Few Restaurants
These are a few great places to eat in the area, with equally great live music to fill out the atmosphere.

  • Berret’s Seafood Restaurant & Taphouse Grill
  • Oceans & Ale
  • Cogan’s Deli & Sports Pub

Click for more dining options in Williamsburg