A colonial couple driving a horse-drawn cart passes McKenzie Apothecary on their way into town at Colonial Williamsburg.
From 1699 to 1780, Williamsburg was the thriving capital of the Virginia Colony. The most influential of the American colonies, Virginia Colony, stretched all the way west to the Mississippi River and as far north as the Great Lakes. This was the political, cultural, and educational center, where the dream of American freedom and independence took shape, and where the fundamental concepts of our republic were nurtured under the leadership of patriots like George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, George Mason, and Peyton Randolph.
Known today as Colonial Williamsburg, this living history museum preserves about 85% of the original 18th-century colonial capital.
Copyright 2020 Susan Rissi Tregoning
February 17th, 2020
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