Williamsburg was one of the most important cities of eighteenth-century America. Capital of Virginia from 1699 to 1780, it was a political and economic center especially before and during the American Revolution. John D. Rockefeller, Jr., recognized its status in 1926 and led the way in restoring the town to its original splendor.
Today, Colonial Williamsburg attracts millions of visitors each year to its authentically recreated eighteenth-century village. Full of historically significant, beautiful buildings, Williamsburg is a wonderful place to explore.
Now you can walk the streets and view the town without even leaving your chair with The Majesty of Colonial Williamsburg. The main houses, public buildings, and taverns plus museums, crafts, and stores are represented here in more than two hundred full-color photographs. The homes are elegantly furnished in period style, which is shown here in rich detail. The book also showcases Carter’s Grove, a plantation built in 1751 and located eight miles away, and two buildings from the College of William and Mary. In addition to documenting Williamsburg in pictures, the author recounts the town’s history.
The Majesty of Colonial Williamsburg is the eighth volume in Pelican’s acclaimed Majesty Architecture Series. Anyone who has been to Williamsburg in person will treasure this photographic remembrance; anyone else will simply enjoy seeing this lovely, historically accurate village up close and learning more about colonial American life.