Thursday, 30 June 2016

Governor's Palace, Williamsburg, Virginia

The Governor's Palace in Williamsburg, Virginia was the official residence of the Royal Governors of the Colony of Virginia. It was also a home for two of Virginia's post-colonial governors, Patrick Henry and Thomas Jefferson, until the capital was moved to Richmond in 1780, and with it the Governor's residence. The main house burned down in 1781, though the outbuildings survived for some time after.
The Governor's Palace was reconstructed in the 1930s on its original site. It is one of the two largest buildings at Colonial Williamsburg, the other being the Capitol.
Source: Wikipedia
Thanks to Amber via Postcrossing for the Governor's Palace card.
Sent: 4 June 2016    Received: 21 June 2016    Travelled: 17 days

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