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266093 John Holladay <docholladay0820@g...> 2018‑07‑12 Colonial Williamsburg
My son graduates from Navy Music School in Virginia Beach, VA next week.
 Since we will be that close SWMBO and I are planning to spend a day at
Colonial Williamsburg.   Can any of you offer any hints as to how the time
will best be spent since we only have the one day?

Doc
266094 <mickeyelam@g...> 2018‑07‑12 Re: Colonial Williamsburg
I was just there on Friday of last week with my 10-year old son; he really
enjoyed it but I thought things were at a very superficial level for the
stuff I was interested in as an old tools aficionado.  We hit all the high
points:  blacksmith, joinery, cabinetmaker, carpenter's yard, cooper,
foundry, gunsmith, wheelwright, and brick yard.  Of all these, the
highlights for me were the blacksmith and brick yard.  We didn't make it to
the Governor's Palace or the Capitol, as my son is more of a crafts kid than
anything.  I will say to be prepared for a bit of walking, as things are not
right next to each other, but it's not great distances and you can make
great use of the free shuttles from the visitor's center with a bit of
planning.

If you have the time, I can highly recommend the Mariner's Museum in Newport
News; they have a number of artifacts recovered from the USS Monitor,
including the turret from the boat.  They are using what I imagine are some
of the largest electrolysis tanks ever built to remove rust and other
"things" from the turret, guns, and steam engine from the Monitor.  Frankly,
I could have spent an entire day at that museum.  If you're going to
Williamsburg from Virginia Beach, then you'll pass right by the Mariner's
Museum.

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My son graduates from Navy Music School in Virginia Beach, VA next week.
 Since we will be that close SWMBO and I are planning to spend a day at
Colonial Williamsburg.   Can any of you offer any hints as to how the time
will best be spent since we only have the one day?

Doc
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266095 "John M Johnston (jmjhnstn)" <jmjhnstn@m...> 2018‑07‑12 Re: Colonial Williamsburg
I strongly second the suggestion of the Mariners Museum!

John Johnston

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266096 Ed Minch <ruby1638@a...> 2018‑07‑12 Re: Colonial Williamsburg
The front hall and staircase of the governor’s palace are not to be missed, the
armory is great, the new jointer’s yard and shed are cool, and they have a
wonderful collection of period furniture in the insane asylum

Ed Minch
266097 Josh Schulte 2018‑07‑12 Re: Colonial Williamsburg
I went there a couple years ago. I loved it and will try to make it back some
day.
Not every area is open everyday. I would strongly suggest figuring out what you
want to see most and pick a day to go when those things are open. I just checked
there website and it shows the days and hours areas are open. The 2 things I
wanted to see most, the carpenters yard and the joiner, were closed the day I
was there.

There is a ton to see. To see everything in one day would leave you no time to
see anything in depth or talk much with the presenters.

The presenters are quite knowledgeable. Let them know you are not a traditional
tool neophyte and ask some good questions about what you are interested in and
you'll have some good conversations. I can only imagine the really appreciated
not getting the same silly questions they get the average joe.
Josh


      From: John Holladay 
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 Sent: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 11:44 PM
 Subject: [OldTools] Colonial Williamsburg
   
My son graduates from Navy Music School in Virginia Beach, VA next week.
 Since we will be that close SWMBO and I are planning to spend a day at
Colonial Williamsburg.  Can any of you offer any hints as to how the time
will best be spent since we only have the one day?

Doc
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