The Courthouse - we didn't go in because there was a long line by this time.
This funny little building was called The Magazine.
Pierce compared it to a lighthouse, and I could certainly see some similarities.
Upstairs, we found more guns and spears and swords. Turns out, this was where the Governor kept all his implements to be ready for war.
After touring The Magazine, we were starving! We walked past the long line at Chownings Tavern, and headed straight to a long line at Raleigh Tavern and Bakery.
Once our bellies were full, we headed off to the Public Gaol (jail). This was Pierce's favorite place he visited in Colonial Williamsburg.
I told the boys if they didn't behave they might find themselves locked behind this door....
A picture of the jail, from the outside...the caretaker actually lived here as well.
Next we walked by the Capitol Building and on to the Powell House, where the map showed there were kid friendly activities. Indeed, the boys loved these wooden hoops with sticks.
Cort's yelling, "HELP ME MOMMY!"
They also learned how to make sachets in the Powell House, and drew pictures of encouragement to be sent to George Washington's army. We stopped in to the learn the trade of the Cabinetmaker on the way out, and received the highly coveted Keepsake Pins, which the boys loved (Cort and Pierce picked drum pins, and Reid picked a duck). On the trail to our car, I saw this interesting little building and wondered if it might have been a place where messenger pigeons were kept and trained at one point. I looked for a plaque, but alas, didn't see anything.
Pretty sure he's saying, "Ya'll come back now, ya hear?"