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Williamsburg and Hampton Roads Sights

Courthouse

  • Government Building

Fodor's Review

The original Courthouse of 1770 was used by municipal and county courts until 1932. Civil and minor criminal matters and cases involving slaves were adjudicated here; other trials were conducted at the Capitol. The stocks once used to punish misdemeanors are outside the building: they can make for a humorous photo opportunity. The courthouse's exterior has been restored to its original appearance. Visitors often participate in scheduled reenactments of court sessions.

Sight Information

Address:

North side of Duke of Gloucester St., west of Queen St., Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia, United States

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