Williamsburg and Hampton Roads Travel Guide

Williamsburg and Hampton Roads Sights

Raleigh Tavern

  • Duke of Gloucester St., west of Capitol Map It
  • Colonial Williamsburg
  • Historic District/Site

Published 01/10/2017

Fodor's Review

This gathering place was the scene of prerevolutionary revels and rallies that were often joined by Washington, Jefferson, Patrick Henry, and other major figures. The spare but elegant blue-and-white Apollo Room is said to have been the first meeting place of Phi Beta Kappa, the scholastic honorary society founded in 1776. The French general Marquis de Lafayette was feted here in 1824. In 1859 the original structure burned, and today's building is a reconstruction based on archaeological evidence and period descriptions and sketches of the building.

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Duke of Gloucester St., west of Capitol, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia, USA

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Sight Details:

  • Colonial Williamsburg entrance required

Published 01/10/2017


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