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Are any facts available about Colonial Williamsburg?

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Facts ranging from Colonial Williamsburg's first formation to present day are readily available. Colonial Williamsburg was a major British colony early in the history of what would become the United States, so its history is extremely well documented.

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The Colonial Williamsburg foundation has made a lot of information about the history of the colonial city available online. These facts come from a combination of the archaeological data and primarily text sources.

Depending on what particular topic about Williamsburg an individual is interested in, several bibliographies are available from the foundation. For example, those interested in colonial family life may want to look at the family bibliography. These sources, such as "The Protestant Temperament: Patterns of Child-Rearing, Religious Experience, and the Self in Early America" and "Domestic Revolutions: A Social History of American Family Life," offer numerous facts regarding this aspect of Colonial Williamsburg.

The City of Williamsburg's official website also features some key facts about Colonial Williamsburg. Such facts include Colonial Williamsburg becoming the capital of the Virginia Colony in 1699 after the original capital city, Jamestown, was downgraded to a regular city within the colony. Additionally, a number of famous individuals studied in Williamsburg, including Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe and John Tyler.

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