When the settlers got to be so many and the little towne of Jamestowne got too little they moved the community inland about 7 miles and started Williamsburg. Mind you all this was still under the commnand of the King of England. As the years went by after the Revoluntionary War ended, Williamsburg fell into disrepair until 1923 when JD Rockefeller bought the land and 88 buildings to be preserved and setup in trust for its historical significance. Today you can visit the city and go through and see many buildings similar or just like it was in the 1700's, thanks to JD rockefeller. Interpretive actors dressed in period clothing are in all the buildings and grounds to answer questions or give demonstrations. Tickets are pricey but the price is worth the visit. You can walk around for free if you didn't want to go into any of the buildings or listen to the interpretive talks. We were treated to "Patrick Henry" but missed "Thomas Jefferson" speaking from a stage on the street. The whole experience congealed our thoughts about the early government and the peoples wanting for a new type of government.