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Colonial Williamsburg

Explore the nation's largest living history museum with your leashed pup! Dogs are permitted throughout pet-friendly Colonial Williamsburg, with the exception of the buildings. Fido can even ride on the shuttle from the Visitor Center. You'll meet dozens of costumed interpreters in period dress and get to see original buildings from the 18th century. Visit Website

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Colonial Williamsburg has received a rating of 5.0 out of 5 bones by 5 canine critics on BringFido and 4.5 out of 5 by 12,538 guests on TripAdvisor.

  • Deborah
    Oct. 17, 2022
    Dog friendly

    Pets aren’t allowed in the buildings but Murphy was welcomed on the streets and lawns. We watched the outdoor events and ate at the Merchant Square. The Saturday morning farmer’s market was full
    of 4-legged babies. He seemed to love all the people and scenery.

  • Elle
    Jul. 31, 2022
    It was a PAWty!

    fantastic location to walk around with your pups! we enjoyed walking around and there is plenty to see and enjoy outside of the buildings. the shuttle is dog friendly from the visitors center, or you can walk on a nice shaded trail! plenty of trash cans for poops and lots of friendly faces!

  • Stephanie
    Mar. 16, 2022
    Puppy's Favorite Vacation

    We picked Williamsburg based on what I had read about dog friendly places. All true. Nash loved walking the historic streets of town and greeting all the friendly folks. Dogs can ride the shuttle from the visitor's center and around town. Patio dining was just barely getting going again after covid but we found a shady spot with some dog water. Sticks - there were so many good sticks to fetch.

  • Maggie
    May. 1, 2019
    They Will Sleep!

    Lots of walking but lots of shady paths and grassy areas. They can’t go into the buildings or history recreation areas but they can walk the main thoroughfares. Just remember to bring lots of water and check their little pads. Those bricks can get hot!

  • Victoria
    More than a year ago
    It is a great place to bring your little one!! 🐶

    I stayed at the Williamsburg Lodge and it was pet-friendly for a $50 a night fee (which was cheaper than a pet hotel) and the streets of Colonial Williamsburg are free for your pet and so is the shuttle. The only things that are not pet-friendly are the buildings (because they are historic). All in all this is a great place for you, your family and you pet!

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