Trish Thomas (right foreground) of Williamsburg Walking Tours leads a tour for the Virginia Department of Blind and Vision Impaired. Courtesy Williamsburg Walking Tours (Courtesy Williamsburg Walking Tours)

From The Virginia Gazette: “Season underway for Williamsburg walking tours”

Picture of Article By: <br>Trish Thomas

Article By:
Trish Thomas

Co-owner of Williamsburg Walking Tours since 2011, she offers guided tours of Williamsburg’s history, the African American experience in Williamsburg, and the Civil War in Williamsburg.

About Trish
Williamsburg Walking Tours owner/operator Trish and David Thomas were featured in the Virginia Gazette recently. Below is the text, and a very large 'thank you' to Wilford Kale for helping kick off a great new season!

Thank you and credit for the following goes to the Virginia Gazette for publishing the article by Wilford Kale.

“Trish and David Thomas are gearing up their Williamsburg Walking Tours for a new season with three daily outings now available — Walk About History, Civil War in Williamsburg and African American History tours.

“Begun 11 years ago, “these are not your tour book kind of tours,” Trish explained. “I’ve been giving tours for years — it’s my life’s work. I have done extensive research on each subject and have put together material gathered from books, journals, diaries and letters.

” ‘Each provides three centuries of extraordinary history.’

“Currently the daily tour schedule is Walk About History, 10 a.m., African American History, noon, and Civil War in Williamsburg, 2 p.m. The tours begin at the intersection of Duke of Gloucester Street and Palace Green, except for the Civil War tour, which begins at the reconstructed Capitol building.

“Advanced reservations are required and can be obtained online at or at 757-634-2452. The rates are $20 for adults, $16 for ages 7-14 and 6 and under free.

“David said his personal tour favorite is Walk About History because “it’s not limited to the history at the time of the American Revolution” but covers Williamsburg’s history from the late 17th century through the restoration of colonial Williamsburg. has hundreds of reviews regarding the company — 502 excellent reports out of the current total of 552 postings. Last month one reviewer said: ‘I’ve taken three of this company’s tours with Trish and they’ve been fascinating, educational and viewpoint-changing experiences. Trish is well-spoken and passionate and has a bottomless source of historical fact that is very often stunning and thought provoking.’

“Group tours can be arranged, such as those requested by the Virginia Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired.

“Currently only Trish and David are conducting tours. ‘COVID has been tough on businesses through the past several years,’ she said. Normally, groups can have up to 25 persons, but ‘smaller groups are better so people can hear and ask questions.’

“All three tours are conducted outdoors and patrons do not go inside buildings. Colonial Williamsburg tickets are not required for the tours.

“According to new requirements, masks are no longer a necessity ‘and we hope that people have been vaccinated,’ David added.

By Wilford Kale of the Virginia Gazette posted March 28, 2022 at 5:53 pm

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