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Located in College of William and Mary, the Phi Beta Kappa Memorial Hall is used for cultural and social events. This building houses a theater and the largest auditorium on the campus. It hosts a number of events, including concerts and debates. The Mainstage Theatre has a seating capacity of 763, with 486 seats on the main floor and 277 balcony seats.
Located inside the College of William & Mary, the Muscarelle Museum of Art was created after locals realized what a wealth of art the university had accumulated over the years. The exhibitions held here are dramatic and thought-provoking to say the least, while the permanent exhibition is a class apart from the others you may have seen. Abstract Impressionist lovers will delight in this art haven that has preserved its treasures magnificently. Check website for details.
Visit Kaplan Arena anytime of the year and it will be filled with passionate sports fans. Buy a ticket and elbow your way through the crowds with cola and popcorns and cheer your favorite basketball or volleyball team. See the spectators rise in unison as the Cavaliers break into the opponent area and shoot the ball through the basket. Tribe is another hot favorite here; seeing both the teams in action is all fun and excitement. Check the website for details of fixtures.
Experience the old-world charm of R. Charlton's Coffeehouse which was the only establishment that served coffee back in the 18th century. The newly reconstructed building offers guided tours through three rooms namely the luxurious conference room, Mr. Charlton's office and the tea room where visitors get to sample delicious coffee, tea and velvety chocolate. The modest architecture takes you back to the days of the revolution when this coffeehouse was a prime location for political discussions and gossips. You will also be greeted by Edith Kumbo, an African-American woman who will tell you her story. The coffeehouse also hosts events featuring enactments from the days of the revolution. So the next time you are in Williamsburg, make sure you book your tickets to visit this historic landmark.
This home, which was built in the mid-1750s, belonged to George Wythe, who helped to lead the patriotic movement against England's rule and became Virginia's first signer of the Declaration of Independence. His home, which stands today as part of the Colonial Williamsburg living museum, has been restored to how it would have looked when George Wythe and his wife lived there. Aside from being the home of a famous patriot, the house also served as George Washington's headquarters when the British seized Yorktown. Thomas Jefferson also made a visit to the home in 1776, adding to the house's list of famous guests. Today, visitors can explore the beautiful brick building and perhaps even imagine that they are standing where George Washington once stood.