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Aldrich House Bed & Breakfast
Enjoy your “home away from home” at the Aldrich House Bed & Breakfast with lodging accommodations located a block from the Historic Colonial Williamsburg area.
Our guests have enjoyed the openness and cleanliness of our B&B operated by us, Tom and Sue Patton, for over 23 years.
If you’re worried about the crowds, schedule a private tour with Tom to learn about our history.
We can’t wait to see you again or meet you for the 1st time and help you enjoy your visit.
Prior to European settlement, the area around modern-day Williamsburg was settled by the indigenous American tribes of the Powhatan Confederacy. Williamsburg was first settled in 1638 and was originally referred to as Middle Plantation due to its location on the high ground in the middle of the Virginia Peninsula. In 1699, Middle Plantation was renamed Williamsburg in honor of King William III of England.
By the turn of the 20th century, Williamsburg was a quiet country village, and many colonial buildings, while still standing, were in disrepair. The Reverend Dr. D.A.R. Goodwin made it his goal to restore Williamsburg to its colonial spendor, seeking financial help from none other than John D. Rockefeller Jr., the heir to Standard Oil. It was due to the Rockefeller contributions that Williamsburg became what it is today: A living museum, with history preserved and on exhibit every day.