There comes a time when we must visit the governor. One such governor would have been Lord Dunmore, infamous for his attempt to manipulate the Revolution in favor of the British. He did so by recruiting the slaves of Patriots to serve in the British military, promising them freedom if they did. Notice, he did not recruit the slaves of Loyalists.
There came a time when Dunmore had to skip town, abandoned the Governor's Palace. The original building, like so many, burned, but in the ashes and ruins, archaeology has discovered some interesting things - including human remains.
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The Colonial brick building has been rebuilt and refurnished at great expense and in intricate detail.
Our group had a scheduled tour of the Governor's Palace, in which we were directed into the various rooms on two stories. We'll see interior in future articles, which include some of Lord Dunmore's possessions.
The Governor's Palace sits in stark contrast to some of the other lifestyles in the area.