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Colonial Village - Expo Chicago 1933

Colonial Village at the Exhibition Expo Chicago 1933
© Official Guide 1934

Mount Vernon, the home of George Washington, dominates the Colonial Village, while Boston's Old North Church dominates the other end of the village.

The Colonial Village is filled with shrines and relics of this nation's early history.
Here you can see Paul Revere's house, the House of the Seven Gables and the old Boston State House, all faithfully reproduced to exact scale.

Betsy Ross' House, where she made the first American flag, a colonial kitchen, Pilgrim's Colony, Washington's birthplace in Virginia, the Governor's Palace in Williamsburg, Virginia, and Wayside Inn Longfellow, are on one side of the village.

On the other side you see the village blacksmith shop, Benjamin Franklin's printing press, the witch's house in old Salem and the pirate's prison.

Parades and ceremonies will take place in the village square.
All the workers and inhabitants of the village are in colonial costume.
The furniture and accessories in the houses and buildings are authentic relics or exact reproductions. Here you are in America in the childhood of this country.

©Official Guide Book 1933-1934