On Sunday, May 5th , 1862....The Battle of Williamsburg took place on our grounds!
Nowhere in Williamsburg will you find such a unique and exciting history on hotel grounds other than the Fort Magruder Hotel and Conference Center! Step outside to our courtyard and you can almost hear the sounds and feel the energy left behind by the daring patriots and brave soldiers who made history here. Named after Major General John Bankhead Magruder, the Fort Magruder Hotel and Conference Center is the premier lodging choice for family travelers and meeting attendees visiting history-rich Williamsburg, Virginia. During the civil war, Fort Magruder was an earthen fortification commanding the junction of two roads leading up the Peninsula to Williamsburg. This was the key position in a series of 14 large redoubts built by Major General John Bankhead Magruder. Redoubt #3, an authentic civil war earthwork, is located here on our grounds around the gazebo in our courtyard surrounded by the hotel. As you enter the hotel into the main lobby, view the rich paintings on the wall as well as the artifacts on display including musket balls, uniform buttons and a Union Army belt buckle found on property. A hand-stitched original 1850 quilt is on display.
" Your American History lesson begins as soon as you enter our lobby "
Redoubt #3 is still in evidence today on our grounds surrounding our gazabo.
View our beautiful paintings from the 1862 peninsula campaign in our main lobby.
See musket balls, swords, uniform buttons on display....Civil War artifacts found as the hotel was built.
Stroll along our paths and enjoy our beauty!
Enjoy a wonderful meal on our terrace overlooking our historical grounds.
Treat yourself and upgrade to a room overlooking the view of the courtyard.
Stroll along our sidewalks and enjoy the beautiful trees that surround the hotel which are beautiful each season!