Williamsburg’s jail, or gaol, set the standard for colonial prison architecture. Visit the building this year as we celebrate the 75th anniversary of its reconstruction. Architectural historian Carl Lounsbury describes the structure.
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Stories of famous captures are rivaled only by stories of famous escapes at Williamsburg’s Public Gaol. Tom Hay shares his favorites.| Transcript
Gaynelle McNichols talks about her fascination with the misfits who spent time in Williamsburg&s gaol in Revolutionary times.| Transcript
Tom Hay talks about crime and punishment in 18th-century Williamsburg.| Transcript