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Williamsburg, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Magazine and Guardhouse

 
 
The Magazine and Guardhouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, December 10, 2011
1. The Magazine and Guardhouse Marker
Inscription. Erected in 1715, the Magazine was colonial Virginia’s storehouse for guns, ammunition, and military supplies. The action of British Governor Dunmore on the night of April 20-21, 1775, in removing gunpowder belonging to the Colony, touched off the Revolution in Virginia before news of the Battle of Lexington reached Williamsburg. The reconstructed Guardhouse was originally built during the French and Indian War. A comprehensive collection of military equipment includes antique Brown Bess muskets.
The Magazine is endowed by John & Linda Muckel.
 
Location. 37° 16.248′ N, 76° 41.994′ W. Marker is in Williamsburg, Virginia. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Duke of Gloucester Street and North England Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Williamsburg VA 23185, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Peyton Randolph House (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); James Anderson's Armoury (about 800 feet away); George Wythe House and Gardens (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of the First Theatre (approx. 0.2 miles away); Wetherburn's Tavern
The Magazine image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, December 10, 2011
2. The Magazine
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of First Baptist Church (approx. ¼ mile away); The Governor's Palace & Gardens (approx. ¼ mile away); The Raleigh Tavern (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Williamsburg.
 
Categories. Colonial EraWar, US Revolutionary
 
The Guardhouse image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, December 10, 2011
3. The Guardhouse
The Guardhouse yard image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, December 10, 2011
4. The Guardhouse yard
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 7, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 309 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 7, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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