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Welcome to our Bed and Breakfast in Williamsburg

A Historic Virginia Inn

The Fife and Drum Inn is the most conveniently located bed and breakfast in the heart of downtown Williamsburg, VA. Situated between the Colonial Williamsburg Historic Area and the College of William and Mary, the College Admissions Office is just a two block walk west from the inn's front door, and the colonial Governor's Palace is a two block walk east. The Fife and Drum Inn offers stunning rooms and a top-quality guest experience. Enjoying all that historic Williamsburg offers couldn't be more convenient! From our location on the north side of Merchants' Square, guests may easily explore this two block area with some of Virginia's best restaurants and more than thirty specialty retail shops.

A spacious bedroom with hardwood floors, a canopy bed, an inviting bathtub, and a tray of cheese, fruit and champagne on a sideboard.

Guest Rooms

In the heart of downtown

When you stay in our accommodations, you will enjoy a respite of rest, relaxation, and romance. Our nine rooms are each individually and uniquely decorated. They contain private baths with tiled showers, individual heat and AC thermostats, European shower massage, cable TV, free WiFi, hairdryers, monogrammed bathrobes, first-class amenities, and free convenient parking.

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Colonial Williamsburg

Rich with history

Most guests enjoy taking advantage of the inn’s proximity to Colonial Williamsburg and the picturesque College of William and Mary campus, opting to forgo driving from place to place and navigate the city on foot. The inn’s prime location may make it hard to get anywhere too quickly... no, not because of traffic, but because there is so much to see and do along the way!

Explore Williamsburg
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We serve a continental breakfast, including hot and cold items, from 8:00 to 9:30 AM. For those who prefer a full breakfast menu, we recommend the Blue Talon or Aromas Café. Both restaurants also offer lunch and dinner and are a few steps from our front door. Illy cafe is a block away for delicious coffee.

Breakfast Options
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About Us

Sharon and Billy Scruggs realized their long-term vision by opening the Fife and Drum Inn in 1999. They transformed a family property, initially built by Sharon's grandfather, A.W. Hitchens, into an inn. Hitchens constructed the building in 1933 to replace his general store on the Duke of Gloucester.

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Local Events

From the vibrant bustle of farmers' markets teeming with locally sourced produce and artisanal crafts to the summer concert series, the joyous revelry of the 4th of July, Christmas, and other holiday celebrations, Colonial Williamsburg offers a rich tapestry of experiences tailored to delight every visitor.

Upcoming Events
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Frequently Asked Questions

Situated near the College of William and Mary, steps away from Merchants Square, and only a two-block walk to Historic Colonial Williamsburg, we're a bed & breakfast boutique inn in the heart of Downtown Williamsburg. We offer an authentic experience with the front desk staffed from 8 AM to 3 PM daily. We are available by phone 24/7. Each room includes complimentary parking, one space per room, in our private lot or the city garage. Please note that due to the historic nature of the building, there are no elevators. Guests can call us with mobility questions.

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