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As part of an official state visit to the United States, Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi (center) visited Colonial Williamsburg in March of 1966. Here, she is pictured exiting a building in the Historic Area. Prime Minister Gandhi would later…

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President Ronald Reagan and Mrs. Nancy Reagan reviewing the Fifes and Drums Corp. Their visit was part of the 1983 G7 summit, which also included the heads of state of France, Canada, West Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom. The summit…

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President Warren Harding (tipping hat in the back seat) rides in a car through the city of Williamsburg, ca. 1920s. President Harding served from 1921-1923 before dying in office. During his visit, Williamsburg had not yet been restored to its 18th…

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Premier Zhao Ziyang of the People's Republic of China visits Colonial Williamsburg in January 1984. Mark Howell (ctr), acting supervisor of the Bindery, and Bob Lyon, (l) apprentice, explain the process of papermaking to Ziyang and his wife.

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President Ronald Reagan greets British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher during the welcoming ceremonies of the 1983 Economic Summit. Her visit was accompanied by the heads of state of France, Canada, West Germany, Italy, and Japan. The summit saw…

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Former President Richard Nixon with wife Pat and archaeologist Ivor Noel Hume in the archaeology lab, 1981. Former President Nixon took a personal interest in the archaeological methods used at Colonial Williamsburg. Ivor Noel Hume, director of the…

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Egyptian President Anwar El Sadat leaves the Lightfoot House. Sadat's visit to Colonial Williamsburg came as part his first official state visit to the United States since becoming President of Egypt. Following an afternoon touring the Historic Area,…

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President Urho Kekkonen of Finland and Ambassador Shirley Temple Black lawn bowling at the Williamsburg Inn in 1976. Shirley Temple Black, who would also serve as U.S. Chief of Protocol, played host for several dignitaries, including President…

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President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Gov. George C. Peery during the 1934 dedication of Duke of Gloucester Street. Williamsburg mayor Channing Hall stands in foreground.

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King Zahir and Queen Humaira Begum of Afghanistan during their visit to Colonial Williamsburg in 1963. The 'Last King of Afghanistan' visited Colonial Williamsburg with his wife as part of a tour of the United States.

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President and Mrs. Arturo Frondizi of Argentina visit with interpreters outside of The Golden Ball. President Frondizi toured the United States as part of his official state visit, which included a ticker tape parade in New York City.

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Marshal Tito of Yugoslavia rides in a carriage with Williamsburg Mayor (Dr.) Henry M. Stryker, Colonial Williamsburg President Carlisle Humelsine, and others. Tito was in the United States for an informal visit to tour the nation. While visiting…

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Japan's Emperor Hirohito and Empress Nagako setting out from the Williamsburg Inn on a carriage ride with Colonial Williamsburg president Carlisle Humelsine. The Emperor and Empress requested that their visit be identical to the visit of Queen…

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During his 1946 tour of the United States with General Dwight D. Eisenhower, Sir Winston Churchill made plans to visit Colonial Williamsburg, now twelve years old after the opening of its Historic Area. Mr. Churchill and General Eisenhower arrived by…

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King Paul and Queen Frederika of Greece descending the stairs at the WIlliamsburg Inn. The King and Queen were among the first foreign dignitaries to visit Colonial Williamsburg through the State Department program established by Colonial…

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President Harry S. Truman, flanked by several costumed interpreters, laughs as he descends the steps outside the Governor's Palace. President Truman was in Williamsburg in 1948 to receive an honorary degree from The College of William and Mary.…