Sir Winston Churchill and General Dwight D. Eisenhower

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Sir Winston Churchill and General Dwight D. Eisenhower


Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969
Churchill, Winston, 1874-1965
Raleigh Tavern (Williamsburg, Va.)
Block 17. Building 6A.
Heads of State - United Kingdom
Prime Ministers - United Kingdom
Visitors, Foreign
Generals - United States


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 a special train on Friday, March 8, 1946. Their party enjoyed a tour of the Historic Area, followed by a visit to the Wren Building at the College of William and Mary. During their carriage ride, the horses were frightened and the tour continued by car. General Eisenhower recalled how “Sir Winston didn’t pay any attention [to the frightened horses], he just lit his cigar.”
After the tour, Mr. Churchill and General Eisenhower were invited to tea at Raleigh Tavern by Mr. Kenneth Chorley, President of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, where this photograph was taken. They proceeded to dinner at the Williamsburg Inn. Sir Winston Churchill graced Colonial Williamsburg with an eloquent speech at dinner, concluding with a generous wish: “Long may Colonial Williamsburg flourish! Firm may be the links which it may forge with our past, and may those links of distant by-gone days be reinforced by new links and new bonds which will reach across the ocean and join our two peoples together.”


Dementi, Frank A.


Larson, Chiles



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Rights Holder

Special Collections, John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Gelatin silver print

Physical Dimensions

8x10 inches


Dementi, Frank A., “Sir Winston Churchill and General Dwight D. Eisenhower,” John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, accessed April 19, 2024,