The Magazine and Guardhouse

The Magazine and Guardhouse (HM15V9)

Location: Williamsburg, VA 23185
Country: United States of America

N 37° 16.248', W 76° 41.994'

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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.
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HM NumberHM15V9
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Date Added Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 1:53am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 349281 N 4126267
Decimal Degrees37.27080000, -76.69990000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 16.248', W 76° 41.994'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 16' 14.88" N, 76° 41' 59.64" W
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Area Code(s)757, 202
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 102 W Duke of Gloucester St, Williamsburg VA 23185, US
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