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Play Your Role

in the Revolution

Horseman riding through the Colonial Williamsburg's Revolutionary City

Make Your Own Memories

with Special Seasonal Events

Colonial Williamsburg Grand Illumination

Try a Tavern

or Enjoy a Modern Meal

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Discover Colonial Williamsburg

The Revolutionary City

Discover Colonial Williamsburg and become a citizen of the Revolutionary City. Engage with the local community and experience firsthand the daily struggles of wartime. Explore our art museums, unleash your kids’ inner colonists, tee off a game of golf, or relax and unwind at the Spa. Stay at one of the official Colonial Williamsburg hotels, with a variety of opportunities to shop and dine, and you’ll never want to leave.

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    Revolution

    Meet the tradespeople, shopkeepers, political figures, women, and the enslaved that call Williamsburg home. Learn of their hopes, struggles, and fears in these uncertain times. As you explore the challenges of daily life set against the backdrop of revolution, get caught up in the historic moments taking place around you.

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    Revolutionary City
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    Tours
    and Activities

    Join us on one of more than 20 guided and self-guided tours offered daily. Enter the homes of Williamsburg’s 18th-century residents, get a firsthand perspective from a curator, or see the city by carriage. Meet some of the rare animal breeds living in our pastures or learn some colonial tips and tricks in the garden to take home with you.

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    Tours and Activities
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    Trades
    and Places

    Explore the government buildings, shops, homes, gardens, and taverns of the Revolutionary City. From a thriving Public Armoury churning out weapons to the shop of a tailor looking for a new way to import fabrics—discover how industries were affected by the Revolutionary War.

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    Trades and Places
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    Fun for Kids

    Train to be a soldier in the militia, get your hands dirty in the brickyard, or accept your mission as an undercover spy in an episode of RevQuest: Save the Revolution! From a game of family golf to a cryptic city-wide mission, we’ve got you covered with activities the whole family will enjoy.

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    Fun for Kids
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    Museums

    Explore our world-class art museums and be swept away by bold, imaginative pieces of colonial and contemporary American folk art. Take in stunning examples of American and British antiques and decorative art from the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries, or unleash your child’s creativity with an activity in the education studio.

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    Art Museums
  • Shopping

    Shopping

    From timeless home accessories to authentic reproduction 18th-century flatware and furniture—you’ll find the perfect gift, souvenir, or accent for your home.

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    Dining

    Dining

    Gather in a historic tavern for an 18th-century-inspired meal or enjoy a modern menu at one of our contemporary restaurants, cafés, bars, or lounges.

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  • Golf

    Golf

    Tee off on one of the championship courses of the Golden Horseshoe Golf Club. Enjoy unmatched par 3s, challenging terrain, and one of the game’s first island greens.

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    Spa

    Spa

    Rejuvenate and relax with a massage or try a healing century-inspired treatment at the award-winning Spa of Colonial Williamsburg.

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  • Hotels

    Whether for a family vacation, romantic getaway, or business travel, we have a room tailored to meet your needs and exceed your expectations. Let us make planning your next visit easy with exclusive guest benefits like discounted admission tickets and guest-only events.

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    Hotels
  • Speakers Series

    Speakers

    Join us for smart, engaging, and relevant discussions from prominent thought leaders and experts from around the world in the Colonial Williamsburg Speaker Series.

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    Special Events

    Special Events

    In addition to our regularly scheduled ongoing events in the Revolutionary City, we invite you to join us throughout the year for special seasonal occasions.

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  • Evening Programs

    From rousing, one-of-a-kind tavern meals to fan-favorite ghost tours, you’ll find a variety of colonial games, dancing, music, and performances to take your visit well past sunset. Take in a contemporary movie at the Kimball Theatre or participate in 18th-century witch trial.

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    Evening Programs
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Know Before You Go

  • The Revolutionary City is open 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
  • Evening programs generally begin at 7 p.m.
  • Duke of Gloucester Street is roughly 1 mile long, so wear comfortable shoes.
  • Soldiers at sunset in Market Square

    Help Us Preserve America’s Story

    Your support matters. The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is a not-for-profit, privately funded, educational and cultural organization. Your donation directly benefits our mission and the livelihood of the Revolutionary City, research, and educational resources.

  • Thomas Jefferson and others on the set of an Electronic Field Trip

    Encouraging Citizen Engagement

    We aim to share our rich history and engage students by using modern technology—such as publications, online games, podcasts, music, photographs, videos, electronic field trips, classroom guides, and teacher training—to bring history to life.