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Brickmaker

Colonial Williamsburg Brickyard
Colonial Williamsburg Brickyard
Colonial Williamsburg Brickyard

From Clay to Solid Foundations

During the summer, brickmakers mold and dry thousands of bricks. You can even give them a hand by taking off your shoes and stomping water into the clay with your bare feet!

Come back in the autumn and see the bricks you helped make baked in a giant, wood-fired oven called a clamp. Keep your eyes out, too, for masons using these bricks in all sorts of projects around town.

Learn more about the brickmaker on History.org Go
Schedule of
Operation:

Hours effective through
August 31, 2014
Mon.: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Tues.: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Wed.: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Thurs.: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Fri.: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Sat.: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Sun.: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Ticket Required?
check Yes
ticketCW Admission
About this Historic Site: Child and Family Friendly Come and Go

Upcoming Events at the Brickyard Events

Nov 19
9:00 AM
Firing the Brick Kiln
Colonial Williamsburg's "brick gang" hand-molds as many as 20,000 bricks each season! Once agan, it's time to build the kiln and fire the bricks so they can be used in construction projects throughout the Revolutionary City. Stop by to watch the progress and talk to the brickmakers as they work round the clock to keep the fires burning.
Nov 19
10:00 AM
Firing the Brick Kiln
Colonial Williamsburg's "brick gang" hand-molds as many as 20,000 bricks each season! Once agan, it's time to build the kiln and fire the bricks so they can be used in construction projects throughout the Revolutionary City. Stop by to watch the progress and talk to the brickmakers as they work round the clock to keep the fires burning.
Nov 19
11:00 AM
Firing the Brick Kiln
Colonial Williamsburg's "brick gang" hand-molds as many as 20,000 bricks each season! Once agan, it's time to build the kiln and fire the bricks so they can be used in construction projects throughout the Revolutionary City. Stop by to watch the progress and talk to the brickmakers as they work round the clock to keep the fires burning.
Nov 19
12:00 PM
Firing the Brick Kiln
Colonial Williamsburg's "brick gang" hand-molds as many as 20,000 bricks each season! Once agan, it's time to build the kiln and fire the bricks so they can be used in construction projects throughout the Revolutionary City. Stop by to watch the progress and talk to the brickmakers as they work round the clock to keep the fires burning.
Handicap AccessibilityA gravel path with considerable slope leads to the yard.